Inside GNSS

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Inside GNSS
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Editor and PublisherGlen G. Gibbons
CategoriesTrade, satellite navigation, GPS, GNSS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
FrequencyEvery other month (print) and daily (web)
Circulation(In order of number of subscribers) North America, European Union, East Asia, Russian Federation, South America, Middle East
PublisherGlen G. Gibbons
Elizabeth A. Schmidkunz
First issueJanuary 2006; 17 years ago (January 2006)
CompanyGibbons Media and Research LLC
CountryUnited States
Based inEugene, Oregon

Inside GNSS (IG) is an international controlled circulation trade magazine and website owned by Gibbons Media and Research LLC. It covers space-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technology for engineers, designers, and policy-makers of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). In the United States, GNSS is identified mainly with the government-operated Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS). is the complimentary website of online news, events, digital newsletters, and webinars, and archived magazine articles.


Inside GNSS began publication in January 2006; 17 years ago (January 2006), by Gibbons Media and Research LLC, a private company based in Eugene, Oregon USA, and owned by Glen G. Gibbons and Elizabeth A. Schmidkunz.[1][2]


The English-language print publication has a circulation of 30,000 qualified subscribers, of which 7,000 are outside the United States.[3]


The suite of publications includes:

  • Six print and six digital editions per year;
  • Online news, events, and archived magazine articles;
  • Twice-monthly digital newsletters and web seminars on technical topics.


The Inside GNSS editorial content has been heavily weighted towards issues of the four major GNSS operators: the United States (GPS), Russia (GLONASS), China (BeiDou), and the European Union (Galileo). Regional and augmentation systems, such as those developed by the United States: (WAAS, SBAS); Japan: (QZSS); and Europe: (EGNOS); as well as eLoran, the terrestrial radio-navigation system, are also covered.

As GNSS systems have developed and evolved, the magazine has covered the integration of GNSS with other PNT technologies to improve user equipment in places where satellite signals are hard to obtain, the implications for manufacturers and policy-makers as more satellite signals and new systems become available, and the political and legal problems, and opportunities that arise as location-based technology becomes increasingly accurate.

Inside GNSS was the first publication to cover several GNSS political decisions and controversies, and the first outside of scholarly publications to cover several GNSS technical milestones. The magazine presented the first stories about:

List of major articles by subject[edit]

subject articles
BeiDou (compass)
L5 Signal
Common GPS /
Galileo civil signal
Civil signal
patent dispute
Beidou signal
GPS origin dispute
United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs International Committee on GNSS (ICG)


The editor and publisher is Glen Gibbons, an Oregon journalist who has covered GNSS continuously since 1989, six years before the first U.S. satellite constellation was fully operational in 1995.[12] In 2003, he received the U.S. Institute of Navigation's Norman P. Hays award for inspiration and support contributing to the advancement of navigation.[13] He was the founding editor of GPS World, Galileo's World, and GPS World Newsletter.[14]

The magazine's Washington correspondent, Dee Ann Divis, received the Robert D.G. Lewis Watchdog Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Washington D.C. Pro Chapter (SPJDC) in 2012[15][16] for the extensive coverage of the LightSquared communications network, and the controversy over its interference with GPS signals during 2011 and 2012. Divis also won the SPJDC's Dateline Award for Washington Correspondent in both 2012 and 2013.[15][17] In 2009, Richard Fischer, a former Advanstar Communications vice-president and general manager joined Inside GNSS as Director of Business Development. Gwen Rhoads has served as the magazine's art director since 2006, and Peggie Kegel has been the magazine's circulation director since its founding.

In addition to Gibbons and Divis, the contributing editors are:

  • Günter Hein, head of Galileo and EGNOS Operations and Evolution for the European Space Agency, and a member of the European Commission's signal task force.
  • Mark Petovello, a professor of geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), and a member of the Position Location and Navigation research group.
  • European correspondent Peter Gutierrez, a senior reporter and editor based in Brussels, Belgium, who covers Europe's GNSS programmes.

The magazine has an international Editorial Advisory Council that includes several pioneer developers of GPS technology, including co-inventor of the Global Positioning System Bradford Parkinson, A.J. van Dierendonck, Tom Stansell, Phil Ward, and GPS policy developer Jules McNeff.


  1. ^ Christie, Tim (2006-03-30). "Magazine goes global: Journalist turns publisher to explore a technology that touches most of us". The Register-Guard. Eugene: Guard Publishing Co. Retrieved 2014-02-24 – via
  2. ^ "Former Aster / Advanstar executive launches Inside GNSS". Business Publisher. JK Publishing, Inc. 2006-04-17. Retrieved 2014-02-24 – via The Free Library.
  3. ^ "Inside GNSS". Akama open business directory. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  4. ^ Gibbons, G.; Fenton, P.; Garin, L.; Hatch, R.; Kawazoe, T.; Keegan, R.; Knight, J.; Kohli, S.; Rowitch, D.; Sheynblat, L.; Stratton, A.; Studenny, J.; Turetzky, G.; Weill, L. (September 2006). "BOC or MBOC?: The common GPS / Galileo civil signal design: A manufacturers dialog, part 2". Inside GNSS. 1 (6). Archived from the original on 2017-06-15. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  5. ^ "More perils for Galileo . . . and other GNSS dramas". Inside GNSS. 2 (2). March–April 2007. Archived from the original on 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  6. ^ Gibbons, G. (March–April 2007). "Public private perplexity: Negotiation woes for Galileo's public private partnership". Inside GNSS. 2 (2). Archived from the original on 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  7. ^ Chen, A.; De Lorenzo, D.; Gao, G.; Enge, P.; Lo, S. (July–August 2007). "GNSS over China: The Compass MEO satellite codes". Inside GNSS. 2 (5). Archived from the original on 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  8. ^ Divis, D. (2012-04-30). "Common GPS Galileo civil signal could go back on the table in patent dispute". Inside GNSS. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  9. ^ "ICG working group takes on issues". Inside GNSS. 1 (3). April 2006. Archived from the original on 2014-07-13. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  10. ^ Bartenev, V.; Kosenko, V.; Chebotarev, V. (April 2006). "Builders notes: Russian GLONASS at the stage of active implementation". Inside GNSS. 1 (3). Archived from the original on 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  11. ^ Falcone, M.; Stefano, B.; Breeuwer, E.; Hahn, J.; Spinelli, E.; Gonzalez, F.; López Risueño, G.; Giordano, P.; Swinden, R.; Galluzzo, G.; Hedquist, A. (March–April 2013). "Galileo on its own: First position fix". Inside GNSS. 8 (2). Archived from the original on 2014-06-26. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  12. ^ "Global Positioning System fully operational". www.NavCen.USCG.Gov. US Coast Guard Navigation Center. 1995-07-17. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  13. ^ "2003 Hays Award, presented to Mr. Glen Gibbons for service to the satellite navigation community through stewardship of GPS World magazine". The Institute of Navigation. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  14. ^ Cameron, Alan (2013-04-01). "Out in front: Galileo's World". GPS World. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  15. ^ a b "2012 Dateline Award winners". Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C., Professional Chapter. Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  16. ^ "Divis wins Watchdog Award". Connection Newspapers. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  17. ^ "Chapter honors journalism excellence, service to profession". Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C., Professional Chapter. Retrieved 2014-04-02.

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