Civil GPS Service Interface Committee
Surveying, Mapping, and Geo-Sciences Subcommittee Charter
The Civil Global Positioning System (GPS) Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) is established to identify civil GPS user needs (e.g., navigation, timing , and positioning) in support of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Civil GPS Service (CGS) program and as a function of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy’s (OST/P) outreach program to the civil GPS user community. The CGSIC charters several subcommittees that focus on various disciplines within the GPS user community. The Surveying, Mapping, and Geo-Sciences Subcommittee of CGSIC is chartered for the following purposes:
- To provide an open forum for civil user information exchange concerning the use of GPS by surveying, mapping and geo-science organizations, recommending appropriate action on those issues which concern their user needs.
- To identify the common needs of the geo-science community for GPS information, respond to such requests and concerns submitted by this user community, and forward issues to the full CGSIC.
- Identify information requirements and methods to distribute this information to surveying, mapping, and geo-science users of GPS.
- To maintain a list of active points of contact in the surveying, mapping and geo-science community which support CGSIC activities.
- To conduct GPS information studies on civil user needs among the surveying, mapping and geo-science community.
- To effectively support the CGSIC’s role under the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Executive Committee.
"Surveying, Mapping and Geo-Sciences" refers to the community of civilian government agencies, businesses and academic organizations of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. possessions and territories that utilize GPS signals as part of their infrastructure.
"Common needs" refer only to those of civilian governmental, institutional, educational and private agencies, and exclude all requirements arising from defense considerations.
"GPS Information" consists of all forms of information about GPS, including but not limited to:
- Operational GPS status information, as provided by the US Department of Defense;
- GPS systems information;
- GPS applications information.
4. Sub-Committee Structure
The Sub-Committee is formed by the US Department of Transportation Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC).
The Sub-Committee is entitled the "Surveying, Mapping and Geo-sciences"
The Sub-Committee will have a Chair, Deputy Chair, and Secretary, and may appoint additional officials or working groups at its own discretion.
Attendance at Sub-Committee meetings is encouraged by any individual or representative of any surveying, mapping and /or geo-science organization.
5. Sub-Committee Guidelines
The work of this Sub-Committee is to be coordinated with that of other Sub-Committees.
Meeting reports are to be distributed via the US Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN), which acts as the CGSIC secretariat, according to address lists maintained by the Sub-Committee.
The Sub-Committee is to maintain a list of points of contact within the surveying, mapping and geo-sciences community.
The Sub-Committee may arrange its own separate meetings at any time and place as announced. Delegates attend meetings at their own expense.
The Sub-Committee will address other related matters concerning GPS applications as deemed appropriate by the Sub-Committee.