Surveyors and LightSquared to Face Off at the Survey Summit
A special session at the Survey Summit will focus on the issues surrounding the proposed broadband network being developed by LightSquared. An unusual waiver granted to LightSquared in January by the FCC’s International Bureau allows the dramatic expansion of terrestrial use of the mobile satellite spectrum (MSS) immediately neighboring that of the GPS - using extremely high-powered ground-based transmissions that tests have shown will cause interference to hundreds of millions of GPS receivers across the United States.
At the Survey Summit, Peter Large, vice president of Trimble, and the Coalition to Save Our GPS, along with Jeff Carlisle, executive vice president of regulatory affairs at LightSquared, will deliver each perspective on this issue and will be available for questions. Along with their presentations, a special forum will be held with industry leaders from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), American Congress on Survey and Mapping (ACSM), GPS World, GPS Manufactures, Coalition to Save GPS, and LightSquared. Attendees will hear firsthand the details of the threat to GPS and learn what can be done about it. POB Contributing Editor Joseph V.R. Paiva will moderate the special forum.
The Survey Summit, the ACSM Annual Conference being co-hosted by Esri, will take place July 9-12 in San Diego, Calif. Register to attend at www.surveysummit.com.