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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee
U.S. States & Local Government Subcommittee

Regional Meeting
Honolulu 2009

The U.S. States and Local Government Subcommittee (USSLS) of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) convened in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 23-24, 2009.

Minutes

The meeting was held at the Honolulu Coast Guard Station on Sand Island, Oahu, Hawaii. The meeting began at 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 23, and followed the attached agenda.

Between 37 and 50 people attended the two day conference with attendees representing the Military, Federal Government, State Government, Academia, Consultants, and business. In addition to fulfilling a requirement under the Charter for CGSIC USSLGS to provide an open forum for civil user information exchange, the meeting also provided information on:

There were 12 presentations ranging from updates and status reports of systems to information on applications. All presentations can be found on the Coast Guard Navigation Center's web site, under CGSIC, U.S. States and Local Government Subcommittee: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/cgsic/meetings/USSLS/Hawaii_June_2009/Hawaii_23June_ 2009.htm

After each presentation, questions were answered by the presenter, and often, discussions continued on related issues with active participation by all. The knowledge level of the audience varied from experienced practitioners to less experienced users. In all cases the participants were interested in how they could use GPS and GPS augmentations more fully, and what future capability would bring.

Prior to closing the conference on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, 2009, the participants were asked to share their views and concerns relative to GPS and GPS augmentations. Some of the general themes shared:

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