All about GPS!!

By: Tk, Tara, Jenny and Luis

How was it invented... what is it?

GPS or the Global Positioning System was invented by the U.S. Department of Defense (D.O.D). The system was originally developed by the US government for military navigation but now anyone with a GPS can receive the radio signals that the satellite broadcasts. GPS's have been made available to all citizens.
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How do people use it as a recourse?

Vehicles, Businesses, Airplanes, the military and the police department all feed off of the GPS because it helps them big time.

For example:

But GPS goes beyond the airport. For example, Kentucky Fried Chicken uses GPS to analyze their competition and decide where to build new restaurants; the Pacific Gas & 3 Electric Company uses GPS to map down gas lines; and Boston’s ambulances uses GPS mapping to cut their response time to 911 calls in half. Companies use it to get geographical information to help them improve their marketing edge.

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GPS's also help bad guys...

Drug dealers, for instance, use GPS units to transfer their inventory. But the abuse of the GPS unit goes beyond sneaking around illegal substances. Stalking, for instance, is incredibly easier. A stalker would just connect a GPS unit to a hidden spot in the victim’s car. A stalker would then know the victim’s location all the time.

Impact on society:

GPS has made a huge impact in our society, it has changed the way we communicate and live. GPS is being used to help parents find and keep track of their children and is being installed in cars and cell phones to assist people in mapping and directions which is a huge plus! :)

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