Defense Mapping Agency's Role in the Army of the Future
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Defense Mapping Agencys DMA support for the U.S. Army has been mostly in the form of paper maps or charts. The evolution of Mapping Charting Geodesy MCG products into the digital world of computers has increased the applicability of MCG products multifold. The U.S. Armys use of DMAs digital products has fallen behind that of the other services. This study investigates the role of topographic support and topographic requirements for the U.S. Army from present applications through the future Army 21. In doing this exploration, concomitant roles of DMAs support are reviewed. An analysis of the Armys digital requirements and DMAs ability to fulfill those requirements is made. Products presently in development to prepare the Army for the future are described. Conclusions are drawn whether DMA can support the requirements of their role in the Army of the Future. Keywords Digital maps, Army operations.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics