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           GPS tracking systems. Description & introduction & definition

GPS tracking Systems

GPS tracking means to trace something or someone with the Global Positioning System.

But for thousands of years Homo sapiens has had the opportunity to observe the movement and general habits of members of his own species as well as of wildlife, particularly by following their tracks. It was a hard and particular unsafe affair.

Hence the development of satellite tracking by the argos consortium was a quantum leap in the human tracking business. Since 1994 the Global Positioning System system has been available for civilian use at no cost.

 

 

Nowadays GPS makes it available to everyone to track nearly everthing. Objects as well as persons can be tracked if they are fitted out with a GPS receiver estimating the respective location.

The GPS location data is stored on board of the GPS receiver. Modern GPS tracking systems are able to send such GPS position data from the object directly to a receiving station. A receiving station can be a stationary receiver of a  tracking service company (in case of car tracking f. ex.) or provider of a mobile phone company, or just a PC. Nowadays the GPS location data can be also received by small mobile gadgets like laptops, handsets etc..

The following sites show general information on GPS tracking, mobile/cell phone and satellite communication systems. Nowadays the combination of the three systems enables real time GPS tracking of objects like cars, vessels, or even wildlife and persons.

 

 

    Today GPS tracking is integrated into a couple of industrial and public applications like:

vehicle tracking

 

 

 

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