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Top 5 Businesses in Ireland that Need GPS Tracking and Location-Sharing
by Staff Writers
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Sep 18, 2017

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It has become obvious to businesses in Ireland that Global Positioning System (GPS) and location-sharing is changing the way we do business.

Let's explore just how geo-spatial services such as those offered by companies such as Turtler GPS Ltd can help the top 10 industries in Ireland.

Tourism Industry
Ireland is a tourist destination. Huge numbers of international tourists flock to the Land of the Leprechaun every year. Businesses in this sphere compete to attract the mobile hordes of travelers. They have a better chance of doing so with location sharing.

They can increase their sales numbers by sharing their offerings on location-sharing services and public online maps such as those offered by Google or Turtler GPS Ltd.

Visitors wanting to get the real feel of Ireland could access these location sharing services on their smartphone or tablet, and instantly see a number of attractive offerings near their location and detailed directions of how to get there.

Irish pubs are popular attractions for US tourists?

Not all Irish pub owners really want their locations flooded with Yankee tourists. But those pubs that don't mind an odd American accented complement or two can attract more tourists by using location-sharing services: They can promote pub events like music, quiz nights, or happy hour to anybody nearby.

Nearby tourists will know exactly what each pub has to offer... and if that offering looks good, guess where they will wind up?

Agricultural Industry
Ireland is traditional a farming nation, and is celebrated for its beef and dairy products. How can location-sharing and GPS tracking devices benefit this industry.

Physical metal fences may soon be a thing of the past.

Cows can be tracked using GPS devices, so that farmers know where their herd is at all times. The devices, which are fixed to the cow's collar where the cowbell usually goes, give beeps, buzzes and small shocks to push and prod cattle in the direction they should be herding.

If a cow walks out of its geo-fenced area... small electric shock. If it goes in the right direction, light beep or buzz, or soothing sound as a reward.

Farmers worldwide can save billions of dollars by using virtual fences rather than steel fences.

Fisheries Industry
It seems only fitting that an island nation would exploit the seas as one of its major resources. Fishing and fisheries have long been a staple in the Irish economy.

Because fish spoils fast, and locational information makes fleet management more efficient, GPS tracking would be extremely important to this industry.

Fishing fleets can rally improve their catch by simply knowing where to send vessels and when... they can save on fuel costs and increase profit.

And if a fisherman ever goes overboard, he is much more likely to be rescued and get home safely if he has a GPS tracker in his pocket.

Medicine and Drugs Industry
One of Ireland's biggest sectors, medicines and drugs are a product that must be tracked accurately on every leg of their transportation logistics network, because losing a truckload of cholesterol medicine or heart pills could bankrupt a company.

Just bear with me:

Containers often get delayed in transit. They get sent to the wrong warehouse, or sit in the wrong port due to human error. If one of those containers is packed full of a medical supply that can spoil over time, say some biological agent that is time sensitive... that shipment could be useless by time the mistake is discovered and corrected.

The loss in a case like that could be in the range of millions of euros.

The way to make sure this never happens is to have GPS tracking devices in all shipments. The extra cost of buying trackers and signing up for location-sharing services is nothing compared to the losses that would be incurred if a shipment went missing or got spoiled due to delays caused by human error.

Sporting Events
Ireland's most popular sports are all amateur, with Gaelic football being the biggest.

Services that teams and managers can use to share locations and location-based information would be really useful for popular amateur sports.

Being an amateur sport, there is not the gigantic sums of money for advertising like there are in other pro sports. Location-sharing, however, is a cost effective way to spread information about the events and other promotions to people nearby, say, in a given city.

Events could be targeted, so that people entering sporting goods stores receive information about an up coming game.

Marketing campaigns using this technology would cost a fraction of the money spent on the huge TV and print ad campaigns in pro sports.

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China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will cover countries and regions along the Belt and Road by 2018, said an official at the China National Space Administration (CNSA) Monday. Wu Yanhua, deputy head of the CNSA, said the plan was based on the satellite system's improving regional services, which had been cooperating with various countries and regional organizations. ... read more

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