Military Digging Permit Process Goes Geospatial
Track: Defense and Intelligence
Author(s): Marilyn O. Ruiz, Gary Smith, Ram Sheeri, Dawn A. Morrison
The request for a permit for excavation is a common occurrence at military installations. Military training maneuvers require trenches and tank traps, while cantonment area activities include various construction projects. Requests are reviewed to avoid disturbing sensitive wildlife habitat, archaeological resources, and existing infrastructure and vegetation. In this project, an enterprise geospatial data repository for an army installation provided a common focus for improving the permit review process. The study went from an analysis of the dig permit business process to the creation of a distributed, interactive spatially enabled application based on ArcSDE, Oracle, and ArcIMS.
Marilyn O. Ruiz
P.O. Box 9005
Champaign, IL 61826-9005