Accession Number : ADA186656

Title :   The Defense Mapping Agency Into the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Goines, Joe, Jr

PDF Url : ADA186656

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The rapid growth of technology and its impact upon weapon systems developed and deployed into the 21 st century is a key issue for armed forces planners. Similarly, Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) planners must also be concerned. The Agency currently provides comprehensive Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy (MC&G) support for all major branches of the armed forces. If DMA is to maintain its role as the unique provider of MC&G support into the 21st century, capability development decisions must be made now. Presently, in the weapon systems and MC&G communities, much emphasis is being placed upon exotic high technology weapons and their MC&G requirements. This paper attempts to place in perspective the glamorous offerings of technology and the developing trends in conventional warfare that will probably lead to a continued requirement for the agency's conventional MC&G data base products well into the 21st century.

Descriptors :   *MAPPING, DECISION MAKING, GROWTH(GENERAL), HIGH RATE, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY PLANNING, DATA BASES

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE