You’re Using GPS More Often Than You Think
Date: 2020-01-21 17:00:12
It helps you avoid traffic jams and shows you the way in an unfamiliar city. But is that all GPS is good for? Turns out, it’s used for all kinds of stuff, like feeling earthquakes, finding treasures – it can even save you from a rendezvous with a shark!
GPS is so efficient and precise that even people far away from the epicenter can be notified and have enough time to get ready for a big quake or evacuate. Wildlife migration tracking is very important in the conservation of endangered species. GPS is perfect for this goal! GPS is used to monitor your vehicle’s location in real time.
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It can feel an earthquake. 0:26
Farmers use it! 0:46
Robots would be lost without GPS. 1:04
It’s used for surveying. 1:27
Volcano observatories make use of it. 1:47
GPS can help save endangered species. 2:19
You can use it for treasure-hunting! 2:46
Artworks are safer with it. 3:05
You can use GPS to make giant works of art! 3:35
GPS analyzes the atmosphere. 4:00
It measures snow levels too. 4:23
It makes weather forecasts more accurate. 4:50
It’s great for tracking pets! 5:12
You can track people too! 5:36
It saves people from sharks! 6:10
You can track your luggage. 6:47
You’ll always know where your vehicle is. 7:06
It works for fishing and hunting. 7:24
It’s useful in mining. 7:44
It could be the key to transport in the future! 8:04
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-Using advanced GPS receivers, scientists can tell how large and destructive an earthquake will be in a matter of 10 seconds.
-Thanks to GPS receivers, farmers can map their lands and send tractors and other equipment to certain crops for weeding or harvesting.
-Without GPS, robots used in the industrial, agricultural, and mapping spheres wouldn’t be able to do their job.
-GPS is a perfect technology for creating high accuracy maps, measuring objects, and monitoring changes.
-With time, GPS receivers rise or sink because of magma shifts. If you monitor the changes, you can see where exactly magma is flowing.
-GPS is perfect for wildlife migration tracking because you can get data about the animal’s movements remotely through a satellite.
-Geocaching has become a popular hobby since the early 2000s. There are digital treasure maps with clues on where to find caches or trinkets.
-When you attach a tracker to an art piece, thieves will think twice before stealing it.
-Baltimore artist Michael Wallace made his city his canvas. He attached a GPS tracker to his bike, installed mapping software, and moves in intricate patterns creating digital art.
-GPS helps measure the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere that can come out as torrential rains.
-Scientists can learn how much moisture there is in the soil or how much snow there is on the surface using the echoes that bounce off the Earth and go to the GPS receiver.
-There’s hardly enough of the latter in some parts of the world, especially the oceans and polar regions. GPS helps fill that gap.
-Attaching a GPS microchip to your dog or cat’s collar can save you a ton of nerves and time in case they chase after something and go missing.
-You can get a tracker in the form of a key chain, pendant, watch, you name it!
-One organization GPS-tagged about 50 sharks living mostly off the East Coast of the US. Once they get too close to the shore, the lifeguards are informed, and they let everyone else know it’s time to get out of the water.
-A GPS tracker can help you locate your suitcase wherever it is.
-GPS is used to monitor your vehicle’s location in real time.
-If you don’t want to spend hours looking for that very place using trees or rocks as landmarks, GPS can help.
-Accurate GPS helps guide machines to natural treasures, drill safely, avoid collisions, survey, and manage entire operations.
-Driverless cars work with the help of GPS.
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Visitors take pictures in frront of Mona Lisa after it was returned at its place at the Louvre Museum in Paris on October 7, 2019: By ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/East News,
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