Sunday, 25 December 2011

Satellite Tracking – An Introduction

GPS stands for Global Positioning System. Basically it means being able to locate anything in a certain position on the globe through the use of satellite tracking. GPS is a Tracking System that uses satellite signals to monitor locations. This tracking system is beneficial to business because it provides real time information about vehicles and helps in managing vehicles. It is a satellite navigation system and obtains location of a gps receiver with global positioning satellites that orbits around the earth. These satellites transmits radio signals which are involved in identifying the location, direction and speed of vehicle. 

Satellite Tracking is an essential tool that is used for map-making, land survey  and navigation. It provides a precise time reference that is significantly important for scientific research as well as telecommunications. GPS vehicle tracking can become an important tool in improving the productivity, and eventually the profitability, of your business enterprise. Tracking  uses a system of satellites orbiting the earth to find an approximate placement of the receiver within a few meters of its actual location. These systems are known for their accuracy and reliability and can generally give you a precise reading within a few feet of your position.

Nowadays Global Positioning System determines the precise location of a vehicle, to which it is attached and to record the position at regular intervals. With the help of recorded position, data can be stored within the tracking unit, or it may be transmitted to a central location database, or internet-connected computer, using a cellular, radio, or satellite modem.This allows the location to be displayed in real time or when analyzing the track later.