Operational scenarios are useful to support many DGIWG activities.
They provide a means of describing operational requirements for
geospatial intelligence in the language of the end user, thereby
providing a bridge to DGIWG gap analysis of geospatial interoperability
and identification of areas where standards need to be developed.
Scenarios are a useful way for DGIWG members to gain a better understanding
of standards issues by re-casting technically complex standards
descriptions into a military operational context. They can be used
as a basis for member nations to compare and contrast their own
approaches of providing geospatial support to operations. Scenarios
provide a means of testing, validation and demonstration of new
geospatial capabilities that are enabled as a direct result of DGIWG
standardization activities. These tests and demonstrations reach
back out to end users through the operational scenarios they readily
Eight operational scenarios, each requiring various types of geospatial
support, serve as a guide for DGIWG client interaction and project