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TitleGlobal navigation satellite system augmentation models environmental scan
AuthorRyerson, R A
SourceEarth Sciences Sector, General Information Product 111, 2015, 97 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing; satellites; satellite geodesy; navigation satellites; ionosphere; geodesy; global positioning system
Illustrationshistograms; tables
ProgramGeodetic Survey, Canadian Spatial Reference System
Released2015 12 10
This study provides a high level environmental scan to investigate the role Government and industry play, in terms of collaboration and investment, in supporting the implementation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) augmentation systems. Augmentation systems improve the accuracy, reliability, and integrity (or availability) of position information through the integration of external information into the calculation process. The study is focused strictly on the civilian sector: military applications are specifically excluded.
The context in which the study has been done is complex and rapidly changing in terms of the technology, resulting applications, and business models used for service delivery within the private and public sectors. This study report places the augmentation models in the appropriate context of a combination of government and industry activities. Particular attention has been paid to commercial services because of their growing importance and visibility. Given the competitive nature of the industry, financial information from commercial suppliers has been difficult to access since the suppliers are understandably unwilling to share financial information. For this reason estimates provided here are built up from an amalgam of sources and are presented as "order of magnitude" values.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Environmental scan that highlights investment and the role of government in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) augmentation services. The report considers a wide range of high-precision GNSS services and business models used in a number of activity sectors, emphasizing regional differences.