GPS and Data Communications Analytical Essay by Nicky

This paper analyzes Global Positioning Systems (GPS) concentrating on the communications data.
# 146586 | 1,779 words | 11 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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In this article, the writer defines the concepts behind Global Positioning Systems (GPS), specifically focusing on how the data is used from these systems and their role on data communications networks as well. As GPS is becoming a pervasive technology, its role in convergence of personal electronic devices ranging from cellular phones to Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) is discussed. The paper ends with a discussion of the value of GPS, its potential problems and recommendations on how to effectively use this technology in a variety of applications.

Defining Global Positioning Systems
Commercialization of GPS: From Personal Technology to the Enterprise
GPS Use in E-Commerce - Emerging Applications
Assessing the Value of GPS and its Limitations

From the Paper:

"When a process-centric view of both the many uses of consumer and commercial applications of GPS are taken into account, it is clear that the time and cost savings from using this technology to streamline processes is significant. The evolution of freight forwarding business models predicated on the availability of GPOS models is increasing, as is the development of distributed order management systems that are forming the foundation of trading exchanges globally as well. GPS has become an indispensible information element in these business models as entire industries seek out greater process efficiency and cost savings as the global economic recession forces cost reductions across other areas of these businesses."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Scott Bradner. (2009, February). Google's Latitude: Not new, but worrisome. Network World, 26(7), 19. Retrieved March 20, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1651334401).
  • Gary M Gaukler, Ozalp Ozer, Warren H Hausman. (2008). Order Progress Information: Improved Dynamic Emergency Ordering Policies. Production and Operations Management, 17(6), 599-613. Retrieved March 21, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1597180901).
  • GPS Management Application. (2009, February). Transmission & Distribution World, Retrieved March 21, 2009, from Business Source Premier database.
  • Hoon Jung, Keumwoo Lee, Wookwan Chun. (2006). Integration of GIS, GPS, and optimization technologies for the effective control of parcel delivery service. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 51(1), 154. Retrieved March 21, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1164913161).

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

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MLA Format

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