Development of Analytical Plug-ins for ENSITE: Version 1.0
ERDC-CERL CHAMPAIGN United States
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To sustain itself as the worlds premier land power, the U.S. Army needs the capability to support expeditionary forces by projecting a minimal basing footprint with reduced logistical burdens. Strategically sited contingency bases CBs allow the Armys expeditionary forces to rapidly respond throughout a joint area of operations. To help with this goal, the Army is funding work in the Engineer Site Identification for the Tactical Environment ENSITE program, which is dedicated to empowering military planners with the data and knowledge to site CB locations. ENSITEs core-software platform builds upon leading geospatial platforms already in use by the Army and is designed to offer an easy-to-use, customized set of workflows for CB planners. Within this platform are added software components plug-ins that add specific and powerful functionality and features for analyses, while minimizing the programs complexity to the end user. This report provides a snapshot of the ENSITE plug-in development process. Completed midway in the four-year ENSITE research effort, this report provides an overview of the initial process of developing 10 plug-ins and reflects on the way for-ward for the plug-in development process.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies