The Uses of GPS

GPS device

GPS tracking systems are a direct consequence of the thirst of humanity for progress and convenience. While there is a saying that laziness pushes progress forward, this isn’t the case here. Our desire to constantly move and relocate has taken us to a point where we want to know where we are in real time. GPS is short for “Global Positioning System” and it provides us with tremendous amounts of convenience when we travel or want to keep track of something.

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It is absolutely clear that maps are obsolete. They have followed the fate of newspapers, typewriters and street phones. All of those things were replaced by something smaller, flexible and way more efficient. If you drive in a foreign country a map will give you just a general idea of the area. However it will not account for any changes of the infrastructure, traffic information or even your own location.

GPS deviceWith GPS you are able to see exactly where you are and the final point you are trying to reach. The best part is that this little gadget does not require a lot of energy and a navigation device can typically fit in the palm of your hand. Obviously it also tells you how far you are from your target and when will you arrive.

These things we mentioned above are about the civil use of GPS and while they are nice, we need to point out that tracking is crucial to many other professional sectors. Couriers and moving companies exist thanks to these electronic directional systems. Clients are able to track their parcels. We constantly monitor air-planes in mid-air making sure that they travel on schedule. Finally the military use of GPS is invaluable as you can direct not only your own troops but monitor the enemy’s forces as well.