From Agriculture To Infrastructure, The Evolving Role Of GPS10:40
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A picture taken on Jan. 8, 2011 in Bailleul, northern France, shows a car using a Global Positioning System on the highway A25.  (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on Jan. 8, 2011 in Bailleul, northern France, shows a car using a Global Positioning System on the highway A25. (Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Global Positioning System or GPS is now crucial to much more than just the maps we use on our phones.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson revisits a conversation with author Greg Milner (@GIMilner) about how the technology started in the military, and is now used in much of what we do each day — from agriculture to infrastructure.

This segment aired on May 15, 2017.

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