GPS or Global Positioning System was originally developed as a military navigation tool. However the technology has grown along with a sub set of supporting technologies to serve other requirements within consumer budgets.
The principle behind GPS is very simple- it works by providing a set of geographical coordinates such as a place’s latitude, longitude and elevation on Earth. The GPS device also gives out very accurate time.
The basic functionality of GPS technology is limited to receiving satellite signals and calculating position information. Things like navigation systems, tracking devices, surveying and mapping instruments are simply different applications of the technology.
What is it?
Vehicle tracking systems are electronic devices attached in the vehicles that allow vehicle owners or fleet operators to determine the location of the vehicle. Today almost all vehicle-tracking systems use GPS or a combination of cellular and satellite transmitters to communicate the vehicle’s position. The information is later shown on the electronic map by using special tracking software via Internet.
The GPS tracking software is not only used for locating any vehicle but also determining the position of vessels, wildlife, pet, satellite, marine tracking and also for mapping and navigation. Here we will discuss about the general procedure and also the types of tracking software.