Question - What does BeiDou mean?

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Beidou - Computer Definition A satellite-based radio navigation system developed by the China Space Science and Technology Group. Beidou is Chinese for the Big Dipper. The North Star, which has been used for centuries for navigation, is located in the Big Dipper. See GPS and GEO. The BeiDou System has been designed to reach accuracy levels similar to those of GPS and Galileo Open Service: positioning accuracy within 10 meters, timing accuracy within 50 ns and velocity accuracy within 0. 2 meters per second. BeiDou is the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) system developed by China to provide all-time, all-weather and high-accuracy positioning, navigation and timing services to global users. The service is named after the Big Dipper constellation, which is called as BeiDou in Chinese. Chinese officials claim that the third-generation Beidou will be as accurate and reliable as GPS, if not more so. four satellites

https://www.quora.com/How-many-countries-have-their-own-GPS-system

United States (GPS) The United States was the first country to introduce satellite technology with the global positioning system (GPS). Japan (QZSS) Russia (GLONASS) China Peoples Republic of China (BeiDou NavigationSatellite System) European Union (Galileo) India (Navic) added in 2018.

https://sinostep.com/top-20-must-have-apps-for-travellers-and-expats-in-china/

Best Maps and Navigation Apps in China Google Maps???? Google Maps is the best comprehensive maps service throughout China, as it is fully available in English and makes it easy to navigate around even if you don't speak the language. Autonavi Navigation???? Baidu Maps???? Apple Maps????

https://www.quora.com/Which-is-better-GLONASS-or-GPS

In terms of accuracy, both have a different perception. It can be used best on high latitudes (north or south), where GPS signals cannot be reached. Talking about the accuracy, GLONASS is much preferable than GPS due to its orbital position. So even when you are at a place where GPS does not work properly.

https://www.trackschoolbus.com/blog/countries-have-their-own-gps-system/

There are countries that operate through their indigenous GPS systems. 5 of them are India, Russia, China, The European Union and Japan. This post sheds light on all the 5 GPS systems that are operated and managed by these countries.

http://www.terrisgps.com/gnss-gps-differences-explained/

GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, and is an umbrella term that encompasses all global satellite positioning systems. This includes constellations of satellites orbiting over the earth's surface and continuously transmitting signals that enable users to determine their position.

https://www.gpsworld.com/how-to-achieve-1-meter-accuracy-in-android/

In terms of GPS accuracy in the open sky, there has not been much change in the last few years. If you're outside and can see the open sky, the GPS accuracy from your phone is about five meters, and that's been constant for a while.

https://www.gps.gov/policy/funding/

The American taxpayer pays for the GPS service enjoyed throughout the world. All GPS program funding comes from general U. S. tax revenues. The bulk of the program is budgeted through the Department of Defense, which has primary responsibility for developing, acquiring, operating, sustaining, and modernizing GPS.

https://gssc.esa.int/navipedia/index.php/GLONASS_General_Introduction

In May 2007 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the GLONASS navigation system to provide the service free for customers: "Access to civilian navigation signals of global navigation satellite system GLONASS is provided to Russian and foreign consumers free of charge and without limitations".

https://www.inkstonenews.com/tech/chinas-beidou-navigation-system-now-covers-entire-world/article/21

Beidou, the Chinese name for Big Dipper or Plough, is a satellite-based navigation system developed by China. Most navigation services in the world use signals from GPS, which is owned by the US government and operated by the US Air Force. A total of 43 satellites have been launched.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite

Currently there are over 2000 artificial satellites orbiting the Earth.

https://www.n2yo.com/satellites/?c=&t=country

SATELLITES BY COUNTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS Country/Organization Name Code Satellites in Orbit CANADA CA 54 CHILE CHLE 3 CHINA/BRAZIL CHBZ 3 COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (FORMER USSR) CIS 1524