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

Regional Meeting
Groton 2011

The U.S. State and Local Government Subcommittee (USSLS) of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) convened at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut, on April 27, 2011.

Presentation materials from the meeting are embedded in the agenda below.


Wednesday April 27, 2011

8:30 A.M. Welcome/Introductions
Capt Frank Parker, Commanding Officer, NAVCEN

8:35 Civil GPS Service Interface Committee
Rudy Persaud, Chair, USSLS Federal Highway Administration


  • Learn about the Federal GPS and augmentation systems
  • Provide an open forum for civil user information exchange
  • Identify the common needs of state and local governments for GPS and GPS augmentation information
  • Identify information requirements and methods
  • Maintain a list of active points of contact in state and local governments
  • Conduct state and local government GPS information studies

9:00 US GPS Policy & U.S. International Cooperation Activities
Maureen Walker, U.S Department of State Representative to the PNT
View presentation 1 (2 MB PDF)
View presentation 2 (2 MB PDF)

9:30 GPS Constellation Briefing
Maj. Benjamin Barbour, U.S Air Force 2SOPS
View presentation (814 KB PDF)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15 Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) Project Status
LT Bion Holbrook, NAVCEN
View presentation (4 MB PDF)

10:45 CORS and CORS Products Update
Daniel Martin, NOAA Vermont State Geodetic Advisor, NGS
View presentation (4 MB PDF)

11:15 Patriot Watch
Chief Brian Penick, NAVCEN
View presentation (0 B PDF)

11:45-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00 Civil PNT Policy and Utility
Timothy Klein, RITA NDGPS Coordinator & Senior Policy Advisor USDOT
View presentation (3 MB PDF)

1:30 The Antarctic Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET) – challenges of Autonomous and continuous GPS/GNSS observations at remote sites
Larry Hothem, Senior Physical Scientist, U.S Dept. of the Interior
View presentation (14 MB PDF)

2:00 FHWA Activities in Navigation
Jim Arnold, Federal Highway Administration
View presentation (581 KB PDF)

2:30 Integrating GPS into a Cadastral GIS Database
Mark Goetz, GIS Director Northeastern Connecticut Council of Government
View presentation (11 MB PDF)

3:00 How can you benefit from the services provided by GPS/CGSIC
Rudy Persaud, Chair/USSLS/CGSIC and all presenters.

3:30 End of meeting.

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