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Report  | December 2013

The Economic Benefits of the Global Navigation Satellite System and its Commercial and Non-Commercial Applications

By Nam D. Pham, Ph.D.

The applications of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) are rapidly increasing across sectors. As an innovative industry, the GNSS industry directly affects economic activities and economic growth worldwide. During the past several decades, GNSS technology has transformed American businesses and lifestyles with innovative products and services across industries. GNSS applications have improved business operations and best practices in a range of industries from farming, construction, transportation, and aerospace. In addition to creating efficiencies and reducing operating costs, the adoption of GNSS technology has improved safety, environmental quality, and has delivered many other benefits.