About Us

The business and technology of global positioning, navigation and timing (PNT)

GPS World, the magazine, has covered the global positioning industry since 1989. Our website, gpsworld.com, began providing that same coverage in 1998, with news as it happens.

GPS World’s Navigate! Weekly e-newsletter first appeared in 2007, providing news conveniently delivered to your inbox.

The Digital Edition, electronically reproducing the full print issue, launched in mid-2005. Complete, convenient (browser-based, with no fat files or mandatory downloads), interactive (live, zoomable, thumbable, with immediate clickthrough to advertisers’ and other referenced sites), and portable — download it to your computer for offline reading and archiving. We introduced Apple and Android apps in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

GPS World’s market-segmented microsites are the freshest out-of-the-box tools for professionals in every tech field that uses or seeks to use global positioning, navigation, and timing. Use the tabs at the top of this page to access these highly targeted, highly accurate source materials.

We’re more than a magazine. We are an information dissemination system. And we’re not done yet.

For continuous innovation in delivery of the freshest, most comprehensive GPS/GNSS-related news to high-level corporate managers, project and engineering managers, product designers, researchers and system developers — all of whom rely on GPS World when making purchase decisions in a $5.8 billion market — just watch this space.

A note about our name

This is GPS World. But the magazine has never limited itself to coverage of the U.S. Global Positioning System. We have also chronicled the development of GLONASS and Galileo, WAAS, LAAS, NDGPS, EGNOS, private correction services, MSAS, QZSS, Beidou, GAGAN and GRAS.

In addition to this business of global navigation satellite systems, we examine many fellow travelers, the technologies that GPS has taken along for the ride in its efforts to achieve greater accuracy, availability, integrity and robustness. We’re talking inertial sensors, LORAN-C, lasers, lidar, electronic compasses, cellular signal positioning, video signal positioning, odometers, wheel speed sensors, ultra wideband, RFID, Bluetooth, DSRC and more.

These draw our interest because GPS — as a concept now, not just a physical manifestation — has spread relentlessly, inexorably across the landscape, the seas, into air space, into outer space. It has dived deep into integration with these technologies, driven by designers and engineers crafting new solutions for challenging problems in the marketplace.

Wherever it goes, we follow. That’s because we all need some understanding of, or at least familiarity with, integration issues to follow GPS/GNSS in its ever-widening sphere of influence.

And because our fold increases daily, GPS World readers now come from all high-tech sectors, as other industries realize they can benefit from high-accuracy position and timing. Thanks to our Digital Edition, all qualified readers can now get GPS World.

We’re global. We’re about position. And we study systems. We’re not only GPS. We’re more.

Editorial Staff

Mailing address for the editorial staff:

ncm_logoNorth Coast Media
1360 East 9th Street
Suite 1070
Cleveland, OH 44114

cameron_alanAlan Cameron
Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
editor@gpsworld.com | @gpseditor

Alan Cameron is editor-in-chief and publisher of GPS World magazine, where he has worked since 2000. He also writes the monthly GNSS Design & Test newsletter and the Wide Awake blog.

cozzens_tracy_130Tracy Cozzens
Managing Editor

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

harms_joelle_130Joelle Harms
Digital Media Manager
jharms@northcoastmedia.net | @joelleharms

Joelle Harms is the digital media manager for GPS World. Harms completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and creative writing specialization from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She specifically creates content for GPS World and Geospatial Solutions digital properties including newsletters, videos, social media and websites.

a_barwacz_120x150Allison Barwacz
Senior Digital Media Content Producer

Allison Barwacz is the digital media content producer for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM’s Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants & Equipment magazines. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

Contributing Editors

Richard_Langley_130Richard Langley
Innovation column editor
lang@unb.ca | 506-453-4698 | fax: 506-453-4943

Professor Langley has worked extensively with the Global Positioning System. He has been active in the development of GPS error models since the early 1980s and is a co-author of the venerable “Guide to GPS Positioning” and a columnist and contributing editor of GPS World magazine. His research team is currently working on a number of GPS-related projects, including the study of atmospheric effects on wide-area augmentation systems, the adaptation of techniques for spaceborne GPS, and the development of GPS-based systems for machine control and deformation monitoring. Professor Langley is a collaborator in UNB’s Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network project and is the principal investigator for the GPS instrument on the Canadian CASSIOPE research satellite now in orbit.

