INFOGRAPHIC: GPS Since 1,000 BCE

Have you ever wondered how people found their way through the ages? Today GPS technology is beginning to change the way we do many things in our lives. The ability to know and share our (almost precise) location with others, while initially useful for navigation, has become a foundation for other applications such as vehicle security systems, shipment tracking, and employee safety response – and it is no coincidence that here at Blackline we build solutions for all of those areas!

GPS makes location information easily and readily available, but what was it like 100 years ago? Or 1000 years ago?

This great 2010 infographic by @shanesnow (via Mashable) illustrates the history of location-based technologies over the ages.

Clearly the GPS is the most versatile of the methods that have been developed thus far. What will come next?

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