Let’s talk about some of the real-life applications of the GPS system. Actually, it is already available on many portable devices that we use daily, including various models of cellphones, watches, handhelds, laptops and car trackers.
The users of this system include general users, logistic operators, schools, colleges, ambulances, delivery houses and service stations to name a few. One important aspect to know here is “GPS needs to see the sky to receive the signals transmitted by the satellite”.
Some general applications include the following:
- Users can identify locations of things, places (say restaurants, hotels, airports, railway stations, hospitals) and vehicles as well.
- A GPS receiver shows “Where it is?” It may also show how fast it is moving, which direction it is heading, how high it is, and may be how fast it is going up or, down.
- GPS for Automobiles have travel data like road maps, hotels, restaurants, and service stations. Here, the GPS is used as a map navigation system and ideal for guiding distracted drivers.
- These receivers can record where they have been, and help plan a journey. While travelling, it can also predict the time to the next destination.
- GPS for boats contain nautical charts of harbors, marines, shallow water, rocks and waterways.
- In field work, this device can identify the location of a house, an accident’s location, specific area, or any geographic coordinates, if need be.
These were a few applications out of the numerous ones.
Use of a GPS receiver is relatively simple, although a reading of the manual and some knowledge of geographic orientation will make a big difference. However, if someone wishes to optimize GPS to the fullest, one must enroll in a course (link-we can add that once we plan for workshops or paid trainings). For more detailed applications, stay tuned to our blogs.