Matt Higgins


Matt is Internationally recognised as an expert in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS); including the USA’s Global Positioning System (GPS). Matt has 35 years experience in GNSS and Land Surveying covering research and development, technical implementation, policy and business development. He is also a Registered Cadastral Surveyor and an Honorary Fellow of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia.

From 2007 to 2010, Matt was a Vice President of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and was made an Honorary Member of FIG in 2012. Matt is also a past member of UN mandated International Committee on GNSS where he Co-Chaired the Working Group D on Reference Frame, Timing and Applications. Since 2008, Matt has been the President of the Australian based International GNSS Society (IGNSS).

Matt is also a past member of the Editorial Advisory Board of GPS World Magazine and in 2008, that magazine named him among the 50+ leaders to watch in GNSS business. From 2011 to 2017 Matt was an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. In May 2013, he was appointed by the NASA Administrator to the Space-based Position, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board; a US Presidential Committee that advises US Government on issues about PNT, including GPS.

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