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Current and Potential Economic Benefits of GPS. Joseph H. Bogosian Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation and Machinery International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce December 2003. Why the Commerce Department?.

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current and potential economic benefits of gps

Current and Potential Economic Benefits of GPS

Joseph H. BogosianDeputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation and MachineryInternational Trade AdministrationU.S. Department of Commerce

December 2003

why the commerce department
Why the Commerce Department?
  • Primary mission: promote commercial market growth and trade
  • Largest constituency of GPS users
  • National Continuously Operating Reference System (CORS)
  • Radio spectrum authority
interagency gps executive board
Interagency GPS Executive Board

Defense

Transportation

State

Commerce

Agriculture

Interior

NASA

Joint Chiefs of Staff

u s policy promotes global market growth
U.S. Policy Promotes Global Market Growth
  • Free signals
  • Open documentation
  • No licensing fees
  • Standardization
  • Selective Availability ended
  • Modernization
commerce department roles in fostering gps market growth
Commerce Department Roles in Fostering GPS Market Growth
  • Promote U.S. GPS policy
  • Prevent/eliminate trade barriers
  • Publish market statistics
  • Keep track of industry
  • Promote opportunities for market development
  • Represent industry within USG
commercial applications dominate the gps market
Commercial Applications Dominate the GPS Market

2000 Revenues from GPS Equipment Sales

Source: DOC, 1998

worldwide gps hardware sales exceed 9 billion per year
Worldwide GPS Hardware Sales Exceed $9 Billion Per Year

(Projected)

$Billions

Source: DOC, 2001

gps sales by geographic region
GPS Sales by Geographic Region

 1998 

Japan

U.S.

47%

32%

 2003 

U.S.

Japan

Europe

30%

44%

Asia

18%

Other

2%

1%

Europe

Other

Asia

23%

1%

2%

Revenues from Buyers in Different Regions

Source: DOC, 1998

current uses of gps technology
Transportation

Automotive

Rail

Maritime

Aviation

Space

Industry

Agriculture

Construction

E-Commerce/Finance

Electric Power

Engineering

Fishing

Forestry

Manufacturing

Mining

Oil & Gas

Telecommunications

Geography

Surveying

Mapping

Geodesy

Geographic Information Systems

Land Use Planning

Recreation

Consumer Electronics

Hiking/Geocaching

Boating/Fishing

Sports

Tourism

Science & Environment

Weather Forecasting

Pollution Monitoring

Ecology & Wilderness Conservation

Toxic Waste/Oil Spill Cleanup

Animal Behavior

Disease Control

Geological Change Monitoring

Archaeology

Time Transfer

Military

Force Deployment

Logistical Support

Vehicle Navigation

Smart Munitions

Current Uses of GPS Technology
new commercial applications are developed every day
New Commercial Applications Are Developed Every Day
  • Open pit mining
  • Child safety
  • Automatic snowplow guidance
  • Spacecraft control
  • Power grid management
huge potential exists in the market for value added services
Huge Potential Exists in the Market for Value Added Services
  • Software development
  • Embedded applications
  • Localized GIS databases
  • Internet integration
  • Wireless markets
  • Location-Based Services
gps modernization doc roles
GPS Modernization: DOC Roles
  • Helped collect and advocate civilian user needs for the future GPS service
  • Early proponent of three civil signals
  • Participated in the design and frequency selection for the two new civil signals
  • Led studies and analyses demonstrating the economic benefits of GPS modernization
  • Endorsed high-level recommendations to the White House to deactivate SA and accelerate implementation of civilian capabilities
  • Participated in Congressional outreach
cooperation with europe commercial issues at stake
Cooperation with Europe:Commercial Issues at Stake
  • Compatibility/Interoperability
  • Nondiscrimination
    • Access to Galileo signal specifications
    • Access to markets
united states gps policy
United States GPS Policy

“Our goals are to:

…Encourage private sector investment in and use of U.S. GPS technologies and services.”

for further information
For Further Information

IGEB Executive SecretariatU.S. Department of Commerce

[email protected](202) 482-5809

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