'Father of GPS' awarded IEEE Medal of Honor

At the IEEE honors ceremony today [May 11] in San Francisco, Bradford Parkinson, a retired Air Force colonel who spent his life between maps and navigation systems, will be awarded the 2018 IEEE Medal of Honor,.
May 16, 2018, 11am PDT | PabloValerio | @pabl0valerio
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Next time you open Google Maps to find your way think about a former paperboy with a passion for maps who led the team that created the GPS.

At the IEEE honors ceremony today in San Francisco, Bradford Parkinson, a retired Air Force colonel who spent his life between maps and navigation systems, will be awarded the 2018 IEEE Medal of Honor, “For fundamental contributions to and leadership in developing the design and driving the early applications of the Global Positioning System.”

The current Global Positioning System (GPS) did not exist until 1995, just 22 years ago, and the engineer who led the project for the US Department of Defense (DOD) was Mr. Parkinson.
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Published on Friday, May 11, 2018 in Iot Times
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