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Second Circular

Annapolis, MD
November 2-5, 1998

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General Workshop Information
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, through the Crustal Dynamics Data Information (CDDIS), an IGS Global Data Center, in conjunction with the IGS Central Bureau, will host the IGS Network Systems Workshop for three and one half days on November 2-5, 1998 in Annapolis, MD. A first circular for this workshop was issued in early July and can be viewed on this workshop web site.

The IGS has been an operational service for nearly five years, providing GPS data and products from a globally distributed network of high precision GPS receivers. Since its inception, the IGS has not sponsored a workshop of this type, focusing on the network and infrastructure issues and how future plans for the IGS affect these components. This workshop will provide a venue for the various network components of the IGS to meet and discuss our current configurations, problems and their resolutions, how to incorporate the many future requirements into our existing infrastructure, and what new technologies are available that we should take advantage of.

Attendees are encouraged to bring poster paper presentations.

Attendees from the U.S. are reminded that November 3 is election day. Don't forget to submit your absentee ballots!

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  • Ruth Neilan, IGS Central Bureau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • Carey Noll, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD

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Program Committee

  • IGS Infrastructure Committee
    • Yehuda Bock, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
    • Steve Fisher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/UNAVCO, Boulder, CO
    • Werner Gurtner, Astronomical Institute of Berne, Switzerland
    • Jan Kouba, Natural Resources Canada
    • Ulf Lindqwister, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
    • Chuck Meertens, University NAVSTAR Consortium, Boulder, CO
    • Ruth Neilan, IGS Central Bureau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
    • Carey Noll, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
  • Ludwig Combrinck, Hartebeestoek Radio Observatory, South Africa
  • Loic Daniel, Institute Geographic National, France
  • Yuki Hatanaka, Geographical Survey Institute, Japan
  • Martin Hendy, Australian Survey and Land Information Group, Australia
  • Jan Johansson, Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden
  • Hans Peter Plag, Geodetic Institute, Norwegian Mapping Authority, Honefoss, Norway
  • Jim Ray, U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C.
  • Wolfgang Schlueter, Bundesamt fuer Kartographie und Geodaisie, Germany
  • Tim Springer, Astronomical Institute of Berne, Switzerland
  • James Zumberge, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

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Local Organizers

  • Carey Noll, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
  • Kelly Whetzel, Westover Consultants, Greenbelt, MD

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Preliminary Agenda
The agenda can be found on a separate page of this web site.

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Workshop Venue
The workshop will be held in the Governor Calvert House, one of the Historic Inns of Annapolis. The Historic Inns, a series of three hotels in downtown Annapolis, will also provide lodging for the attendees of the workshop. Airport and transportation information can be found on the web site.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Attendees should make their own reservations with the hotel, stating they are with the IGS Network Systems Workshop. To be guaranteed a room at this hotel, attendees MUST MAKE A RESERVATION BY OCTOBER 5, 1998. The rate for a single room for workshop participants is $96 (U.S., tax included); the double room rate is $116 (U.S., tax included). All room requests will be filled on a first come first served basis and based on space availability. If needed, accommodations at the other hotels listed below can be made. The Annapolis Holiday Inn and the Wyndham Gardens Hotel are not within walking distance of the workshop venue; shuttle service, however, is available to downtown Annapolis.

Historic Inns of Annapolis
Phone: 800-847-8882 (room reservations only)

Annapolis Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center
Phone: 410-224-3150
(Shuttle service available to downtown, near workshop)

Wyndham Garden Hotel
Phone: 410-266-3131
(Shuttle service available to downtown, near workshop)

Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Phone: 410-268-7555
(walking distance from workshop)

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Registration Information
A registration fee of $75 (U.S.) will be charged and is payable at the workshop on-site registration (November 2). An updated reservation form is available on the web site (see below). Attendees are strongly encouraged to complete this registration form by October 19, 1998.

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Informal receptions will be held at the workshop venue on Monday and Tuesday. A banquet will be held on Wednesday evening. A tour of the Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory (GGAO) is scheduled for Thursday evening.

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Further Information
This web site has been developed to provide the latest information about the IGS Network Systems Workshop. This site also provides registration and hotel information. PDF versions of the first and second circulars are available; an HTML version of first circular is also available.

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For further information contact: Carey Noll, CDDIS Manager, NASA GSFC
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