Technology has come a long way with not only computers but also in car navigation systems. Global Positioning System or what is commonly called GPS is a new form of technology that has replaced the old ways of finding directions. Although originally developed for military companies to track enemies, GPS has certainly gone a long way. It has now spread to car navigation and even gizmos like GPS navigators.
Gone are the days when most people rely on maps and atlases, Mapquest and even Google Earth in finding directions. GPS systems can now be found everywhere – in cars, bicycles, buses, and planes. Even people have portable GPS devices with them. Moreover, even the personal tech devices like iPods, cell phones and computers have an attached GPS system. It is as if GPS has taken a personal touch with a person’s everyday living. Indeed, humanity has relied on GPS navigation system so much.
Now, people who have GPS navigators rarely plan their destination ahead of time. And just like any other new advancement in technology, the GPS system has new features that enable people to find directions in an easier way. With a GPS system, one can take a long travel between cities and states easily and in a timely manner since it can provide one with the shortest possible path to reach one’s desired destination. It has indeed made one’s journey exciting and easy.
Moreover, the use of GPS now is not anymore limited to navigation. It can now be used for agriculture (with an efficient collection of sampling data and facilitation of the correct field information), fleet management (helpful in locating missing cars and trucks and at the same time helps in reducing the operating costs by providing efficient routes), marine operations (making the search and rescue operations easy and also offering accurate information to boaters), animal safety (helpful in tracking animals in the wildlife and at the same time making GPS an anti-poaching device) and more importantly, public safety (one which can track vehicles and persons in case of emergency).
Indeed the use of a GPS device makes life more convenient. With its navigation capabilities, it can save much of your time especially during long distance traveling. There will also be lesser errors in other aspects making work a lot easier, more efficient and more productive at the same time. In addition, GPS are also widely used for bushwalking and hiking as well as cycling and marine and not just in cars.