Surveyors to Discuss LightSquared - 17/06/2011


Surveyors will vet concerns about a proposed nationwide broadband wireless network from the company LightSquared at the upcoming Survey Summit. Hosted by Esri and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Survey Summit-ACSM Annual Conference is scheduled for 7th to 12th July in San Diego, California.

Tests conducted by the GPS industry suggest that the deployment of the LightSquared network may destroy the access needed by surveyors and other high-precision users of GPS. Representatives from the Coalition to Save Our GPS, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), LightSquared, and others, will meet at the Survey Summit to discuss the effects this technology could have on the surveying community and develop an appropriate plan of action.

The LightSquared Forum will be held Sunday, 10th July, from 8:00AM to noon. Scheduled speakers include Peter Large, vice president of Trimble and representative of the Coalition to Save Our GPS, and Jeff Carlisle, executive vice president of regulatory affairs at LightSquared. Attendees will also hear from representatives of ACSM, GPS World, and GPS manufacturers. Prior to Sunday's forum, both Large and Carlisle will deliver keynote speeches on Saturday, 9th July, during the Survey Summit plenary.


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