Then Infrastructural Needs of GPS
The mantra throughout the implementation process for the global positing system is that nothing is possible without the provision of adequate infrastructure. The GPS relies on the ability to send and receive satellite signals across the globe.
This means that highly specialized equipment has to be placed within the vicinity of the location networks that will be used. They will then indicate their location by the types of waves that they send back up to the control center. This is the problem with areas that have poor infrastructure because the receiver points are not installed within the specified distances.
Even if the installation points are specifically created to deal with the requirements of the global positing system, it might not overcome the practical difficulties that are raised by the lack of proper technology infrastructure in a given geographical location. For example it does not help the great lorry if the GPS directions tell them to go to a certain location but the road is impassable due to a long period of neglect. This then leads us to the point of discussing whether the infrastructure has to be taken as a holistic issue.
Construction the Aids to GPS
It would appear that the GPS infrastructure is not just about the things that are directly aimed at the immediate installation process. It also means the generality of the infrastructure within a given location. These things tend to be interrelated and progressive in the way that they affect the community. Thus if one infrastructural link is missing then it is more than likely that other similar links will be missing too. The affected geographical area will then suffer the fate of having to deal with multiple hindrances to the global positing system. From a developmental perspective this is a salutary lesson in what might be needed to bring an area out of the technological wilderness that may be blighting its future.
Thus if there is going to be a successful implementation of the GPS program within a given area, it will be important to look at the generality of the infrastructure within that area rather than concentrating on the single issues that affect the installation of the hardware. It is not enough to put up a line of receive masts. The GPS has to be supported by an overhaul of the way that infrastructure is dealt with in that particular area. This is an area that might be somewhat controversial in some quarters due to the cost implications.
It is undeniable that the creation of the global positing system will have serious cost implications that have to be mitigated somewhere. Many of the geographical locations that need the global positing system most do not have the resources to recruit the appropriate infrastructure. This creates a dilemma for those who express an interest in extending the GPS technology to different parts of the world. Without the requisite funding the project will only remain an unfulfilled dream among the many dreams for the poorer countries.