How mobile GPS and Compass Help you to Found Route?
Global positioning system (G.P.S.) & its role in advanced transportation projects is inseparable is become a synonym. We people, whenever like to talk or take a project that will automate the management and operations of vehicles & giving real-time information to users, that will lead to cost-effective & satisfied service to customers/passengers, and then planners and other decision-making authorities will not find any other effective tool to select except G.P.S.
The GPS control, or ground, segment consists of unmanned monitor stations located around the world (Hawaii and Kwajalein in the Pacific Ocean; Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean; Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean; and Colorado Springs, Colorado); a master ground station at Schriever (Falcon) Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and four large ground antenna stations that broadcast signals to the satellites. The stations also track and monitor the GPS satellites.
The GPS system was developed to meet military needs of the Department of Defense, but new ways to use its capabilities are continually being found. The system has been used in aircraft and ships, but there are many other ways to benefit from GPS. Vehicle tracking is one of the fastest-growing GPS applications. GPS-equipped fleet vehicles, public transportation systems, delivery trucks, and courier services use receivers to monitor their locations at all times.
Since prehistoric times, people have been trying to figure out a reliable way to tell where they are, to help guide them to where they are going, and to get them back home again. Cavemen probably used stones, when they set out hunting for food. These marks used to erased no. of times. The earliest mariners followed the coast closely to keep from getting lost. The next major developments in the quest for the perfect method of navigation were the magnetic compass and the sextant.
The needle of a compass always points north, so it is always possible to know in what direction you are going. The sextant uses adjustable mirrors to measure the exact angle of the stars, moon, and sun above the horizon. However, in the early days of its use,
it was only possible to determine latitude (the location on the Earth measured north or south from the equator) from the sextant observations. Sailors were still unable to determine their longitude (the location on the Earth measured east or west).
The immediate and exponential benefits offered by GPS result in a safer and more efficient transportation infrastructure, which can positively influence trade potential and economic viability of a region. GPS can truly serve as a catalyst for trade and economic growth for individual those who take advantage of it. Use of GPS in the head of navigation, fleet management and some location-based services are numerous and it depend on the technologist how they want to use it for what purpose. India also in stage to implement GPS to solve some of its problems in the field of transportation. But this is a very late start we have to go a long way to problems that now looks to be impossible to solve by using conventional methods.