NSPS provides the platform by which members can share their thoughts and opinions about our common interests through business meetings /committees, regional groups, and student chapters. It also provides a forum for input from other groups such as the National Association of County Surveyors, members of state boards of registration, and the Forum for State Surveying Society Executives. Membership is open to all professional surveyors and to persons trained, registered, or interested in the profession of surveying and mapping.
|Wisconsin NSPS Governor
Lisa Van Horn
832 Kellogg St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Welcome to National Surveyors week. All chapters are encouraged to participate in GPS Day on Saturday March 24th. The Northeast Chapter will be setting up a display at Gander Mountain in Green Bay and the Milwaukee Chapter is setting up at their local library.
For more information on National Surveyors week please go to:
For more information on GPS Day go to the March 5th posting concerning GPS day.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- LightSquared's plan to become a fifth major nationwide wireless carrier hit a major snag this week, after government regulators said they would continue to bar the company from launching its network.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration said late Tuesday that LightSquared's network could interfere with GPS signals, despite LightSquared's proposed engineering solutions. That interference has the potential to be extremely dangerous: In addition to powering consumer navigation devices, GPS is used by the military and the aviation industry to guide airplanes and missiles.
As a result of NTIA's decision, the Federal Communications Commission revoked a waiver that would have allowed LightSquared to turn on its network. The FCC on Wednesday plans to issue a public proposal that would bar LightSquared from launching its service "indefinitely.
Looks like we have a little breathing room here. Congress put legislation in the Defense Authorization Act that was just passed preventing the FCC from lifting restrictions and granting further permissions to Lightsquared until the interference issue has been resolved to the satisfaction to a number of congressional committees and the DOD. Lightsquared could go broke before that happens.
Sprint gave Lightsquared a 30 day extension to get the FCC approval needed. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-06/sprint-puts-investment-in-lightsquared-on-hold-hesse-says.html