What Are GPS Systems Used For?

Your imagination is the only limitation to the possibilities of global positioning system (GPS) technologies. GPS systems are extremely versatile and can be found in almost any industry sector. They can be used to map forests, help farmers harvest their fields, and navigate airplanes on the ground or in the air. GPS systems are used in military applications and by emergency crews to locate people in need of assistance. GPS technologies are often working in many areas that we do not normally consider.

Global positioning system applications generally fall into 5 major categories:

1. Location - determining a position
2. Navigation - getting from one location to another
3. Tracking - monitoring object or personal movement
4. Mapping - creating maps of the world
5. Timing - bringing precise timing to the world

Some of the applications that GPS systems are currently being used for around the world include mining, aviation, surveying, agriculture, marine, recreation, and military. These days doctors, scientists, farmers, soldiers, pilots, hikers, delivery drivers, sailors, fishermen, dispatchers, athletes, and people from many other walks of life are using GPS systems in ways that make their work more productive, safer, and easier.

NovAtel Inc. is a leading provider of precise global positioning system and augmentation technologies designed to afford its customers rapid integration and exceptional return on investment. Targeted at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the company's core technology is being applied in diversified positioning markets around the globe. NovAtel is also the prime supplier of global positioning system ground reference receivers to national satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) worldwide.

NovAtel's family of engines and compact enclosures includes the company's latest innovations in precise positioning. Features such as Pulse Aperture Correlator® (PAC) technology, carrier phase tracking, and USB support are available in most of our global positioning system products. NovAtel's antennas are designed to enhance positioning performance with the company's patented Pinwheel technology. All NovAtel receivers offer the ability to unlock additional functionality as system requirements evolve with field upgradeable software. Certain receivers also feature the optional Application Programming Interface (API) for development of specialized on board applications.

About NovAtel

NovAtel Inc. is a leading provider of precise global positioning and augmentation technologies designed to afford its customers rapid integration and exceptional return on investment. For information on our products or services, please contact us for more information.

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