Tim ReynoldsTim Reynolds
European GNSS news

Tim Reynolds is director of Inta Communication Ltd. and a long-term Brussels observer writing on many aspects of European government policy and implementation for a range of clients and publications. He is the contributing editor for GPS World’s new quarterly e-newsletter, EAGER: the European GNSS and Earth Observation Report.
Tony_Murfin_130Tony Murfin
Professional OEM (original equipment manufacturer) + UAV e-newsletter
Tony Murfin is managing consultant for GNSS Aerospace LLC, Florida. Murfin provides business development consulting services to companies involved in GNSS products and markets, and writes for GPS World as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) contributing editor. Previously, Murfin worked for NovAtel Inc. in Calgary, Canada, as vice president of Business Development; for CMC Electronics in Montreal, Canada, as business development manager, product manager, software manger and software engineer; for CAE in Montreal as simulation software engineer; and for BAe in Warton, U.K., as senior avionics engineer.

Murfin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the U.K., and is a U.K. Chartered Engineer (CEng MIET).

Tim BurchTim Burch
Survey Scene e-newsletter
Tim Burch, GPS World’s co-contributing editor for survey, is director of Surveying at SPACECO Inc. in Rosemont, Illinois. He has been working as a professional land surveyor since 1985, and is the secretary, Board of Directors, National Society of Professional Surveyors.

David B. ZilkoskiDavid B. Zilkoski
Survey Scene e-newsletter
David B. Zilkoski has worked in the fields of geodesy and surveying for more than 40 years. He was employed by National Geodetic Survey (NGS) from 1974 to 2009. He served as NGS director from October 2005 to January 2009. Now retired from government service, as a consultant he provides technical guidance on GNSS surveys; computes crustal movement rates using GPS and leveling data; and leads training sessions on guidelines for estimating GPS-derived heights, procedures for performing leveling network adjustments, the use of ArcGIS for analyses of adjustment data and results, and the proper procedures to follow when estimating crustal movement rates using geodetic leveling data.

William TewelowWilliam Tewelow
Defense PNT + Geointelligence e-newsletter
William Tewelow is a former intelligence specialist with the U.S. Navy. He also served a special assignment at the U.S. Department of Transportation and is currently a manager with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration



GPS World Editorial Advisory Board

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Vidal Ashkenazi | Nottingham Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom
Sally Basker | General Lighthouse Authorities, United Kingdom & Ireland
Alison K. Brown | NAVSYS Corporation, United States
Pascal Campagne | France Developpement Conseil, France
Ismael Colomina | Institut de Geomàtica, Spain
Jordi Corbera | Spanish Institute of Navigation, Spain
Clem Driscoll | C.J. Driscoll & Associates, United States
Børje Forssell | Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Alain Geiger | Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Switzerland
Art Gower | Lockheed Martin, United States
Jörg Hahn | European Space Agency, The Netherlands
Michael Healy | Astrium Limited, United Kingdom
Günter Hein | University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
Larry D. Hothem | U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Len Jacobson | Global Systems & Marketing, United States
William J. Klepczynsk | Institute for Defense Analyses, United States
Gérard Lachapelle | The University of Calgary, Canada
Jingnan Liu | National Research Center for Satellite Systems, China
Terence J. McGurn | Consultant, United States
Jules G. McNeff | Overlook Systems Technologies, United States
James Miller | NASA, United States
Terry Moore | University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ruth Neilan | Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Bradford W. Parkinson | Stanford University, United States
Ivan G. Petrovski | iP Solutions, Japan
Mario Proietti | TechnoCom Corporation, United States
Jayanta Ray | Accord Software and Systems, India
Martin U. Ripple | ÜberDash Pty Ltd, Australia
Michael E. Shaw | Lockheed Martin Space Systems, United States
Jac Spaans
 | European Group of Institutes of Navigation, Netherlands
Thomas Stansell Jr. | Stansell Consulting, United States
F. Michael Swiek | U.S. GPS Industry Council, United States
Greg Turetzky | Intel, United States
David Turner | Department of State, United States
Frantisek Vejrazka | Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Akio Yasuda | Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology, Japan

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