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That Things You Can Keep Track of Using a GPS Device

Author: Declan Porter
by Declan Porter
Posted: Jan 23, 2016

GPS tracking is a brilliant use of technology. As part of a satellite tracking system, a small device can be used for so many different things from tracking a person to tracking an airplane! As long as the device is somewhere on the planet, with reasonable coverage of the above skies, you can track it!

So how do they work? GPS tracking devices relay a constant stream of coordinates, via a network of satellites that orbit the earth, back to a central computer that decodes the data and presents it to the end user. The end user can often see this information on a map overlay, such as Google Earth for example. As the GPS tracking device is always communicating with the satellites, telling them where it is, it is possible to map out the route that the device is taking. This is called real-time tracking.

Real time tracking is a great way to keep track of people or assets of value. As GPS technology has become more affordable over the last few years it is now available to consumers, as well as businesses and the military. You can literally tracking anything you want - even your cat!

Here are 5 things that you can keep tabs on using a GPS tracking Device:

1. Vehicles

For people who have a car, it's probably one of their most important assets. Not only in terms of its value but in terms of how much we rely on them to carry out our day-to-day tasks. So if you car is unfortunately stolen (or even if you have just forgotten where you parked it!) GPS tracking devices can help.

2. People

It might sound daft but GPS tracking devices are perfect for tracking people, especially during sporting events such as orienteering.

3. Pets

Ever wondered where your cat has strayed to? Or maybe you have a dog who keeps escaping. GPS tracking device for pets are now small and discrete enough to sit on the collar of mans best friend.

4. Assets.

Did you know that your mobile phone might already have GPS technology installed? If you have access to a mapping application and it can tell you where you are, you can probably also get applications that tell you where you phone is if you were to lose it.

5. Marketing(!)

Some companies offer GPS tracking devices to willing participants who are happy to be tracked over an agreed period of time. There is usually some reward for this and the company carrying out the market research can end up with some valuable data.

There are plenty of different applications were GPS tracking devices can be used. There are the standard day to day scenarios but then also some more 'out-of-the-box' thinking ways of applying the technology.

Letstrak provide GPS tracking solutions for any application, such as Employee tracking, Personal tracking and vehicle tracking.

About the Author

Declan Porter has worked in the Prima Business Solutions. What you've learned here today is just the beginning. Be sure to visit his site to learn even more about your options for effective service.

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Author: Declan Porter

Declan Porter

United Kingdom

Member since: Dec 13, 2014
Published articles: 62

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