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Officials in the city of Warren in Macomb County Michigan have agreed to add GPS tracking technology, a nearly $600-thousand dollar investment, to city vehicles including snow plows, and sanitation trucks.  The fleet tracking initiative will provide an extra convenience to citizens such as knowing when to expect services, and the city hopes to recoup their investment in efficiency by eliminating manual mileage reporting, and more carefully watching the location of city assets.

With real time GPS tracking updates every 2 minutes via GPS tracking software, supervisors will know when a city vehicle has left its predetermined set of boundaries, a process known as geo-fencing, and will receive reports when city vehicles are traveling at excessive speeds or when brakes are operated abruptly.  The city expects that the savings gained by automated reporting, and eliminating the excessive or unauthorized use of city vehicles will be well worth the investment.

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Article Source:

http://www.macombdaily.com/government-and-politics/20150320/warren-to-spend-almost-600000-on-gps-units

 

 

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Heavy equipment tracking has long been a one of the most useful GPS tracking applications, but one probably doesn’t immediately think of the theft of snow plows to be a problem.  According to Channel 3000 police in Madison Wisconsin recently recovered a stolen snow plow thanks to GPS tracking software and a cell phone.  Although no suspects have been identified, the snow plow was was recovered without damage, and with all contents, including a checkbook belonging to a driver.

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Source:

http://www.channel3000.com/news/Police-track-stolen-snow-plow-truck-thanks-to-cellphone-GPS/31099638

 

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We’ve told you about stolen shipments of retail goods from tractor trailers, but what about when the someone steals the truck itself?  A Florida business owner, after having the victim of other truck thefts, installed GPS tracking devices on his fleet in hopes of a successful recovery in the event of another vehicle theft.  When the owner arrived at his place of business last week to discover that yet another truck had been stolen, he used GPS tracking software to locate the exact location of his vehicle, view it’s rate and direction of travel, and promptly report it to the police.  The truck was recovered and two men were arrested.  It is suspected that the men may have stolen the truck for the resale value of its individual parts.

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As parts of the western USA, particularly California, are reaching historic drought conditions, GPS tracking devices typically used to provide earthquake prediction data are providing some important measurements of the earth’s crust.  As drought conditions worsen, the earth’s crust rises because of the lack of water in the soil which would normally weigh it down.  By tracking the rises in the earth’s crust, scientists are able to measure and track the drought’s severity.  In the west, the average rise of the earth’s crust over the last year is 4cm.  However, the mountainous regions of California have seen rises as high as 15 cm this year.

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The world of GPS tracking continues to receive much needed replacements for antiquated GPS II-A satellites launched during the 1990’s.  On August 1, a United Launch Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched the third of 4 new satellites set to be launched in 2014–all part of a series of twelve new GPS satellites.

The new GPS-IIF satellites, manufactured by Boeing, come with multiple advantages over their 1990’s predecessors, including:

  • Improved atomic time signals for more accurate reporting data
  • An added signal for civilian use–to be used as a GPS signal for aircraft travel. (This signal is known as L5, which began broadcasting in April)
  • Medium-Earth orbit

The newly launched satellite is undergoing a few weeks of testing by the Air Force to assure that it is fully functional before being placed into service.

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Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2014/08/03/the-seventh-next-gen-gps-satellite-is-now-in-orbit/

 

 

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According to a 2014 study released by the Yale Law Journal, using GPS tracking for covert tracking operations for law enforcement departments is incredibly less expensive than utilizing officers for covert tracking operations.  In fact, the study estimated the cost of GPS tracking to be 1000 times more affordable than tracking vehicles the old fashioned way, with officers trailing behind their target in unmarked vehicles.

In the study, the cost comparisons are dramatic– covert tracking using the standard 5 car surveillance box strategy is estimated to cost $275 dollars per hour, yet the cost of GPS tracking for law enforcement covert tracking can range from just 36-cents to around $5 per hour.

