GPS/GNSS Technology Update_Confirmed Presentation

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ESRI GIS users around the world are challenged to keep current with evolving satellite systems. There are new GPS satellites being launched and new GPS signals being broadcast with more being planned. Russian GLONASS and planned European Galileo satellite systems are experiencing change and advancement. Not only are the satellite systems changing but also GPS augmentation systems such as WAAS, DGPS, EGNOS, MSAS and GAGAN systems. Many ESRI GIS users take advantage of these GPS augmentation systems and should be aware of how they are evolving. Which factors should one consider when using these different satellite systems. What are the current trends and developments that one should consider when preparing GPS mapping hardware budgets in the coming year(s)?

Eric Gakstatter

Eric has been involved in GPS and mapping since 1990. For ten years, he held several product management positions in the GNSS industry. He managed the development of several medium and high precision GNSS products along with associated data collection and post-processing software. In 2000, he founded Discovery Management Group, a firm specializing in GNSS for high and medium precision applications. Since March 2006, he has been a Contributing Editor to GPS World magazine and Editor of their bi-weekly Survey/Construction newsletter.

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