Transforming the way the world works

Putting GPS To Work



GPS technology has matured into a resource that goes far beyond its original design goals. These days scientists, sportsmen, farmers, soldiers, pilots, surveyors, hikers, delivery drivers, sailors, dispatchers, lumberjacks, fire-fighters, and people from many other walks of life are using GPS in ways that make their work more productive, safer, and sometimes even easier.

In this section you will see a few examples of real-world applications of GPS. These applications fall into five broad categories.

Click below to learn more about each application:

  • Location - determining a basic position
  • Navigation - getting from one location to another
  • Tracking - monitoring the movement of people and things
  • Mapping - creating maps of the world
  • Timing - bringing precise timing to the world