GPS Tracking and Sports


GPS Tracking Bus Philippines

Philippines LTFRB Calls for GPS on Public Buses By April 30th

Manila officials are attempting to control excessive speeding among public transportation officials through fleet tracking.  Calling for GPS tracking devices in all provincial buses before the end of April, officials hope to utilize the GPS trackers and GPS tracking software to determine which buses are habitually speeding to improve the transportation.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/02/12/1552339/ltfrb-orders-bus-operators-install-gps-devices

 

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ULA Launches New GPS Satellite on February 5

The United Launch Alliance completed a successful launch of a new GPS tracking satellite on February 5, 2016.  This launch was the final of 12 new satellite launches, collectively known as the Block II-F series.  Built by Boeing, and monitored by the United States Air Force, the launch of the $131-Million GPS Satellite is intended to improve GPS tracking, including fleet tracking and covert tracking, worldwide.  30 of 50 orbiting satellites remain active, with the first launched in 1978.

Source:  http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/05/new-air-force-satellites-launched-to-improve-gps/

 

GPS Tracking Software Art

 

GPS Tracking Software Art

Here’s a new twist on the many uses for GPS tracking software.  Creative fitness enthusiast have begun creating GPS tracking art via their outdoor fitness running and biking routes. By planning an exact route, the resulting GPS software display will appear in a desired shape, likeness, or pattern.

Source: http://www.sporttechie.com/2016/02/10/the-niche-internet-trend-of-gps-art-encourages-people-to-take-their-workouts-to-new-extremes/

Photo Credit: Architect.Com

 

 

giants GPS

The end of summer and back to school season mean only one thing to football fans everywhere–the much-anticipated start of the 2014 NFL season.  The New York Giants are perhaps a step ahead of other teams for their use of GPS tracking software and tracking devices to  monitor players during practice.  The program, now in its second year, delivers personalized data for each participating player,which could include precise movement data and fatigue levels.

Here’s another post on utilizing GPS tracking for improving athletic performance.

NFL Using Tracking Devices:

http://trackingtheworld.com/blog/gps-tracking-news-nfl-using-tracking-devices-on-players-during-games-and-practices/

Article Source: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-giants-are-mastering-the-art-of-gps-in-practice-1406503092

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As we have mentioned before, the GPS tracking industry continues to grow rapidly.  We just found a new CBS report that profiles some of the ways individuals and businesses are using tracking devices and GPS tracking software to their advantage.   Here are just a few mentioned in the article, plus some of our own:

Read the entire CBS report on GPS tracking.

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gps tracking football

While we often have a lot to say about GPS trackers for your business, covert tracking operations, and personal protection, we haven’t discussed much about GPS tracking in sports.  Here’s the latest: We just read that multiple NFL teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens are using GPS tracking devices to track players during some games and practices.  Although it may sound like it, the tracking devices aren’t to make sure the players make it to practice–or are where they say they are.  Turns out, NFL teams are using the tracking devices to glean important data about how much players exert themselves during select games and practices.

Using a small tracking device placed inside pads on the player’s back and special GPS tracking software, coaches and medical staff then have answers to questions such as how far a player is running in practice, how fast they are running, exactly where they are on the field during plays, and more.  By scoring the amount of effort a player is exerting, it is easier to determine which players are at risk for injury.  For example, if a specific player is found to have higher exertion on too many consecutive days, coaches reasonably assume that the player is at greater risk for injuries, and actually reduce the risk of injury by assigning the player to lighter practices.

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