Accession Number : ADA188165

Title :   The Evolution of Tactical Terrain Data (TTD).

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Messmore, Jeffrey A ; Dubishar, William C

PDF Url : ADA188165

Report Date : 16 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : In 1984, the Army completed a comprehensive study of the known and anticipated digital terrain data requirements of approximately 75 systems/applications. The Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) recognized this digital topographic data requirement in 1985 and indicated that production against this requirement could begin in the early 1990s, once their MK90 Production System was in place. Since its recognition as an Army requirement, TTD has been the subject of Air Force representatives. In Jul 1986, DMA organized a Joint DOD TTD Working Group to serve as a forum to further refine the overall design and characteristics of TTD to better support the multiplicity of intended uses by joint land combat forces in the future. The Army is actively participating in this working group which is addressing data content, format, media, and other related TDD issues. A prototype TTD specification has been defined and DMA is in the process of producing a 15' x 15'; cell that will be completed by the end of this calendar year. This prototype cell will be distributed to DOD, industry, and universities for evaluation. User documentation and a plan for evaluation of the prototype are currently being prepared.

Descriptors :   *TERRAIN, *DIGITAL MAPS, AIR FORCE, ARMY, CELLS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LAND WARFARE, PRODUCTION, PROTOTYPES, REQUIREMENTS, TOPOGRAPHY, STANDARDS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE