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Today's geospatial information systems are standalone capabilities, and existing C4ISR systems contain very limited geospatial capabilities that are disconnected from emerging net-centric geospatial technologies and geospatial databases. Future battle command and ISR services (i.e., Future Combat System, Distributed Common Ground System-Army) require timely, relevant, and accurate terrain situational awareness. A Joint-Geospatial Enterprise Service capability is required to enable a dynamic, tailorable Common Operational Picture, Situation Awareness, and decision aids.
The JGES-APP will establish an initial J-GES architecture to enable critical development of geospatial services and provide an early transition of emerging technologies and net-centric C4ISR geospatial services; partner with industry to enhance commercial GIS technology to support complex J-GES needs; and collaborate with emerging Joint network architectures and C4ISR services (including emerging Army tactical C4ISR net-centric architectures [e.g., NCES, DCGS-A]).
This paper will discuss the JGES-APP requirements and how ESRI technology is being leveraged to meet these requirements.