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How To Find A Recently Missing Person?

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Are you trying to hunt down a relative who has recently gone missing, or an old friend who you haven’t heard from in years? Keep reading to find out the critical steps involved in finding a missing person. How To Find A Recently Missing Person If someone has recently disappeared, here’s what you should do as soon as possible: Call Hospitals And Jails Start with the basics: contact hospitals and jails. If you’re really worried, it’s worth visiting these places in person and bringing a photograph with you. Contact Their Friends And Family Use social media to reach out to...

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Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS)

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Potential Impact of a 30-Day GPS Outage Sector-Specific Analytical Focus Potential Losses ($ million) Electricity Electrical system reliability and efficiency $275 Finance High-frequency trading Negligible Location-based services Smartphone apps and consumer devices that use location services to deliver services and experiences $2,859 Mining Efficiency gains, cost reductions, and increased accuracy $949 Maritime Navigation, port operations, fishing, and recreational boating $10,411 Oil and gas Positioning for offshore drilling and exploration $1,520 Surveying Productivity gains, cost reductions, and increased accuracy in professional surveying $331 Telecommunications Improved reliability and bandwidth utilization for wireless networks $9,816 Telematics Efficiency gains, cost reductions, and environmental benefits through improved vehicle dispatch and navigation $4,137 Total, Excluding Ag. If the outage were not to occur during critical planting seasons $30,298 Agriculture Precision agriculture technologies and practices $15,122 Total, Including Ag If the outage were to occur during critical planting seasons $45,420 Note: Range of potential losses is $16 to $35 billion, before accounting for losses of about $15 billion if a 30-day outage were to occur during critical planting seasons for U.S. farmers. Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS) 14-4 The maritime sector had technologies and systems available that complemented mariners’ skills. GPS’s availability meant that the Loran system was no longer necessary, and the signal was turned off. This means that although the historical benefits relative to technology alternatives are negligible if GPS were lost, there could be more than $10 billion in losses over 30 days. This loss estimate underscores the critical role GPS has come to play in economic activity. 14.3 Final Observations The comprehensive costs of GPS are difficult to characterize because of the system’s emergence from multiple R&D programs over seven decades. Since 2010, expenditures have averaged roughly $1.3 billion per year (2017$).98 This estimate includes both defense and civilian development, procurement, and operations. A long history of investments, comingling of defense and nondefense funding to sustain and operate the system, and a large number of laboratories and agencies involved make an estimation of a benefit-to-cost ratio (or another form of return-on-investment measure) difficult. The Department of Transportation receives appropriations for GPS’s civilian use case, but most funding for GPS is provided by Congress to the Air Force. One could compare GPS’s comprehensive costs to only its private-sector benefits from 2010 through 2017. This produces a benefit-to-cost ratio of about 100 to 1.99 The civilian use portion is a fraction of total expenditure, so the ratio is likely an underestimate. If one assumes that 25% of GPS expenditures were related to civilian use cases, the ratio is about 400 to 1. If one assumes 40%, the ratio is 250 to 1. If one were to guess that the spend on GPS has been more or less constant since President Reagan first permitted civilian use, the ratio is closer to 10 to 1. This does not mean that other investments or programs will have such a high impact; this is simply what we observe within an 8-year window in the 2010s from a program launched in 1973 that itself has roots in programs from the 1960s. It would be a mistake to assume that a comparable investment would achieve these results. The math is less important than the outcome: making GPS available for private-sector use was a good idea.

 

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Want to GPS Track Your Teenage Driver?

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Track A Teen Driver

When a teen gets his or her license most parents get additional anxiety. With the number one killer of teens being car-related driving accidents, and 16-25-year-old drivers being the number one age group ticketed by police for traffic violations, parents have good cause to feel anxious. Although the thought of a teen driver navigating the roadways alone can be worrisome for most parents, many have turned to technology to ease the stress. This technology is GPS for teen drivers and it is finally giving parents a tool to observe safe teen driving!

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Whats The Best Real-Time GPS Tracker with SIM card

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What Is Real-Time GPS?

Real-time GPS tracking devices allow consumers, businesses and police agencies to instantly locate an automobile with pin-point accuracy! This real-time GPS tracking technology can provide parents a simple way to 

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The 5 Best GPS Trackers!

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5 Best Wireless GPS Trackers Wireless GPS Tracker For Cars GPS tracking devices are widely used by both businesses and consumers for a wide range of applications from GPS fleet tracking to teen driving safety. Regardless of the application, when it comes to the best way to track a car no piece of technology is better equipped to handle the task than a wireless GPS tracking device. Unfortunately, the challenging part for consumers and businesses is finding out what wireless GPS tracker is best. If you or your business have been researching the different wireless GPS tracking systems on the market it is likely...

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