What is GPS Tracking?

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GPS tracking is the system of monitoring the location of an object (e.g., car, person, animal, cellphone, etc.) using the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites using GPS tracking devices. At its simplest level a tracking device includes GPS receiver and some way to record its current location (i.e., latitude and longitude) at regular intervals.

This gps data can be relayed in near real time over a GSM and 4G cellular networks (if the tracking device is equipped with a data transmitter) or the location data may be manually downloaded from the device after it has been retrieved, if used in areas outside standard New Zealand mobile phone network coverage. The latter is referred to as data logging. GPS trackers can be installed into a vehicle’s OBD port or CAN-bus to provide additional vehicle tracking data for fleet tracking software.

GPS tracking software needs to be used to make sense of the recorded data, translating the logged location information into dots on a map.

GPS fleet tracking

GPS tracking is an important part of fleet management systems, providing vehicle location and vehicle speed data alongside other telematics information from vehicle trackers. Fleet managers and business owners can use fleet gps tracking systems to improve asset tracking and security with geofences, or to reduce vehicle idling and fuel consumption across their entire fleet of vehicles.

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