How GPS Is Changing Our World

GPS technology is transforming businesses.
July 13, 2003, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"What's remarkable is how quickly commercial and civilian applications of GPS have outstripped military uses. In 10 years, GPS has quietly become an indispensable tool across the U.S. economy. Truckers use it, of course, as do fishermen, hikers, and surveyors. But so do the terrestrial- and cellular-phone networks. Power companies and farmers use GPS, as do archaeologists, the Buffalo Bills, police departments, school districts, and concrete companies. NASA uses GPS to navigate spacecraft, construction firms use it to navigate bulldozers, and several big seaports use it to guide robotic cranes that load and unload shipping containers. Wall Street banks and brokerage houses depend on the satellites more than they depend on CNBC.And the technology is just taking hold."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in Fast Company
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