Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee (CGSIC)

 Associate Member since 2005 
Official Website (external link):  www.gps.gov/cgsic and  www.navcen.uscg.gov

The Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) is the recognized worldwide forum for effective interaction between all civil GPS users and the U.S. GPS authorities. The CGSIC is chaired by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) coordinates and manages the administration of the committee as Deputy Chair and Executive Secretariat.

Purpose

The United States Department of Transportation established CGSIC to exchange information about GPS with the world-wide civil user community, respond to the needs of civil GPS users, and integrate GPS into civil sector applications.  VIEW CHARTER...  
Information from CGSIC members and meetings is provided to United States GPS authorities for consideration in GPS policy development and GPS service operation.

The United States Department of Transportation established CGSIC to exchange information about GPS with the world-wide civil user community, respond to the needs of civil GPS users, and integrate GPS into civil sector applications.  VIEW CHARTER...  
Information from CGSIC members and meetings is provided to United States GPS authorities for consideration in GPS policy development and GPS service operation.

Public Participation

CGSIC meets annually and is open to anyone interested in civil GPS issues. Membership is free, and there is no fee to attend any CGSIC meeting. CGSIC includes members from U.S. and international private, government, and industry user groups.

Subcommittees

CGSIC has four subcommittees that focus on specific user groups:

CGSIC's role and the value gained in the ICG

The CGSIC acts as a representative for the world's civil GPS users and advocates for the civil use of GPS in a number of U.S. and international forums. Also, under the auspices of CGSIC, the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center publishes operations information related to the GPS program and acts as an operational civil liaison between the world's civil users of GPS and the GPS authorities. It is in this capacity that CGSIC attends meetings of the ICG as an Associate Member.

Having performed civil GPS operations since 1986, the CGSIC is a mature model of a GNSS user representative. CGSIC acts as the embodiment of "Transparency" for the GPS program at ICG meetings providing presentations regarding organization and operations of the U.S. GPS program in support of the civil user. Due to CGSIC's role as an information portal to and from the world's users of GPS, the CGSIC is a member of Working Group-C (Information Dissemination and Capacity Building). Also, as the point of contact for civil GPS disruption or interference reports, the CGSIC/NAVCEN represents the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in all matters having to do with techniques for standardization of GNSS interference reporting and information sharing between Provider GNSS service centers.

Presentations made in the ICG annual meetings

Year Title and Speaker (link to the presentaion material)
2012 (ICG-7) Standardization of position information during Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue events - Rick HAMILTON
2011 (ICG-6) Current CGSIC Concerns - Rick HAMILTON
2010 (ICG-5) Recent developments in CGSIC - Rick HAMILTON
2009 (ICG-4) System Information Exchange: The Importance of Transparent GPS Service Provision to Users - Rick HAMILTON
2008 (ICG-3) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Promoting GNSS applications - Karen VANDYKE

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