LightSquared Files with FCC: GPS Industry’s Failure to Comply With Department of Defense and International Standards for GPS Receivers Cause of Interference
So, I’ve been thinking lately about how the land surveying industry has not demanded and been stewards for improvements, necessary and long overdue improvements, in various aspects of the resources and technologies we use as a profession.
This lack of improvement and stewardship in areas like: land records, business practices, location technology and software packages, are just a few examples of where we have not asked enough, nor done enough. In some areas, like land records, there has not been enough improvements to the systems by the governmental agencies overseeing these records.
In other areas, like GPS, there has been great strides and improvements in the technology available, improvements to the way land surveyors work, and is a technology that has brought great improvements to society as a whole.