GPS- Global Positioning System

Good or Bad

What is GPS?

GPS is a satellite based navigation system. It was originally intended for military use however in the 1980's the goverment allowed it to be used by everyone. GPS works in any weather, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There is no fee to use it.


There are many posatives to the use of GPS such as travel. Travel ease has been drasticly incresed due to GPS as it guides people to their destinations and can tell you how far you have traveled on a journy and how much further to go. Anouther benifit is animal tracking. GPS can help track endangered animals so conservationists can keep an eye on their numbers and how they are coping. Finaly Ship and aircraft navigation. GPS can track planes and ships all over the world allowing people to keep an eye on them and to make sure eveything is ok.


GPS however can be dangerous. GPS is just anouther thing to add to the growing list of technolaghy we are now depending on. GPS sometimes choses inconveniant routes that may be rural or dangerous.