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Class Concept: Smart GPS

Product Prospectus:

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.


Global Positioning System

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 traveled path.

Satellite Phone or Cell Phone

Satellite phones (and to a limited degree Cell phones) can now cover a large part of the earth.

Mapping software on CD-ROM

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
  • Transportation
  • Can detect the approach to locations
  • GPS for wearable computer


  • Privacy, Privacy, Privacy
  • Location confirmation

Chris Jefferies
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