With the growing support of geo-tagging, I can see many uses for this type of device.
A friend of mine is a service technician for a communication company. He is routinely called out on "locates", which means he must drive to a site and mark the locations of buried cable. Imagine, if you would, being able to geo-tag these locations, such that the requesting party could simply query the location. Acquisition would be a one time task, and multiple service calls to the site could be eliminated.
Others that may benefit from this are municipal services such as police and fire departments, delivery services, outdoor enthusiast, and disaster relieve efforts.
Of course the tools to do this are already available, but this device offers a higher level of integration, making it a more attractive alternative.
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