5 Applications of GPS Technology to Assist With Crisis Management
Crisis Management is an important process for any business to go through. It’s of even more importance for those working in remote locations such as aid workers, personnel on business trips of troops at war. GPS Technology has been able to provide us with hugely improved intelligence with regards to the whereabouts of not only your personnel but also the location of potential conflict that could create a crisis situation. GPS Technology isn’t limited to people. It can also be used on vehicles and also on buildings.
Here are 5 possible applications of GPS Technology in scenarios where it can assist with Crisis Management.
1) Remote Aid Workers. Tracking Personnel working in remote locations is essential to any operation. Working overseas in hostile countries brings high risks that need to be managed to avoid them turning into a crisis. GPS Technology can help keep the remote personnel in touch with a central base through location management and communication devices.
2) Convoy Tracking. Convoys transporting goods, either food or technology (or even people) can be tracked using GPS technology. This is ideal to prevent ambush or hijacking of the convoy.
3) Maritime Tracking. Boats or ships out at sea can easily become ‘lost’ in terms of knowing where they are. This is where GPS tracking can help. Because there are no obstructions out at sea there is always a clear line of communication to the satellites so it’s a reliable technology to use.
4) Military Tracking. Similar to the remote aid workers, GPS Technology can greatly assist the Army by becoming a third eye. It can help a central communications base keep in touch with those on the ground and advise of locations of potential conflict.
5) Aircraft Tracking. Because GPS technology uses Satellites to communicate with devices it is ideal for Aircraft tracking. Before GPS aircraft would have to rely on radar, which had limited coverage, where as now the locations of aircraft can be managed all over the world. Should a plane go down it is also possible to pinpoint the exact location of the aircraft if the GPS device was still intact.
It’s very possible for multiple tracking devices to be used in one scenario. For example where a vehicle may be fitted with a GPS device the personnel on board could also have their own individual tracking devices.
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