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GPS Devices and “Texting while Driving” Laws

GPS Devices and “Texting while Driving” Laws

Text messaging is banned in 28 states, Washington, DC, and Guam for all drivers. In 24 of those states, texting while driving is a primary offense, meaning that officers can stop a person for texting while driving even if they’re not violating any other laws. In the other 4 states, officers can charge a person […]

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Use of GPS in Countries in Transition for Urban Renewal Projects – How GPS devices help

Transitional economies are the economies of countries that are in the process of going to a free market economy from a centrally planned economy, and in these countries, GPS technology is proving to be a great ally as major urban land use projects proceed.

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Where Would GPS be Without the Government?

Espionage, secret agents and conspiracy theories are just a few of the many elements that come to mind when integrating modern technology with the government.  When GPS initially started gaining steam, “big brother” conspiracy theories abound.  Today, however, GPS is simply another example of how technology is being used to enhance both military and civilian […]

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Is America’s GPS Service in Jeopardy?

As America’s GPS satellites continue to progressively fail right along with the Air Force’s efforts to replace them, the GAO fears there are serious issues looming.  Specifically, can the government acquire new satellites in enough time to maintain the existing GPS applications needed for military, car navigation and other civilian uses?

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“Secret” Government Uses for GPS

TomTom is leading the charge in GPS systems designed for the consumer market.  With handsets readily available through numerous commercial outlets, people no longer have to worry about getting lost, as they can easily navigate their way through a walking, driving, boating or flying mission.

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Government Deploying GPS for U.S. Census

GPS navigation systems are becoming immensely popular, especially as the technology is being incorporated across various sectors.  Tracking devices have recently been incorporated into law enforcement operations in select American states, and it looks as if the United States government wants more of the action as well.

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As GPS Expands to Asia, it’s Popularity Surges

Very recently GPS Industries announced the signing of its agreement for expanding sales in China with GPSI Asia, its exclusive distributor for Asian countries. A Master Supply Agreement for sales was made and confirmed. As China’s burgeoning domestic economy helps to further establish it as an upcoming world super power, the GPS market has been […]

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Advice for travelling abroad with your GPS

While it may seem surprising and a bit counterintuitive, the fact is that if you’re a researcher traveling abroad, international regulation regards your laptop or GPS unit as though it has been ‘exported,’ and treats it as such. This is especially true if you allow a person in a foreign country to use the laptop […]

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Can GPS Help Save the Environment?

As the global environment becomes an increasing concern for the general population, it’s important to take every measure possible to ensure that we’re protecting and sustaining our world. To do so while also counterbalancing the needs of the earth’s human and animal inhabitants can be a tricky balance to strike, but an imperative one.

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Little Known Ways To Use GPS In The Fight Against Terrorism

Little Known Ways To Use GPS In The Fight Against Terrorism

While we may tend to think of GPS in terms of its myriad civilian usage, such as navigating car or hiking trips, its military heritage affords is some advantages that can help to make us sleep a little bit better at night. A few to follow…

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