Glen Gibbons

Glen Gibbons

 Glen Gibbons is the founding editor of Inside GNSS. He is an internationally-known expert and commentator on the development, policies and programs of the global navigation satellite systems.

His company, Gibbons Media & Research LLC, started Inside GNSS magazine in 2006.

He was the founding editor of GPS World in 1989, the most significant publication covering what was then a virtually unknown technology. For sixteen years, he led the magazine and developed the journalistic model for covering space-based positioning, navigation, timing, and the leading technologies with which GNSS is integrated.

 Glen Gibbons is the founding editor of Inside GNSS. He is an internationally-known expert and commentator on the development, policies and programs of the global navigation satellite systems.

His company, Gibbons Media & Research LLC, started Inside GNSS magazine in 2006.

He was the founding editor of GPS World in 1989, the most significant publication covering what was then a virtually unknown technology. For sixteen years, he led the magazine and developed the journalistic model for covering space-based positioning, navigation, timing, and the leading technologies with which GNSS is integrated.

His creation of Galileo’s World in 1999 anticipated the development of Europe’s emerging global navigation satellite system. He has covered GLONASS since publishing what was probably the first trade article on the Russian satellite system in 1990.

For ten years (1991-2000), Gibbons also wrote and edited the biweekly GPS World Newsletter. During 1998-99, he launched and edited GeoConvergencia, a Spanish- and Portuguese-language supplement to GPS World. He was editor of the reference publication, GPS World’s Big Book of GPS 2000. Until 2005, he served as group editorial director and associate publisher of three geospatial magazines, which also included Geospatial Solutions and GeoIntelligence.

Gibbons received the U.S. Institute of Navigation’s 2003 Norman P. Hayes Award for outstanding encouragement, inspiration, and support contribution to the advancement of navigation. In 2015, the British Royal Institute of Navigation awarded him the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal for contributions to navigation.

Gibbons holds a B.A. in political science from Willamette University (Oregon) and studied Chinese language and culture at the East-West Center in Hawaii. He earned an M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon.


Speeches and Media Comments:

Comments in Discovery Channel News article, "GPS-Laced Inhalers Track Asthma Triggers" (April 7, 2009)
Comments in Christian Science Monitor article, "China asserts itself in GPS turf war" (March 25, 2009)
Comments in International Herald Tribune article, "Chinese square off with Europe in space" (March 22, 2009); New York Times (abbreviated version, March 23, 2009)
Comments in Asia Times article, "China’s military awaits new satellites" ( January 22, 2009)
Remarks at International Committee on GNSS meeting — ICG-3 (Pasadena, California December 9, 2008)

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