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The Global Positioning System (GPS) is made up of the satellites, ground control centers and the receiver. With this system, it is possible to pinpoint a subject's location on earth and help for the navigation. In recent years, GPS was widely used in orienteering competitions with developing new discipline, mapping, live broadcast and live tracking. It made a summary of the advantages and shortages in the current application of the GPS in orienteering competitions. It also forecasts the future on GPS use in the sport.