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Report for community activities GPS Users: GPS should be viewed as a complementary tool and used in conjunction with traditional methods like map and compass. GPS has become a widely used aid to navigation worldwide, and a useful tool for map-making, land surveying, commerce, and scientific uses. GPS also provides a precise time reference used in many applications including scientific study of earthquakes, and synchronization of telecommunications networks Like any tool it has its strengths and weaknesses. We must learn to exploit the strengths and develop contingencies to cope with the weaknesses Benefits: They pinpoint exact locations ,Duty free use of GPS-Data means less money spent, it is reliable, fast and stable receipt, it is compatible with all prevalent route planners and navigation applications with GPS-interface, Gps allows users to travel faster and with great confidence in poor conditions, they have an easy installation, It can fix your position when you are lost or have no reference features, it is excellent tool for planning or recording trips and it can give you travel speed and ETA at a waypoint. Disadvantages: Over-reliance. user must be competent with standard tool, Battery can fail, it can be damaged, lost or broken and if you have no other tools you are screwed, it needs unobstructed view. Tree, cliffs valleys etc... Or reception may be hindered, and it can generally have inaccurate altitude readings. ...read more.


How it meets the users needs: Technology gives library more business as people will have to pay for using internet over an hour and they have to pay to use the photocopying machine, it gives people options to use in the library such as computers, photocopiers etc..., Allows people to research books in the library to find the book they want and where they are placed and it allows people to have library cards to be able to take out books. Consequences of users not having access to ict: There will be less business as they will have less technology which people pay to use, library will have to borrow books out for people by hand by writing it on a card etc... which takes much longer, the point above means more people will need to be employed as it takes longer and as more people will need to be employed library will loose more money as they have to pay more staff also there will be lesss things for the users of the place to do. Cyber Caf� Users: An internet caf� or cybercaf� is a place where one can use a computer with Internet access, most for a fee, usually per hour or minute; sometimes one can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or month, etc. It may or may not serve as a regular caf� as well, with food and drinks being served. ...read more.


Benefits: User can have a virtual friend, can send other users emails and talk instantly with instant messenger, users are able to use webcam to see person they're talking to , user can send animations, pictures and videos to someone your talking to, it is a good method of communication for people wit hearing loss, and the user can use chat room for business reasons as well as fun to chat with your friends or to talk and get in touch with colleges. Disadvantages: There is a large security risk, can be used by users inappropriately, there have been 15% from 345 attacks in 2005 to 2006 of hackers using malicious codes through chat rooms causing: Viruses, Trojan And causing users files to be infected by spy ware. How ict meets the users needs: Allows user to chat with their friends or business colleagues, is a fast way to talk and get hold of people, user can send pictures to other users, allows user to send sound files, is a fun way of interacting with people, and user is able to use webcam to see people faces as they talk to them. Consequences of the user not having access to ict: Users will have to talk to person through letters, a much longer way, users can't send emails to friends of work colleagues have to get in touch through a phone or fax or letter and work colleagues have to send faxes of documents needed as they cant be emailed once again. ...read more.

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