Business Goals and Objectives
DGIWG´s goal is to ensure that member nations who support
a digitised battlespace geospatial environment are able to:
- Generate and/or acquire the geospatial data and services required
by defence users according to internationally endorsed standards
that will allow data exchange to be accomplished between national
- Provide geospatial data and services on-line from national agency
libraries/databases to national and international users, making
use of the operational networks which will be deployed, taking
into account national release conditions and security regulations.
- Enhance interoperability between operational users of geospatial
data and services by the development of standards that can be
applied directly by user communities.
DGIWG’s primary objective is to ensure these standards are
established for use within NATO, being taken forward as STANAGs
where appropriate. Issues relating to the wider membership of DGIWG
will also be considered, with standards being developed within the
widest possible international geospatial community to ensure maximum
interoperability is achieved and to make effective use of resources.
DGIWG develops standards and services in alignment with commercial,
and public domain standards as far as possible in order to lower
the cost of military geospatial systems, and to increase the ability
for military organizations to be able to make use of civilian data,
especially for those scenarios where civilian data may be the dominant
source of data.