GPS Tracking: Understanding the Basics


GPS Tracking is “not so new”?

Are you someone who has heard that implementing GPS tracking will revolutionize your business, but your fear of technology or that “old school” mentality holds you back? If so, you are in the right place. Let us start from the basics and guide you through understanding what exactly GPS tracking is.

A little history lesson: You may be wondering, what is a GPS anyway? Well, first of all, GPS is the acronym for Global Positioning System. GPS, first developed in the 70s and fully operational for everyone in the middle 90s, was designed originally for the Department of Defense. GPS now uses 28 satellites that orbit the earth and assist in answering five basic questions come rain or shine, simultaneously we might add (Library of congress, 2011):

“Where am I?”
“Where am I going?”
“Where are you?”
“What’s the best way to get there?
“When will I get there?”

According the Library of Congress, the uses of GPS are so diverse and include:

Minnesota scientists use GPS tracking to study movements and feeding habits of deer.
Surveyors used GPS tracking to measure how the buildings shifted after the bombing in Oklahoma City. GPS Tracking helps to settle property disputes between landowners.
Marine archaeologists use GPS tracking to guide research vessels hunting for shipwrecks. GPS tracking data has revealed that Mt. Everest is getting taller!

To think that the same technology that charts the growth of Mt. Everest can communicate to your dispatchers the answers to all five questions about your fleet, is pretty incredible.

To utilize GPS tracking, a GPS tracker is installed onto your vehicle, and from there data is collected and relayed to our servers, your information is processed then relayed to you live.

From earth, to space, and back to earth, we are able to keep track for you, the operations that make your business so effective. Created for the military by some of the world’s best masterminds, you have in your corner one of the best investments you will ever make.

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