GPS, or the Global Positioning System, is a global navigation satellite system developed by the US military that provides location, velocity, and time synchronization.
GPS is everywhere. It is found in your smartphone, your car, your watch, and your wearables. It provides navigation to help you travel from point A to point B with all the possible alternate routes too. Its applications are numerous.
What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigation system that uses satellites, a receiver, and computer algorithms to provide data such as location, velocity, time, and altitude for air, sea, and land travel.
There are a total of 24 satellites orbiting the earth in six planes and each plane has 4 satellites. They are present at an altitude of 20,000 km above the Earth and travel at a speed of 14,000 km/h providing constant data to people on Earth.
What are the elements of a GPS system?
The GPS system comprises three different elements that work together to provide data about that device. They are as follows:
Satellites — Satellites circle the Earth and transmit signals to the users about the geographical position and time of the day.
Ground Control — Ground Control consists of Earth-based monitoring stations, master control stations, and ground antennas. These stations help in tracking and operating the satellites in space and monitoring transmissions. Monitoring stations are present on every continent in the world.
User Device — GPS receivers and transmitters including devices like watches, smartphones, GPS devices, and GPS phones.
What are the uses of GPS?
GPS is a powerful tool and most businesses are dependent on it. Various industries are now using GPS for various functions. As it works in all weather conditions, it is very reliable in providing data on location and time.
Pilots, ship captains, boat and yacht owners, surveyors, scientists, emergency responders, rescue operators, mining, and agriculture are some of the domains in which GPS has a huge role to play
The 5 main uses of GPS are:
Location — Determines the geographical position of a device.
Navigation — Helps travel from one location to another.
Tracking — Monitors objects or personal movement.
Mapping — Creates maps of the world.
Timing — Precise time measurements.
Some specific examples where GPS can be used are:
Emergency Response and Evacuation: During an emergency or natural disaster, it is important to determine the exact location of the incidence and dispatch the first responders. These people use GPS for mapping and keeping track of emergency response personnel.
Gaming: GPS can be incorporated into games.
Health and Fitness: Smartwatches and wearable technology tracks fitness activity (such as running distance) and benchmark it against a similar demographic.
Mining, large-scale Construction: From locating equipment to measuring and improving asset allocation, GPS enables companies to increase return on their assets.
Transportation: GPS is the lifeline of logistics companies worldwide. It helps track goods and the location of the truck and the route it is traveling. It helps in optimizing the route, fuel consumption, avoiding heavy traffic, and ensuring the driver’s safety.
GPS is prominently used in Agriculture, the Military, Mobile communications, autonomous vehicles, Fishing, Sales, Service, and Security.
Benefits of installing a GPS device:
Sales & Distribution
Safer Public Transportation
Tracking and Locating Lost People
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- Helping businesses improve their productivity
- Help reduce fuel cost
- Help in tracking of fleet in logistics
- Help in locating lost objects and persons.
- Budget friendly
- Free consultation
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