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Make Life Easy With Your GPS System

Jun 13, 2008
GPS or Global Positioning System is a modern technology which is used primarily for tracking the position of your object. The object can be anything from vehicles to human. The invention of GPS system can be dated back to the year 1940 when the radio-based navigational systems was used for Long Range Navigation. The GPS as we know today is the evolution of the Long Range Navigation technology. However, the system was available to public until 20 years ago. Now-a-days, GPS system is implemented in almost every facet of human life.

Mobile phones:

The advancement of GPS technology can also be seen being used in the mobile phone industry. For instance, some of the latest mobile phones are based on 3G network. Today`s mobile phones use the Global Navigation Satellite system. The GPS receiver in the mobile phones catches the signal transmitted by the Global Navigation Satellite. This helps in determining the location, time and speed of the object, i.e. the handset.

Personal vehicles:

What works for a mobile phone also works for vehicles such buses, trucks, cars and even motorbikes. The Global Positing System technology is being predominantly used for tracking the position and movement of the vehicles. Using GPS system in your vehicle helps you know the accurate route of your vehicle.

Police department:

The Global Positing System technology is also used by the police department to track the criminal through route maps and voice guidance. Understandably, this system is used under the sea and also in the sky for surveillance purpose.

Gaming console:

GPS system is used in many gaming consoles allowing the gamers to figure out their speed of the vehicles to improve their gaming skills. The latest play station introduced by Sony is the best example of GPS system-based gaming console.

How GPS Can Help You Improve Your Personal Life:

In your car:

If you are driving a GPS automobile you are least likely to lose you way no mater wherever you go. With the help of GPS you can figure out where you are located at any particular point of time. As a result you save your precious time in wondering about you are located.

While you play:

If you are a serious golfer, GPS will help can help you determine things such as how far is your ball from the hole, a bunker or even a water hazard. If you are sucker for soccer, use GPS to figure out your speed on the ground and total distance covered by you.

For you family members:

If you are one of those who always worry about their kids taking their car out, you can use the GPS in your car to track their movement no matter wherever they go. Similarly, if your parents or any family members are suffering from dementia and likely to get lost in their way back to home, you can use GPS in their vehicles which will help you tack their position and rescue them accordingly.

In your business:

If you are running a transport business and need to keep track of the drivers, GPS can do a world of good to your business. GPS system will help you find if your drivers are taking undue breaks or using wrong routes. Moreover, GPS will help you find the status of your shipment.

For you pets:

Are you a pet lover? Then use a GPS-based chip in your pet`s collar and rest assured that you pet it safe. You can let your pet roam freely enjoying its freedom. Even if it loses its way, it will be pretty easy for you to find it.

It`s not always easy to ensure you remember everything in the fast-paced life. To reduce the risk many people use GPS technology where they feel its importance.
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This article can be accessed in portuguese from the Article section of page www.polomercantil.com.br/gps.php
Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for www.PoloMercantil.com.br
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