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GEOSPATIAL SUPPORT ARCHITECTURE FOR THE ROMANIAN ARMED FORCES
GEOSPATIAL SUPPORT ARCHITECTURE FOR THE ROMANIAN ARMED FORCES

Author(s): Dan Pomîrleanu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Geopolitics
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: geospatial; enterprise; technology; information; architecture;
Summary/Abstract: The technological advance witnessed in the last decades, the widening of the threats spectrum against national security as well as the development of unconventional means of operations ask to redefine some processes to support the availability of information in short time where is needed. Privileged beneficiary of the technical evolutions in areas like sensors, analysis methods, automated processing and communication, the geo spatial domain has the potential to significantly contribute to the best decision making for a large variety of missions. In this article a geospatial support architecture for the Romanian Armed Forces,adapted to the new realities, is proposed. Thus, in the first part of the paper, the factors that influence the geospatial support are analyzed. Then, a method to describe the geospatial support architecture is setup. Finally, based on a holistic framework for enterprise architectures documented in academic literature, the eight perspectives of the geospatial support architecture are presented.