Thinking Aloud

Editorial from the first issue of Inside GNSS, January 2006:

Editorial from the first issue of Inside GNSS, January 2006:

Until now, positioning has been a lot like the weather: everybody talked about it, but nobody did anything about it.
They couldn’t.
Not practically, not without affordable, accessible tools and the techno-cultural sensibilities to bring it about.
But this first decade of the 21st century may prove to be the Axial Age of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) community. Four systems, developed by four political and economic powers, are in various states of maturity and robustness.
The signals used by GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and several regional and augmentation systems are the lingua franca for satellite based positioning, navigation, and timing.
This magazine is dedicated to speaking the new language of GNSS, in the hopes that we can create the community’s Rosetta Stone (and avoid the Tower of Babel.)
Thinking Aloud is my chance, in each issue, to help that process along.

Glen G. Gibbons, editor and publisher
glen@insidegnss.com