State-of-the-Art Terrain Analysis Capabilities for Today's Army
ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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Army terrain teams are required to produce a wide range of tactical products to support combat operations. Computer based systems make it possible to rapidly produce tactical products that previously could only be produced manually. The use of advanced software and hardware also adds a whole new range of analysis products and functions to the terrain analysts repertoire. By integrating geographic information systems GIS, image processing and data base management software together with scanning and communication technologies, the terrain analyst can pull existing data from appropriate sources, analyze the data to create products, enhance andor create data as required, and push products and data back across the battlefield to other DoD systems. The Digital Topographic Support SystemQuick Response Multicolor Printer DTSSQRMP will provide quick and accurate tactical terrain analyses and digital topographic products in support of mission planning, decision making and combat operations that will greatly enhance the effectiveness of the Army in meeting its combat mission.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography