ESRI, providers of GIS software have announced the availability of ArcGIS 9 Military Analyst. ArcGIS Military Analyst maximizes the use of the standard suite of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) data products by allowing direct use and rendering of NGA’s vector and raster products, line of sight assessments, Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) conversion, and Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) analysis. This extension also includes the Military Overlay Editor (MOLE), which supports MIL-STD 2525B and custom war fighting symbologies. In addition, MOLE includes a complete ArcObjects software-based application program interface for using MOLE with ArcGIS custom applications built with ArcGIS Engine.
Enhanced tools, such as the Raster Map tool, the Vector Map tool, the DTED tool, and the Terrain tools are now based on ArcGIS catalogs. These catalogs can be personal geodatabases or ArcSDE enterprise databases. These new tools now allow users to fully implement entire raster product format, vector product format, and DTED collections seamlessly within their ArcGIS environment. New tools in ArcGIS Military Analyst include:
· Geodesy Calculator
· Geodesy tool
· Range Ring tool
· Batch coordinate converter