About | Contact | SUBMIT PRESS | Advertise | FAQ
Newsletters | Twitter |
HomeNewsArticlesExpertsDataJobsEDULBSEVENTSDIRBLOGSocialGeoJobs
Software | Webmaps | Submit Press | Utilities | Geo BIZ | iOS | Social Media | LBS | Webinars | LiDAR | Cloud  
advertisement

Top Geo News
Put Your News here! 
 


Russia and NATO Canada take to Twitter to redraw Russia / Ukraine Boundaries on a Map

Got news? TELL US...
submit press to GISuser

Social Connect




GISuser Sponsor


Recent Site Additions
GISuser Sponsor

GISuser Videos


See also SpatialVideos Youtube

GISuser Sponsor


Home arrow News arrow Business arrow GIS technology positions defence forces to fight off same map     

HOT JOB
post a GIS job * THE NEW GEOJOBS.BIZ!!! *  NEW CAREERS at Esri
See THOUSANDS of jobs on GeoJobs.Biz
Submit News/tips to press @gisuser.com
GIS technology positions defence forces to fight off same map PDF Print E-mail
Written by glenn   
02 November 2012


The Department of Defence’s silver bullet for seamlessly uniting joint taskforce operations lies in a technology they already widely use, according to a leading Geographic Information System (GIS) specialist.

Speaking from the Department of Defence’s Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne today, Esri Australia Defence specialist David Eastman said the integration of the Australian Defence Forces’ (ADF) existing GIS technology platforms would create a ‘single point of truth’ for operational information across the Army, Navy and Air Force.

“ADF joint task forces contend with a broad range of data streams, including environmental, intelligence, command and control, logistics and personnel information,” Mr Eastman said.

“To ensure joint operations run efficiently and effectively, it’s critical that all personnel across the Force – from troops in the field to senior leaders in the headquarters – can share and view the same information, in real time.

“An enterprise GIS approach can provide this capability by seamlessly linking information from the various Forces’ multiple systems and platforms, to create a ‘single point of truth’.

“The ADF already has an advanced GIS capability, which it has been developing for more than a decade – but what is required now is an integration strategy for its information, to realise the vision of a seamless joint force.”

A former infantryman and now Royal Australian Signals Corps reservist officer, Mr Eastman said GIS technology is the silver bullet for establishing a seamless Force because it takes advantage of the shared geographical elements in all operational data.

“Through leveraging geography, GIS technology provides a common ground to manage joint operations,” Mr Eastman said.

“By aggregating and visually representing layers of information in a geographic context, the technology enables users to navigate through the maze of seemingly disparate, unrelated data to clearly identify correlations and relationships that exist.

“Specialist operational knowledge can therefore be shared across organisational and functional boundaries– and not confined to silos – which means everyone is effectively fighting off the same map.

“The result is greater situational awareness, quicker analysis, more robust planning and, ultimately, superior decision making – which can save lives, time and resources.”

Mr Eastman said GIS technology could also help deliver much-needed productivity gains as the ADF deals with budget cuts of $5 billion over the next four years.

“With the Federal Government enforcing these enormous budget cuts, an enterprise approach to GIS technology makes a viable, cost-effective solution,” Mr Eastman said.

“Using GIS to establish a common information source eliminates duplication in the production, dissemination and processing of data across the Forces – which ultimately means the Department can do more with less in terms of their budgets.”

The Land Warfare Conference is a major national event that brings together senior Defence personnel, academics and technology specialists to discuss the future direction of the field.

 

 
< Prev   Next >

 Did you enjoy this article/news and want to stay informed? 
Click to subscribe to the 2X A Week GISuser Today E-Newsletter


Submit Your GIS/Geo News/PR


blog comments powered by Disqus
Geo EDU Tip
To GISP or Not? What Does It Mean To You? 
HOT Devices
Video - Trimble Positions and the Geo Explorer 6000 XH
Social Media Tips
10 Map Services Your Business MUST Be Listed in
 
Featured Events
  • FOSS4G 2014 - Put on by OSGeo, FOSS4G is the international gathering of open source and geospatial tribes. Join us in Portland, Oregon, USA, Sept 8th-12th
  • Trimble Dimmensions - Trimble Dimensions User Conference is the premier event of the year for professionals wishing to stay on top of the most current information on a wide range of technologies. This educational, networking and hands-on training conference provides insight into how you can achieve greater success in your workplace. Nov 3-5, Las Vegas, NV.
  • InterGeo 2014 - INTERGEO is the world's leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. With over half a million event website users and over 16,000 visitors from 92 countries at INTERGEO itself, it is one of the key platforms for industry dialogue around the world - Oct 7-9, 2014, Berlin

 List Your Event Here 

THE GISuser Newsletter

See Recent edition
newsletter

subscribe GISuser

We won't share your address!
Sponsor


Popular Stuff!


GISuser Site Sponsor


Partner Sites

lidar news
lbszone.com

amerisurv

symbianone

geojobs Geo jobs

geoLearn

A Spatial Media LLC property



Spatial Media, LLC ©2003 - 2013 All rights reserved / Privacy Statement