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US Army to establish standard for geospatial data storage

US: The US Army in collaboration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and US Marine Corps (USMC) is working to establish the Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model (GGDM) as the ground-warfighter National System for Geospatial-Intelligence standard.

The Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model (GGDM) will serve as one of the core components of the Army Geospatial Enterprise, the Army said. The purpose of the effort is to reduce stovepipes, lower costs, simplify acquisition and accelerate transition of technology as part of a standard and shareable geospatial foundation.

To facilitate the effort, the Army will establish a roadmap for transitioning its ground-warfighter systems and geospatial data to the GGDM. The Army Geospatial Center”s geospatial datasets, the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) and other Army and Marine Corps systems that use geospatial feature data, will be moved to the data model.

Future versions of the GGDM might include additional ground forces enterprise content, such as high-resolution urban information, additional aeronautical information, modeling and simulation, tactical information and updates based on common geospatial data requirements across ground forces components, the Army said.

Source: Defense Systems