Live GPS Understanding

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I understand the gps tracking, it is a very smart concept, but I am looking to get a live gps tracker now for my car. I saw a few demos, and I am trying to understand which satellites the live imagery actually comes from.

I say to myself, why pay 800 dollars for a tracker, and then pay 400 a year just to track it lol. Estimating the number of people using trackers already obviously outweighs the number of satellites currently in orbit. This means that there is already a high level wide zoom available over the continent, and its just the software that interprets and limits the imagery access perimeter.

Say I wanted to just type in my own gps cordinates to view a live tornado, and then type in another cordinate halfway around the world at a 100 ft high tidal wave in the middle of the pacific, etc.

I mean perhaps I am confused, but I dont believe we need to task satellites anymore due to the complex lens nanotech developed in the past 50 years right?

Although I would imagine that access to this program that allows the ability to increase the diameter of coverage would co inside on a cost basis to the suckers that they have already scraped funds from. Which means each license would be only million of dollars on a good day.

If my thought basis is off, please feel free to correct me, thanks for any info available.

Here is an example of a live tracker.
GPS Tracking | Vehicle Tracking | LiveViewGPS Tracking Systems 1-888-544-0494
 

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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9780; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.8+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.0.600 Mobile Safari/534.8+)

Not following, but to take a guess. The GPS data is overlayed onto pre observed air photography, not actual live photos/video taken as a car is driving.
 

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Huh? What you are talking about is ran by the National Reconnaissance Office for national security operations. Unless you are the CIA our something you aren't going to get a hold of anything like that.
 

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A bit too literal. "Live View" refers to a live view of the vehicles location super-imposed on a map. Dozens of these companies exist, mainly selling to delivery / service companies.

The positional data, gathered by the integrated GPS receiver, is sent back to a central server via cellular, where it's overlaid on a map, such as Google Maps.
 
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The 400.00 per year is the cost of the cellular data plan for the GPS tracker to relay it's current position to allow you to view it's location.
 
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Seems logical, but then that would be a 390 dollar profit lol as 10 dollar prepaid phones have the same tracking available, providing reliable information.
 

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Seems logical, but then that would be a 390 dollar profit lol as 10 dollar prepaid phones have the same tracking available, providing reliable information.
Which prepaid phone gives you realtime location tracking for $10.00 including the year of service?
 
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