Op-ed: "GPS Offers Lessons for the Infrastructure of Tomorrow"
The following is an excerpt of an op-ed from GPSIA Executive Director, J. David Grossman. It was published on September 21, 2021 by SpaceNews.
"The Global Positioning System (GPS) represents the epitome of smart government investment. Originally developed to support U.S. military operations, GPS has evolved into one of the most widely used technologies of our time, touching nearly every aspect of society’s infrastructure from aviation and rail, to wireless broadband and the electric grid. In fact, GPS technology will play a prominent role in the deployment of infrastructure outlined in the legislative package, including mapping locations for electric vehicle (EV) chargers, enabling safer, more efficient operation of construction vehicles, and providing the precise timing needed to bring wireless broadband to unserved and underserved communities, just to name a few."
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