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Tomasz Neumann

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Gdynia Maritime University
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Global Positioning System: Political Support, Directions of Development, and Expectations
1 Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
ABSTRACT: Over the last decade the Global Positioning System has become a global, multifunctional tool which provides services that are an integral part of U.S. national security as well as the security of other highly developed countries. Economic development, transport security as well as homeland security are important elements of the global economic infrastructure. In 2000 the United States acknowledged the growing significance of GPS for civilian users and stopped intentionally degrading accuracy for non-military signals that are known as ?Selective Availability?. Since then, commercial applications of satellite systems have been proliferating even more rapidly, and therefore, their importance in everyday life has greatly increased. Currently, services that depend on information obtained from the Global Positioning System are the driving force behind economic growth, economic development and the improvement in life safety. This economic development would not be possible without the financial and political support of the US government to maintain the operation of the GPS system. Therefore it is important to have knowledge about the intentions of the US government how system GPS will be developed in the future. Decisions taken in the last 3 months are the subject of this article.
Cooley William T. 2014. GPS Update for PNT Advisory Board. PowerPoint presentation, Washington.
U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Policy, December 15, 2014, Washington.
S.2444 – Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014, Washington.
Citation note:
Czaplewski K.: Global Positioning System: Political Support, Directions of Development, and Expectations. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.09.02.10, pp. 229-232, 2015

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