Terrain Information Extraction System Support to Planning
ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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Knowledge of the terrain is essential to the planning of military operations. Increasingly terrain data is needed in digital form for used in automated analyses and mission rehearsalsimulation. Although the Defense Mapping Agency generates such data, there are gaps in the coverage and the data soon becomes outdated. Consequently, the Army is developing a Terrain Information Extraction System TIES to supplement DMA production. This paper describes the TIES, an all digital photogrammetric system for extracting terrain data from recent imagery. The configuration and functions of the system are enumerated. Plans for future improvements to the system are reported and how it could be used in supporting crisis operations is delineated.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Military Intelligence