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Why Are GPS Distances Always Different?

In this short and simple video I'll explain why GPS distances are always different, and what you can do to improve the accuracy of your GPS distance reading.

In this Guide:
  • How GPS Distance is Calculated
  • Why GPS Differs
  • Tips to Improve Your Distance Measurement

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This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard

Cris Hazzard 4 Mile Trail Yosemite
Hi, I'm Cris Hazzard, aka Hiking Guy, a professional outdoors guide, hiking expert, and author based in Southern California. I created this website to share all the great hikes I do with everyone else out there. This site is different because it gives detailed directions that even the beginning hiker can follow. I also share what hiking gear works and doesn't so you don't waste money. I don't do sponsored or promoted content; I share only the gear recommendations, hikes, and tips that I would with my family and friends. If you like the website and YouTube channel, please support these free guides (I couldn't do it without folks like you!).

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