Held throughout the last week by Estado-Maior of the Armed Forces (EMCFA), the 1st Seminar of the Military Cartography Commission (COMCARMIL) held discussions on the current and new horizons in the area. The attendees addressed issues such as the implementation of a joint mapping of defence and the expectations of the Armed Forces regarding the creation of an integrated and shared system in Brazil.
The Chief of the Geographical Service of the Army (DSG), General Silva Neto, emphasized the benefits in cartographic integration of the military forces, as improved strategic planning and actions of joint operations. “The advantage is to work in a coordinated and efficiently way, without redundancy”, said the general.
The expectation of the military is deploying a joint mapping of defence. For the special advisor of DSG, coronel Omar Antonio Lunardi, sharing the geospatial data is already held by most defence agencies in many countries. “With this, we could reduce costs and optimize operations of the military forces”, he said. Lunardi added that the cartographic integrations between sea, land and air are also used for civil defence actions and will support the major events.