Securing olive harvests with GPS tracking

From the very first moment in this world, humans tend to attach meanings, which tend to grow with time, while personality simultaneously takes shape with a cultural impact on it. With value created through giving meaning to things and geography’s presence dictating the rules of agriculture, Greeks are greatly known for considering olive oil to be liquid gold. Their production seeks about 400,000 tones of olive oil (75% of it is Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and 120,000 tons of table olives every year. In the past years, olive oil consumption has dropped, and the prices have risen, affected by climate changes – due to warmer climate, droughts, increased pests, and diseases have impoverished olive trees, influencing drop-down in production. In the meantime, thefts have increased, leading to huge losses of harvest, making it even more significant to guard olive trees.

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Powering the next generation of personal devices

One of the primary drivers of GPS tracking growth is the smartphone industry. Users are now able to access location-based apps such as maps, ride-sharing, and geotagging, all because almost every smartphone is equipped with GPS capabilities. Wearable technology, whose prominence as an industry became possible due to the smartphone industry, has also played a considerable role in the spread of GPS technology. Fitness trackers and smartwatches are incredibly popular gadgets because of their potential to track physical activity and give access to instant location data. The integration of GPS technology with personal gadgets has also led to progress in emergency response systems, which helps with accurately tracking individuals in distress. Along with it, the technology has become a crucial tool for search and rescue operations, which has greatly improved the response time and saved lives that could have otherwise not been saved.

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The Ethical and Legal Quandaries of GPS Data

GPS tracking has evolved to become an essential part of daily life, and with its rapid integration making its way into our most private and professional lives, the growing concerns about security and privacy have brought about the need for user awareness. As is the case with other technologies, GPS tracking has also invaded the ways humans function and go about their tasks and responsibilities. With the expansion of technology and its evolution into a more affordable and accessible tool, GPS tracking has made its way from industries such as emergency services, transportation, and logistics to personal use of gadgets, such as cell phones, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. Its growing utility calls for an essential responsible use, and for the same reason, it is of paramount importance that not only its implications and potential risks be understood but also that we stay aware of the ways in which such threats could be addressed.

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