GPS is becoming an integral part of North American culture, from allowing users to navigate to their favorite Bistro or Cafe to keeping tabs on their loved ones locations.
Engineers from the Los Angeles Air Force Base are overseeing a new project that will change recreational GPS use dramatically. $8 Billion is the estimated cost of replacing the 24 satellites that currently orbit the Earth, and will take the next 10 years to complete.
Accuracy is one of the main functions that the new system of satellites will update, bringing the location lock to within an arm's reach. This will be an improvement from the average of 20 feet accuracy available now.
GPS service will remain free, while the government allocates taxpayer money for the new system of satellites. It seems a small price to pay for the overall benefit to communication and navigation.