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Would you Pay $100 to Avoid a Red Light Camera?

Would you Pay $100 to Avoid a Red Light Camera?

Apparently a lot of people would, if sales of the GPS Angel V4E Red Light and Speed Camera Detector are any indication. These dash-mounted devices cost about $100 and come with free red light and speed camera database updates for life.

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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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GPS: Changing the Landscape Forever

While GPS systems are most prevalent in automobiles, the value of this technology has penetrated into many different industries.  Beyond the current navigational usage, advancements in GPS have also changed the field of mapping, land surveying, and construction projects.

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Tracking Your Kids with GPS Technology

Every year, an alarming number of children are abducted or go missing.  The parent whose child has not come home faces one of the worst nightmares of parenting.  Sadly, this is a terrible reality faced by parents all over the world.

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U.S. Air Force Passes Milestone in GPS III Project

Under the direction of the Lockheed Martin team, the United States military recently took another positive step in the development of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation GPS-powered aircraft, aptly named the GPS III.  Successfully completed is the PDR (Preliminary Design Review) phase, a significant milestone that will allow the team to move into the next […]

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U.S. Air Force Gives Reassurance About GPS Status

“The GPS will not go down,” said Colonel Dave Buckman of the U.S. Air Force in a Twitter post.  The update was made in attempt to reassure the world that the Global Positioning System will not crash, despite the recent GAO (Government Accountability Office) report which sparked fear that there could be a problem with […]

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How GPS Technology Really Works

The GPS (Global Positioning System) is the only fully functioning GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) both in and outside of the world.  Leveraging a network of 24 medium Earth orbiting satellites, the system enables a GPS device to process accurate microwave signals to determine time, location, speed and direction.

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The Evolution of GPS Technology

GPS systems have evolved tremendously since first being introduced to the United States military in 1978.  Launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County, California, NAVASTAR 1 was officially the first of 24 satellites to make up the Global Positioning System.  Since then, GPS has revolutionized how the United States goes to […]

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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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