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Why Use a GPS?

Sep 5, 2008
Global Positioning System (GPS) was introduced way back in the mid-80s in US, to cater to the needs of defense forces. For a significant period the application was limited to defense sphere only, and all the civil sectors were deprived of the benefits of GPS. There were all round criticism of the technology, and a number of security advocates purported that the technology would aid stronger nations to supervise the security of relatively weaker countries. Nevertheless, the technology has gained the much deserved popularity and acceptance during the later half of the 90s, when different countries realized the utility of GPS for commercial use. Now, in addition to defense, GPS is being widely used in various spheres, including- mobile phones, navigation, exploration of earth environment and its gravity field.

As of now, the GPS technology has advanced considerably, and a number of sophisticated GPS devices are available in the market. The technology is largely being embraced by the modern industries, and automobile industry is among the largest benefited section. The present day's car manufacturers have integrated the technology into their automobiles, and facilitated them in better exploration of their favorite destinations. However, if you are yet to reap the benefits of the GPS application then you can install or purchase a fully-featured GPS device for yourself.

If you like exploring new places, then GPS tool is a must have application for you. Just turn the keys of your car on, and geared up for discovering new sites of your choice, with the most proficient guide ever, in the guise of GPS device. If you are into an unknown place, GPS device would provide all the relevant information needed for your trip. GPS would narrate the latest traffic updates, and help you in avoiding the traffic jams ahead. Furthermore, the technology also informs you about the turns and intersections on your way. Most of the devices even flash the names of the prominent roads and intersections ahead.

GPS assists you in reckoning the current weather condition of any particular region. These weather forecasts save you from the imminent weather strokes, and help you in planning your trip accordingly. It even gives you an idea about the population density of the given area, and thereby helps you in avoiding crowded areas to drive through. The technology provides you all the necessary information about any region, and thereby helps you in preparing yourself accordingly. For instance, if you are visiting a cold region, then you can equip your car with all the necessary attachments, such as- snow tires, quantity of antifreeze, etc. Thus, this will help you in countering all sorts of shackles you may face in course of journey.

Furthermore, the devices are of great significance to travelers, and support them in finding the required places. For instance, while driving you are feeling uneasy and immediately need medical aid, then you could easily find all the prominent clinics and dispensaries within your vicinity. Moreover, it also enables you to locate the famous bars and restaurants, clubs, famous sites and landmarks, malls and shopping complexes, garage and servicing stations, and other such relevant places.
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