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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee

Surveying, Mapping, and Geo-Sciences Subcommittee Charter

1. Introduction

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:

2. Objectives

3. Definitions

"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:

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.

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