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  • Civilian applications of GPS – Roads and Highways

    It is estimated that delays from congestion on highways, streets, and transit systems throughout the world result in productivity losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Other negative effects of congestion include property damage, personal injuries, increased air pollution, and inefficient fuel consumption.The availability and
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Recreation

    The Global Positioning System has eliminated many of the hazards associated with common recreational activities by providing a capability to determine a precise location. GPS receivers have also broadened the scope and enjoyment of outdoor activities by simplifying many of the traditional problems, such as staying on the "correct trail" or
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Rail

    Rail systems throughout the world use the Global Positioning System to track the movement of locomotives, rail cars, maintenance vehicles, and wayside equipment in real time. When combined with other sensors, computers, and communications systems, GPS improves rail safety, security, and operational effectiveness. The technology helps reduce
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Public Safety and Disaster Relief

    A critical component of any successful rescue operation is time. Knowing the precise location of landmarks, streets, buildings, emergency service resources, and disaster relief sites reduces that time -- and saves lives. This information is critical to disaster relief teams and public safety personnel in order to protect life and reduce property
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Marine

    The Global Positioning System has changed the way the world operates. This is especially true for marine operations, including search and rescue. GPS provides the fastest and most accurate method for mariners to navigate, measure speed, and determine location. This enables increased levels of safety and efficiency for mariners worldwide.It is
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Environment

    To sustain the Earth's environment while balancing human needs requires better decision making with more up-to-date information. Gathering accurate and timely information has been one of the greatest challenges facing both government and private organizations that must make these decisions. The Global Positioning System helps to address that need.
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Agriculture

    The development and implementation of precision agriculture or site-specific farming has been made possible by combining the Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems. These technologies enable the coupling of real-time data collection with accurate position information, leading to the efficient manipulation and analysis of large
  • Civilian applications of GPS – Aviation

    Aviators throughout the world use the Global Positioning System to increase the safety and efficiency of flight. With its accurate, continuous, and global capabilities, GPS offers seamless satellite navigation services that satisfy many of the requirements for aviation users. Space-based position and navigation enables three-dimensional position
  • Los Angeles AFB Pharmacy

    The Los Angeles Air Force Base pharmacy is located in the main lobby of the 61st Medical Squadron in Bldg. 210. The pharmacy serves active duty service members, family members, and over 200,000 retirees throughout the South Bay beach communities and greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Los Angeles AFB pharmacy dispenses more than 105,000
  • Economic Impact

    Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Calif., has more than a $1.8 billion impact on the economy of the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area annually.The total impact of a military base on its economic area is the sum of base's annual payroll, expenditures, and estimated dollar
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