Monday, July 28, 2014

DoD to Use Open Source Mapping for Humanitarian Crisis Response Missions

In response to its increasing involvement in humanitarian crisis response missions around the world, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been looking for a way to better integrate its information gathering capabilities with those of a nation in need. According to recent reports coming out of DoD and others, an open source web-based mapping program which allows multiple sources to simultaneously contribute their awareness data is the answer to the problem. Link below tells the story of GeoSHAPE:

(DoD News Release, July 24, 2014)

Comment: Great concept!  In fact it reminds me a lot of one of my favorite pieces of software: GeoMOOSE. For more see:

(EPC Updates, June 27, 2013)

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