Commanding Map

Fox, Wesley
June 2011
Armada International;Jun/Jul2011, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p36
The article features Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that merge maps, imagery and real-time information for military operational requirements. It notes that the creation in 2004 of the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) out of its National Imagery and Mapping Agency and the cooperation of over 120 countries is said to reflect the evolution from geography to geo-located information of military interest (GeoINT). It talks about the role of Microsoft and Google, the C4ISR unified framework, and standardisation and interoperability.


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