Technology GK

In which of the following areas can GPS technology be used?

  1. Mobile phone operations
  2. Banking operations
  3. Controlling the power grids

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer

GPS is the Global Positioning System. It s a global navigation satellite system that uses at least 24 satellites, a receiver and algorithms to provide location, velocity and time synchronisation for air, sea and land travel.

GPS works at all times and in almost all weather conditions. Five basic uses of GPS are:

  1. Location : Determining a position.
  2. Navigation : Getting from one location to another.
  3. Tracking : Monitoring object or personal movement.
  4. Mapping : Creating maps of the world
  5. Timing : Making it possible to take precise time measurements.

Who Uses GPS?

Some of the applications that GPS systems are currently being used for around the world include mining, aviation, surveying, agriculture, marine, recreation, and military. These days doctors, scientists, farmers, soldiers, pilots, hikers, delivery drivers, sailors, fishermen, dispatchers, athletes, and people from many other walks of life are using GPS systems in ways that make their work more productive, safer, and easier.

The correct option is D.