On Target - The Digital Topographic Revolution
Scientific paper 3-5 Mar 1992,
ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA
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The Field Support Office FSO was established by the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center TEC formerly the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories in May 1990. Its mission is to develop programs and coordinate TEC activities related to the direct support of Army topographic engineer units and other field organizations and activities requiring topographic support. This action was directly related to recent efforts by Army topographic engineers and terrain analysts to automate their production techniques and capabilities -- a trend, otherwise known as the Digital Topographic Revolution. During 31 July to 2 August 1990, the FSO hosted a technical exchange meeting with key personnel from worldwide topographic engineer field units in attendance. When word arrived on 2 August that Iraq had attacked Kuwait, the key players on the Army topo team were already assembled and able to begin development of a plan to provide topographic support to any U. S. involvement in the Middle East. This paper highlights the efforts of TEC, its FSO personnel, and the Armys topographic engineer and terrain analysts in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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