Class Concept: Smart GPS
Communications and Global Positioning System - CGPS
The CGPS is a device that includes 3 main technologies, Cell
Phone, GPS, and CD-ROM mapping combined in a
package roughly the size of an audio CD-ROM music player. The user interface is somewhat
like Apple's Newton
or USR's Palm Pilot. It can be used to
communicate, and when desired it can communicate the exact
location of the caller.
Additionally, it can assist the user in navigation to a specified location with the use
of CD-ROM based mapping software and data.
- The Global Positioning System uses satellites to calculate the position of the device to
within the length of a football field. It can also be used to track waypoints during a
- Satellite phones (and to a limited degree Cell phones) can now cover a large part of the
- Sophisticated mapping software is now available for laptop computers. The route of a
desired destination can be entered into the software and loaded into the GPS system.
- Surveying and Mapping
- Search and Rescue
- Alzheimer's Patients
- Tracking of potentially dangerous people
- Can detect the approach to locations
- GPS for wearable computer
- Privacy, Privacy, Privacy
- Location confirmation