A GeoSpatial Approach to Air Force Community Planning
Authors: Daniel Michalec
The built environment of an AFB is complex. Between unique missions, funding concerns, and changing guidance, AF community planners have increasingly difficult tasks. Previous approaches required integrating data sets in a variety of formats (spatial and non-spatial) before any planning could be accomplished. AFMC set out to change this by unifying disparate data on a common geographic framework. This approach coupled the existing GIS with legacy data to intelligently plan an AFB’s environment.