The AGILE LBS Definition activities focus on segmenting the LBS market into consistent Applications Groups (together with their link with GNSS and Galileo). The current models of service provision of these groups are assessed, and an action plan and recommendations elaborated to achieve successful take-off of EGNOS/Galileo in the LBS sector. All LBS applications are surveyed, but in order to focus efforts and resources, the task concentrates on mass-market applications that exhibit the greatest potential for revenue growth and/or social benefit through the use of EGNOS and Galileo; that is, applications that stand to benefit the most from improved accuracy, global coverage and a ‘guaranteed’ quality of service.
Business and Market Analysis focus on the applications identified during LBS Definition as being the most relevant for the use of EGNOS & Galileo. The detailed business analysis consists of a review of market studies on the LBS sector, establishing an estimation of the market dimension for the near future and ensuring that business cases further proposed are in line with real market expectations. Business models for the identified application groups are designed, and business case analysis performed, considering financial, technical and social aspects. This results in an identification of possible risks, costs and benefits along the value chain.
The AGILE LBS GI activity performs a general assessment of the GI market both for public and private sector organisations, with special focus on products and services targeted at the commercial LBS market. In a second step, concentration lays on the analysis of requirements for GI for each of the applications identified. A compliance matrix between what GI is currently available and the requirements of the LBS market is generated. Further, during this activity the GI legislation and regulatory environment in relation to using both private and public sector data for LBS applications is reviewed. Additionally, the option of creating a “quality assurance stamp” for GI datasets, in order to accommodate the introduction of certification of LBS applications is reviewed.
The regulatory activities address two main work principles, these being work in a stand-alone manner based on a pre-defined set of critical legal aspects support market and technical activities providing comments and recommendations based on related legal aspects. Further, a task is to provide a definition of the service agreement relations between the GOC and service providers for the selected applications. This study also looks at the relationship of the Galileo management with stakeholder institutions within Europe and around the world.
Activities on the integrity focus on a paper-based analysis of a concept study for an ‘Integrity Server’ capable of providing integrity information to a commercial client of an A-GNSS server.