Defence Geospatial Information Working Group

Organizational Structure

The Structure of DGIWG

The principle role of DGIWG addresses interoperability of geospatial information amongst coalition forces as well as the exchange of data between defense agencies. The DGIWG structure has been designed to expedite the flow of information between the policy makers and the technical participants. Decisions regarding policy and program are addressed by the Plenary which is chaired by the Director of DGIWG. The Policy and Technical Strategy Group (PTSG) provides advice to the Director of DGIWG, and the DGIWG Plenary, on items such as interoperability shortfalls and gaps, risk mitigation, and emerging technologies. The group also has oversight of requirements and subsequent program of work, and community outreach. The Technical Group within DGIWG, is lead by the Technical Group Chair(C-TG), and is responsible for developing standards’ based solutions in response to requirements that address select aspects of interoperability of geospatial information and services. The Technical Group consist of five Technical Panels (TP) which have been established to address specific program areas. These include: Models and Schemas, Imagery and Gridded, Metadata, Portrayal, and Web Services. A TP may have one or more active projects at any given time.

The following organizational structure for DGIWG has been adopted.

The objectives of this structure are to provide a high level of communications between the various components of DGIWG, provide operational efficiency, and rapid response to customer requirements.

NOTE: A Technical Panel consist of project teams and control bodies for the registration and maintenance of information items.