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GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) IN MILITARY OPERATIONS
GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) IN MILITARY OPERATIONS

Author(s): Ciprian Tudor
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Welfare systems, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: GIS; geospatial; imagery; remote sensing; intelligence; military operations; terrain analysis;
Summary/Abstract: The way in which the military plans, functions and operates has been revolutionized by the usage of GIS applications in military operations. From home security to operations around the globe, military depends on reliable, accurate spatial mapping and tools. Military forces use GIS in a variety of applications including cartography, intelligence,terrain analysis, battlefield management, remote sensing, military installation, management and monitoring of possible terrorist activity. The concept of Command, Control,Communication and Coordination in military operations is largely dependent on the availability of accurate, spatial information in order to take quick decisions for operational orders. In the present digital era, GIS is an excellent tool for military commanders in operations.