A Vision of Geospatial Support to Ministry of Defence 2014-2018


The paper briefly identified the long-time objectives of overall geospatial support. Based on that, ways ahead to achieve main aims are described. Special attention is paid to software platform for geospatial production, cooperation with civilian and international partners, legal aspects, R&D as well as mobile sets intended usage.

Lt.Col. Ing. Jan Marša, Ph.D., born in 1975, Military Academy Brno, language course at Defense Language Institute, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA; Advanced Geodetic Course at Defense Geospatial Intelligence School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA. In the years 1996-2003 he worked at the Military Geographic and Hydrometeorologic Office in Dobruška (geodesy, Military Land Information Branch), from 2003 till 2008 Military Geographic and Hydrometeorology Office (VGHMÚř), Dobruška: Distribution of Digital Geospatial Information, applied research and development. He used to be a member of editorial boars of collections Vojenský geografický obzor and Acta geodaetica. From December 2006 till April 2007 commander of the 1st contingent, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Multinational Force-I (MNF-I), Basrah, Iraq. From 2008-2011 section head of Geospatial Support, Supreme Headquarters Allied Power Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium. Since August 2011 to present, geospatial officer at Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Department, MoD.

Country: Czech Republic


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