GPS AND SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY FOR
COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS IN OUT!
By Ralph Thomas

 

The U.S. Deaprtment Of Defense has placed a series of 24 Global Postioning System (GPS) satellites in orbit around the earth. These GPS satellites broadcaste signals that contain the time and identifer codes. GPS recievers use an antenna to acquire these signals from muttiple satellites to determine a person's postion, altitude, speed and direction of travel.

 

These satellites are now being used by the public and can be used as online map plotting tracking in your vehicle as well are used as mobel vehicle locators in surveillance work. With the propber software and plotting on digital mapping programs, users have an easy way to:

 

Track Your Own Location
See where you have been and where you are going quicly and easily
Keep a digital map record. Never get lost again. Great for busy private investigators
on the go.

GPS technology is now being used in conjunction with Street Atlas USA 4.0 and a new product called Tripmate which gives someone with a laptop computer the ability to see where they have been and where they are going which is plotted on a map.This has tremdious use for the practicing private investigator. First, you'll never get lost again. Secondly, you can plot not only where you are at now, you can keep track of where you have been and likely possabilities of where you are going to end up simply by glancing at the desktop map. Hold on to your seats, because their is even more! Not only can you do everything mentioned above, you can also use Phone Search USA in conjunction with Tripmate and Street Atlas which is a national digital telephone book and develop the name, address and telephone number of every building and house you see along the way. We still aren't done! Another product that goes along with all this stuff is called 3D Explorer.
Instead of just obtaining flat maps of anywhere in the USA, 3D Explorer gives you a 3D bird's eye view of the complete country in which you can come down low for closeups and or up to about 10,000 feet.

 

Link To Internet: When you purchase Tripmat, you also obtain a WWW address you can use to get the latest road, traffic and weather conditions quickly and easily for any location in the USA.

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Street Atlas USA 4.0
Tripmate
Phone Search USA
3D Explorer

CLICK HERE TO SEE TRIPMATE ANIMATION IN ACTION
CLICK HERE TO SEE STREET ATLAS GRAPHICS SAMPLES
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHONE SEARCH USA GRAPHICS SAMPLES
CLICK HERE TO SEE 3D EXPLORER GRAPHICS SAMPLES

 

Use As Surveillance Vehicle Tracing Equipment
Track a vehicle or any other item in which a sender/reciever can be placed

Automatic Vehicle Tracking (AVL) is making it's premier in the private sector. The idea of AVL combined computer technology with satellite tracking technology developed by the U.S. Military commonly known as GPS (Global Positioning Satellite). This type of surveillance system calls for the following four elements:


Investigative Benefits
The benefits of this new technology in surveillance is profound. By using this technology, an actual physical surveillance by a human is not needed in many instances. When the goal of a surveillance is to determine physical location only, this technology can be employed. The transmitter is simply covertly placed on the target vehicle. A computer program is used to collect location data at predetermined intervals. After a few days, the investigator simply has the computer print out the location data of the target vehicle. Of course, this technology will not make human activity in physical surveillance obsolete for obvious reasons any more than online searching made background investigation obsolete.

Aside from remote monitoring of target location, this technology can also be used as a more conventional bumper beeper system. Anyone who has used a conventional vehicle tracking surveillance system understands that the range is limited. The advantage to this technology of course is that your range widens globally.

Disadvantages
There are some limitations and disadvantages to this technology. Transmissions can sometimes be blocked by obstacles from the target vehicle to the satellite and from the satellite back to the receiver. Mountainous areas and areas with tall buildings can sometimes cause problems.

Some of the police departments already using this technology are:

The Schaumburg, Illinois, Police Department
Michigan State Police
California Highway Patrol

Up until a year or so ago, this type of technology has been out of reach to the average private investigative agency because of the costs involved. However, things are changing. PinPoint Tacking has developed the first state of the art global tracking surveillance system for private industry use with moderate pricing.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE ANIMATION OF SATELLITE
SURVEILLANCE IN ACTION

 

We are happy to announce one of the first functional high technology global tracking system using GPS technology for surveillance tracking.

Major Technological Breakthrough!
NEW! HIGH TECH SATELLITE VEHICLE TRACKING SYSTEM!

 

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GPS TRACKING
YOU'LL BE INTERESTED IN THESE WEB SITES

 

GPS AND SATELLITE TRACKING LINKS

GPS TECHNOLOGY: Beyond Push-Button GPS
http://www.spatial.maine.edu/%7Eleick/pub6.htm

GPS TECHNOLOGY SITE
http://www.spatial.maine.edu/~leick/gpshome.htm

INTRODUCTION TO GPS APPLICATIONS
http://galaxy.einet.net/editors/john-beadles/introgps.htm

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM OVERVIEW
http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/gps/gps.html

THE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
http://www.hotwired.com/wired/3.10/departments/geek.page.html

 

RELATED LINKS

Map Resources
http://www.cnde.iastata.edu.maps.html
Weather and other maps and map related data

The Great Globe Gallery
http://hum.amu.edu.pl/~zbzw/glob/glob1.htm
Many examples of different globe representations in many different formats (at least 91 views). Real time count down clock to the year 2000!

Institute of Navigation
http://www.ion.org
This is the site of a profesional society involved in the art and sicence of navigation.

Real-Time
http://www.seds.org/galaxy/links-realtime.html
Here you can get Real-Time Weather of all kinds

U.S. Latitude/Longitude Server
gopher://gopher.bucknell.edu:4320/7geo%20search?
Enter location in the U.S. and receive the Lat/lon for that location. Slow but works.

The Earth Viewer
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
View a map of the Earth observing day and night regions from such vantage points as the sun, moon or Earth itself.

Map Quest
http://www.mapquest.com
This is a Interactive mapping program which will allow display of points of interests as well al your requested location on a map.

Etak Guide
http://www.etakguide.com
Another Interactive map program. You can search for locations by entering street addresses. Works well.

 

CHECK OUT THESE RELATED PRODUCTS

 

Street Atlas USA 4.0
Tripmate
Phone Search USA
3D Explorer
Satellite Surveillance Tracking System

 

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