Official IGS Citation Updated
December 13, 2018 • 3038 Views

In response to ever-growing applications for precise GNSS data as a public utility, the work of the IGS and its constituent elements continues to increase in relevance, especially as applications that essentially rely on IGS data and products expand both within and outside of the sciences.

As it enters its second quarter-century, the IGS is evolving into a truly multi-GNSS service. For 25 years, IGS data and products have been made openly available to all users for use without restriction, and continue to be offered free of cost or obligation. In turn, users are encouraged to participate within the is, or otherwise contribute to its advancement and to include a reference to the IGS in their citations

The IGS Governing Board recently updated the official citation for acknowledging IGS data, products, and other resources in scholarly publications. The new official citation is the IGS chapter in the 2017 Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

The IGS Central Bureau gratefully acknowledges the contributions of IGS Governing Board and Associate members in the drafting of this article, as well as to Geoscience Australia for financially supporting the authorship. Special thanks to the article’s authors, Governing Board Chairman Gary Johnston, as well as to Anna Riddell and Grant Hausler.

Johnston, G., Riddell, A., Hausler, G. (2017). The International GNSS Service. In Teunissen, Peter J.G., & Montenbruck, O. (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (1st ed., pp. 967-982). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42928-1

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