June 17th 2020
The global positioning device or as we know it as GPS is a system of satellites in space that revolve around the earth using its orbit.
Today GPS is being used in so many places that it has become quite hard to keep track of, that’s why we are going to tell you a few technological uses of GPS and in the end, we will talk about its future. So without further ado let’s get started.
Mapping the World
Now satellites can provide close to real-time data about a particular place. This has helped companies like google to make extremely detailed maps of the entire world, without even leaving their offices.
The incredibly detailed maps that you use today regularly are all thanks to the satellites that are in the earth’s orbit.
One of the main reasons that the GPS was designed for was for location tracking. GPS tracking allows any person in the world with the right technology to track the location of someone or something. The location is tracked using multiple satellites that triangulate the location of the object using multiple mathematical formulas and data that is gathered by the satellite.
You might know that there are no route signs in the air and for that reason, GPS is essential for correct directions while flying, before GPS was invented, pilots used to navigate using stars in the sky, but those directions were quite rudimentary and pilots used to rely on their memories to navigate through the air. Now GPS plays an essential role in the navigation of airplanes.
Not only that but the number of planes flying in the air has also increased a lot, that’s why GPS is also used to make sure that no two planes come close and run the risk of crashing.
This type of tracking was once used by the military but today anyone that has a GPS tracker on their hands can use it to track someone or something’s position.
The Future of GPS
Ever since its invention, GPS has evolved tremendously over the years and the tech you use today is majorly dependent on GPS technology.
It is also rumored that the new Satellites will be able to provide information about the space as well as the earth, which will make space exploration much more secure.