Advancements in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are Discussed in New Jimmy Johnson-Hosted Segment With "Leading Edge"

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New applications and capabilities make GPS even more an indispensable part of everyday life.

One of the major technologies changing our lives is that of Global Positioning Systems, or GPS. While most people are familiar with the GPS in their autos, the government-owned system of 24 satellites has transformed many aspects of numerous industries, including trucking, marine transportation, aviation, surveying, agriculture, and forestry, among others. Access to the system's signals is free, spurring even further research and new GPS-based services.

Following the pattern of earlier shows in the series, Jimmy Johnson of the Leading Edge series provides viewers with an insightful look at the world of GPS and its applications. With interviews of leading industry experts, researchers and scientists the viewer is given a look at what is to come. Johnson's report will change forever the viewer's perspective of this modern marvel. Just one of the new aspects of the technology's evolution is an increasing use of touchless screens and miniature sensing devices. From factory automation to driverless automobiles, the technology of GPS will continue to deliver benefits across a broad spectrum of applications and industries.

National distribution of the Leading Edge Series is handled directly and not through Public Television stations. The website for the Leading Edge with Jimmy Johnson ( provides more information on the series and the topics covered. Contact the producers by email at info(at)leadingedgeseries(dot)com.

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