The world’s population is expected to grow 50% over the next forty years. That would mean there will be over nine billion people in the world. Understanding the demographics of those numbers; where the people will be concentrated, where the jobs will be, how the people will be cared for, etc. Is essential information for both governments and commercial industries.
The number of people, where they are, what their incomes are, etc impacts the production of products, projected sales and manufacturing, in addition to the need for food distribution and job growth. There is a near endless list of reasons this information is vitally important, which is why demographic reporting tools are so important.
For example, where people will be located is important to better understand the needs for food distribu
Currently, the world’s population is estimated at 6.5 billion. Within the next 4 decades, projections indicate that the global population will increase by 50% to over 9 billion individuals. Given these numbers, the analysis of demographic data is essential to access vital information on the world’s population for a variety of purposes.
GPS Satellites and Data Collection
At any given time, there are usually a minimum of 24 active GPS satellites orbiting the Earth. Currently, there are over 30 active satellites, which includes several back-ups. These satellites travel at 7,000 miles per hour at 12,5000 miles above the earth’s surface. It takes each satellite 12 hours to circle the planet in its entirety.
It’s interesting to note that a GPS receiver is able to determine what