Over the last several years, an increasing array of affordable GPS receivers and GPS mouse have been released for the average consumer. As the technology has improved, many additional features are added to these units, while the price and size continue to decrease.
Primarily, these are handheld GPS receivers and GPS Mouse that vary in price from USD$100 to $600. Almost all consumer GPS receivers are 12 parallel channel, and data capable. Most can even be connected to a laptop, and used with a street-level mapping software, for real-time automobile navigation such as GPS Software (GPSS).
Consumers have been using GPS technology for business and for outdoor adventures. These activities include hiking and biking, fishing and hunting, kayaking and boating, auto travel on vacation and on business trips, research and data collection. GPS is an excellent tool to help you locate a specific position, and to help you and your family stay on track, so that you don't get lost. (For those who are directionally- challenged.)