One of the questions is regarding the BeiDou system, the Chinese satellite navigational system, has frequencies that are very close to the Galileo system. This will not be a problem since there is too much money invested in both systems. The governing parties will come up with a compromise in one of those 11th hour pretend heroic meetings. It is still interesting. What if systems shared frequencies? Or what if there was a global system? When Galileo and BeiDou get going there will be over 100 navigational satellites orbiting our little blue marble.
GISCI Announces New Member Organization
GLIS has become a Member Organization. I do not have my GISP, but I am working on it. There are plenty of arguments for and against it that I will not go into here. One of the things I like about the GISCI is that it is made up of several organizations. You do not see that often in professional certifications. Usually there is one managing organization that everybody certifies with. Having it made of multiple associations you get a broader view of how the industry, how the professionals, are currently operating. I do not know how the associations interact with each other on this. I recall reading that there were appointed members who represent the associations. i would be really interested in hearing how it formed and how it is currently administrated.