What is GPS Tracking?

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GPS tracking is the system of monitoring the location of an object (e.g., pickup truck, person, animal, equipment, etc.) using GPS technology. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a network of GPS satellites and ground stations that enable GPS receivers to calculate their exact location using trilateration.

GPS tracking devices are fitted with a GPS receiver, a small and relatively low power satellite receiver, and functionality to record its current location (i.e., latitude and longitude) at regular intervals. This recorded information can be relayed in near real time over a GSM or 4G cellular networks (if the tracking device is equipped with a cellphone modem) or the data may be manually downloaded from the device after it has been retrieved. The latter is referred to as data logging. Vehicle GPS trackers can be plugged into a vehicle’s OBD port or wired into the vehicle’s CAN-bus to provide additional telematics data for fleet GPS tracking systems.

GPS tracking software is used to make sense of all this recorded data and visualize the near real time location information onto a map.

GPS fleet tracking solutions

GPS vehicle tracking is an important part of fleet management software. For a monthly fee, fleet managers can access real time tracking of their vehicles and equipment, wherever they are in Canada, using browser based software or native iPhone and Android apps. Asset tracking and security can be improved with geofencing capabilities. And ELD integrations can help ensure your drivers are operating safely and legally. Fleet vehicle tracking systems can help improve the safety and efficiency of fleet operations.

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