GPS technology has made significant contributions to the global economy in the last decade. Hundreds of uses of GPS now exist from stand-alone applications, such as surveying and navigation, to more integrated, embedded applications in which GPS is just one component. Like the Internet, GPS is an information technology that is a part of the emerging Global Information Infrastructure. GPS-based precision time signals help synchronized global information networks of fiber optics, coaxial cable, copper wire, radio, and even communication satellites. GPS applications are generating both commercial products and information services, which increase productivity in diverse public service applications and enhance national and even personal security.
Based on the industry trends and technological assessment, experts predict that the market is expected to grow for the next 15-20 years. Predictions also show a strong annual growth and an expected market size of US $757 billion by 2017. There have seen a significant growth of interest in GPS applications for fields, such as vehicle tracking, surveying, mapping, navigation, railway management, marine, aeronautical, land vehicle and electric power systems. This report summarizes the main companies involved (all of them are small), and briefly mentions their activities.
This research analyzes on GPS equipment markets worldwide, offering revenue, unit, and average price forecasts at the segment and sub-segment level. The study covers general aviation, land, marine, military, timing, and wireless markets. The GPS-enabled wireless segment includes sub-segments for mobile handsets and personal digital assistants (PDAs)/pagers/laptops.
- Scope and application of Gps devices in market structure
- Differential GPS (DGPS) techniques and application
- Global GPS market structure and structural growth
- GPS market and revenue share (by sector)
- Government initiative and funding policies
RNCOS "Global Positioning Systems (GPS) - The Road Ahead" report provides an in-depth coverage of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Chapter 2 introduces GPS whereas Chapter 3 gives its industry insight. Chapter 4 & 5 discusses various components of GPS and its alternatives respectively. Chapter 6 discusses the Government policies whereas Chapter 7 throws light on various barriers to the entry of GPS competitors. Finally, Chapters 8 & 9 provide with major company profiles and an insight on the impact of GPS on the PDA market respectively. Finally, chapter 10 covers the GPS Device Vendors & Software and GPS Solutions Vendors profile.