What’s Near? How to Be Spontaneous on a Holiday
- TRIPHOBO TRAVEL EXPERT
- Feb 22, 2017
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Thanks to the latest apps and technologies, finding places to visit, locating the hotel you’ve booked beforehand and having a truly amazing vacation are all very easy to do. The technology in question is called geospatial intelligence, but we know it simply as GPS positioning or location tracking. According to studies by the University of Southern California and its online GIST graduate program, geospatial intelligence can be used for anything from tracking the GPS on your phone to mapping terrains.
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For holidaymakers, GPS positioning is a handy feature to have. You can now download apps created by third-party developers and local tourism boards. These apps are using the GPS position of your phone to recommend the best places to visit, great restaurants to try and many more. This means you can be spontaneous on your next trip.
To learn more about the technology, the infographic titled 4 Uses of Geospatial Intelligence by University of Southern California is very fascinating to read.
The University of Southern California created this infographic.