Global Positioning System
GPS, or Global Positioning System, is a technology that allows us to determine geographic position with an accuracy of a few meters and time with an accuracy of a few nanoseconds.
Originally used for military purposes, today this technology influences not only our travel, but also the way we play games.
One of the latest trends in GPS technology is A-GPS, or Assisted GPS. This method is commonly used in mobile phones for faster position determination than using the GPS system alone.
This opens up new possibilities for treasure hunting games on mobile phones, which can provide faster and more accurate feedback on the user's location.
Other Positioning Systems
Besides GPS, there are other systems designed for position determination, such as the Russian GLONASS, European Galileo, Chinese BeiDou, and others.
Each of these systems has its unique features and uses different methods for position determination. The choice of a specific system depends on the specific needs of the user.
Not Just Starlink
There are also systems primarily intended for telecommunication services, which can also be used for position determination. These include, for example, Starlink from SpaceX, Globalstar, Iridium, Inmarsat, and Thuraya.
Although their primary purpose is to provide telecommunication services, they can also provide positional information.
All these innovations and technologies can enhance the realism and immersiveness of treasure hunting games, making them even more interesting and fun for players.
Increased accuracy could, for example, allow game developers to create games where treasures are hidden in very specific places, such as particular buildings, rooms, or even bookshelves in a library.