Magellan NAV 1000 GPS Receiver, 1988

The Magellan Corporation developed this hand-held, battery-powered GPS receiver for the civilian market in 1988. Magellan anticipated that civilians would use them for hiking, boating, and other recreational purposes.

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The Magellan NAV 1000 GPS Receiver was one of the first developed for civilians.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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The Magellan NAV 1000 GPS Receiver was one of the first developed for civilians.