GPS tracking for law enforcement has been described as a “game changer” in the law enforcement community for both its cost effectiveness and the number of vehicles that can be tracked simultaneously.

The study included both cell phone GPS tracking units, and GPS tracking systems mounted to target vehicles.

Source:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2014/01/09/cell-phones-let-cops-track-people-for-a-thousandth-of-the-price-study-finds/

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Portage Township Schools on the southeast side of Lake Michigan  recently installed GPS trackers on all 110 buses in the school’s fleet.  Added as a measure of convenience for both parents and administration, the program was given a “test drive” during summer school to prepare for the beginning of the 2014 school year.

Using GPS tracking software on computers or smart phones, parents and faculty are able to see the exact location of any bus at any time–even on field trip days–  While the new GPS tracking system will most assuredly offer parents peace of mind that their child made it to school safely, officials also hope it will be an added convenience for parents of children whose buses are running late.  With tracking software, parents will have detailed information on when the bus can be expected, hopefully eliminating the need to call the school officials.

School administration also hopes to use the system to conserve fuel and maintain efficiency by rerouting buses when traffic incidents occur.

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Article Source:  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton/parents-can-follow-children-to-school-via-gps/article_d4260fdd-5eeb-5986-94f1-cc132108dd52.html

 

 

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Some clever covert GPS tracking and a little public shaming is helping to reduce the big problem of bicycle theft in San Francisco. Plain clothed police officers are planting GPS equipped bicycles around the city, tracking bike thieves, and charging them.  A little public shame is part of the deal, with mugshots posted on Twitter under the hashtag #ThankYou4TakingOurBaitBike.  An estimated 4,000 bicycles have been stolen in San Francisco since 2012–triple the number of cell phones reported stolen for the same time period.

Source:  http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/police-use-bait-bikes-gps-technology-public-twitter-shaming-fight-bike-theft/#!YB3xH

 

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Jun. 9, 2014TrackingTheWorld, a world leader in GPS tracking, is now accepting applications for the firm’s distributor program which offers a generous profit sharing program for US-based GPS tracking distributors based on software subscription signups. The profit sharing offer is in addition to profits earned from selling GPS tracking hardware.

Profit sharing for distributors begins when the distributor reaches 10 activated GPS tracking software subscriptions– qualifying the distributor to receive 25% of subscription sales revenue. Distributors have the opportunity to earn increasingly higher profit percentages as their number of activated software accounts grows.  For example, U.S. distributors earn 30% percent profit for 50-99 activated subscriptions, 35% profit for 100-199 software subscriptions, and 40% profit for distributors reaching 200 or more activated devices on TrackingTheWorld’s GPS tracking software system. “Our profit sharing program offers the potential for distributors to earn and grow monthly recurring income in addition to their hardware sales,” said Gilbert Walz, CEO of Tracking the World.

Becoming a distributor of TrackingTheWorld GPS tracking devices requires no cash investment and distributors are guaranteed to receive the lowest prices available on GPS tracking devices. TrackingTheWorld also offers drop shipping services for an additional fee.

Those interested in becoming a distributor of GPS tracking devices are required to submit a 1-minute application available on the company’s website at http://www.trackingtheworld.com/distributorApplicationFor… Upon receipt of the application, potential distributors will be contacted by a TrackingTheWorld representative.  “We encourage anyone interested in starting a business or adding to an existing business to apply.  Beginners are welcome,” said Walz.

Established in 2003, TrackingTheWorld exclusively specializes in GPS tracking software and tracking devices.   For more information on becoming a distributor, licensing the firm’s white label GPS tracking software, or to view GPS tracking devices, visit http://www.trackingtheworld.com , email sales@trackingtheworld.com, or call 650-692-8100.  For a direct link to TrackingTheWorld’s distributor application, visit:  http://www.trackingtheworld.com/distributorApplicationForm/index.php