GPS technology: this ever-evolving, expanding, enterprising utility has come to nearly define the lifestyle of the modern American. Where would we be without our mobile apps, our geo-caching devices, our biometric sensors for the fitness enthusiast? Does anyone even know how to read a map anymore?
Joking aside, the various means and methods of GPS technology usage today is vast and growing even still. From aviation assistance to agricultural field planning, construction management to marine anti-collision measurement tools, military application to the best, quickest, most gasoline-effective route to Grandma’s house, GPS is able and willing to lead the way.
But we all know that there are some risks which come along with the use of these satellites. Location services on Smartphones aren’t always as exclusive as one might think. Information shared on the internet can open one up to hackers, or possibly even more serious criminal acts. There’s the difficulty in keeping up with one’s privacy settings on social networking sites to keep one’s information private; not to mention the broader concerns, such as aviation navigation tools or even military threats.
GPS device users may wonder, does anybody monitor this? Is anyone interested in maintaining and protecting GPS technology, not only for the nations, but also for the private user? Perhaps it’s time to cue the GPS Innovation Alliance.
The GPS Innovation Alliance, launched earlier this year, has reason to boast in its roots with the United States GPS Industry Council (USGIC). Formed in 1991, the USGIC aimed to promote entrepreneurial and creative commercial applications for GPS technology, thereby expanding global markets, while also helping to defend military advantages. The GPS Innovative Alliance will continue in this striving, seeking to be a trusted source of information to manufacturers on the multitude applications of GPS technology.
Not only is the GPS Innovative Alliance committed to maintaining privacy for users and safeguards for international security, but they are also leading advocates for GPS technology expansion and development. Both nationally, here in the United States, and internationally, the GPS Innovation Alliance has been invaluable as an objective, authoritative source of information.
The GPS Innovation Alliance has and will continue to help to propel GPS tracking technology forward and onward, honing this resource to reach its maximum potential.