Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Shows

NOW PLAYING (1 of 0)

How Do GPS Coordinates Work?

So you’ve seen those location-tagging numbers on maps and GPS devices before, but do you actually know what they mean? Brainstuff is here to fill you in.


Most Watched in HSW

Most Watched in HSW
1:11

BrainStuff: How Do GPS Coordinates Work?

Most Watched in HSW
2:57

BrainStuff: What Is Fracking?

Most Watched in HSW
3:21

Fw:Thinking: The Internet of Things

Most Watched in HSW
5:33

What the Stuff?!: 4 Strange and Creepy Islands

Most Watched in HSW
3:36

Stuff Mom Never Told You: Sports Boobs

Most Watched in HSW
10:19

Stuff You Should Know: Internet Roundup: The Worst Study Ever? & The World's Oldest Person

Most Watched in HSW
3:05

BrainStuff: Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

Most Watched in HSW
3:16

BrainStuff: How Does Colorblindness Work?

Most Watched in HSW
3:37

BrainStuff: How Does Anxiety Work?

Most Watched in HSW
3:46

Fw:Thinking: The Future of Big Data

Most Watched in HSW
3:28

BrainStuff: Can Smoking A Scorpion Get You High?

Most Watched in HSW
3:22

Stuff to Blow Your Mind: 10 Mind Blowing Sex Facts: Part 1 - Epic Science


Recent Videos in HSW

Recent Videos in HSW
1:11

BrainStuff: How Do GPS Coordinates Work?

Recent Videos in HSW
5:48

Stuff You Missed in History Class: History Meets Fiction at House of the Seven Gables

Recent Videos in HSW
3:37

BrainStuff: How Does Anxiety Work?

Recent Videos in HSW
3:28

BrainStuff: Can Smoking A Scorpion Get You High?

Recent Videos in HSW
3:02

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Salem's History: So Much More Than Witch Stories

Recent Videos in HSW
3:25

BrainStuff: What is 'New Car Smell?'

Recent Videos in HSW
2:19

HowStuffWorks: AR 101: The Basics of Augmented Reality

Recent Videos in HSW
5:57

BrainStuff: What Is The Drake Equation?

Recent Videos in HSW
3:40

HowStuffWorks: VR 101: The Basics of Virtual Reality

Recent Videos in HSW
7:45

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Digging Archaeology at Harvard Yard

Recent Videos in HSW
6:57

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Why are people protesting in North Dakota?

Recent Videos in HSW
6:41

BrainStuff: The Way We Think About Sugar Is Going To Change