Installation GI&S in the USAF: A Retrospective
Authors: Brian Cullis, Brian Cullis, Richard Updike
Fifteen years ago, the Air Force committed to investing in geospatial information resources in new ways to secure new mission outcomes. Since then, massive changes have occurred in the USAF and DoD cultures, to include notable decreases in operating budgets and manpower, with equally aggressive increases in GI&S capabilities. This paper will look back on the challenges Esri and the Air Force initially faced and how the USAF GeoBase has adapted to remain relevant and integral to the mission.