About This Website
The U.S. government publishes the GPS.gov website to educate the public about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics.
The contents of GPS.gov are maintained by the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) in coordination with multiple federal agencies. The National Coordination Office was established by Presidential directive to ensure interagency transparency about PNT programs, policies, budgets, and activities. Learn more
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, hosts GPS.gov on its web servers on behalf of the National Coordination Office. Visit NOAA.gov
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Consolidation of GPS Websites
In 2011, President Obama directed federal agencies to consolidate and reduce the number of .GOV websites. Learn more at whitehouse.gov
In response, the National Coordination Office phased out PNT.gov, a website about GPS policy and management. In August 2012, the PNT website was discontinued, with all contents moved to the Governance section of GPS.gov. Go there
Also in 2012, the Coast Guard transferred the website of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) to GPS.gov. Go there
In 2010, the Air Force transferred its online library of GPS Interface Control Documents to GPS.gov. Go there
From 1997-2004, the IGEB.gov website provided information about GPS policy and management. After that website ended, various materials were preserved on PNT.gov and now GPS.gov. View materials
We continue to consolidate GPS-related web content to make GPS.gov a "one-stop shop" for government GPS information.
GPS.gov is an official communications product of the U.S. government. Throughout the website, the term "we" refers to the U.S. government as a whole. The information found on these pages has been reviewed by multiple federal agencies and deemed to be correct on the date of publication, which appears at the bottom of each page.