Applications of GPS

GPS or Global Positioning System has brought about a huge change in various fields, from educational to transport. In the early days, this satellite-based system was used by the US defence to spy on the other nations and their armies. But, when it was realised that this innovative technology could be put to great use in the civil life, it was brought out of the elite circle and given to the common man to use. Now, you can find that GPS-based devices are being used in almost every field. Plus, they have helped greatly improve the performance and productivity.

 

Employee Tracking:

Field service tracking software designed to work based on GPS is now increasingly being used across companies that employ field agents. This software program can be easily installed in an Android Smartphone and can be given to the employees. The GPS tracker in the device allows the employer to keep a track of the movement of their sales persons or technicians on call. The details of all the employees working out of office can be viewed on the dashboard. So, when there is a sales requirement or technical assistance required in a particular locality, the admin can find out the closest person to the locality and send him there. Plus, this field service tracking software will allow the employee to update the work status directly without having to come to office at the end of each day. It also serves as a report record of the employee’s activities and performance. This GPS tracking software, therefore, helps in improve the productivity of the employee, which in turn helps improve the company’s performance.

 

Transportation

GPS Fleet Management is another civil application in which GPS-based devices are being used. This GPS-based system allows owners to keep a tab of each and every vehicle in their fleet. It also works on a simple model, which makes it easy for anyone to use. A GPS tracker is set up in each vehicle of the fleet. This tracker records the distance, direction, speed and other features. The tracker can be designed to give live reports or store details and retrieve them when necessary. GPS Fleet Management allows owners to track the performance of the vehicle drivers. Plus, the drivers will feel that they are being watched, and so will not drive rashly or over speed. This GPS tracking system will also help protect the vehicle from theft, and if stolen, allows the owner to quickly identify the location of the vehicle.