Panama Develops Tourist GPS Project

The Panamanian Tourism Authority is working on a system dubbed “Touristic GPS”.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tourists will be able to rent GPS devices at Tocumen International Airport, which will assist them in reaching Panama’s touristic destinations.

This initiative also comprises completing the country’s road sign infrastructure, currently at an inadequate state, recognized Salomón Samah, head of the authority, who assured that the entire country will boast proper road signs within two years.

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Guatemala: New Tender for Electronic Road Tax Discs

January 2015

After declaring the first tender void, customs authorities have announced that they will re launch the tender for electronic road tax discs containing GPS devices.

It is expected that by the end of February electronic "marchamo" or road tax disc will be re-tendered. Among the requirements for the bidders is the ability to install the system in the Tax Administration and to have experience in customs, logistics and GPS equipment..

GPS Boom in El Salvador

July 2011

Distribution companies of global positioning devices in El Salvador have reported annual increases in sales of up to 40%.

According to the trading account, insecurity is one of the main factors driving the Salvadorans to purchase these devices which can be used for quickly locating a vehicle in case of theft.

Costa Rica to Control Fishing via Satellite

January 2010

Authorities intend to monitor fishing boats via GPS devices.

The initiative is part of a program fostering responsible fishing, and could be implemented in the first half of 2010.

"Sector authorities want fishermen to adhere to the program by reaching an agreement between all involved parties. If this is not possible, the program will be made compulsory via an executive decree", reported

GPS for Panamanian Buses

August 2009

Public transportation will use the satellite positioning system Global Positioning System (GPS).

Jimmy Papdimitriu, minister of the Presidency, said the government will pay the $150 installation cost, but each transporter will be responsible for its maintenance.

"The objective is to keep track of speeds and routes traveled by the buses," told the minister to

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