Soldiers enter their names into a drawing for a geographic information system subscription Nov. 13 in Lincoln Hall as part of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence celebration of GIS Day — a chance to learn about the digital framework that enables data and information to be visually displayed on a geographic background or map. Structuring and analyzing data in a geographic manner enables individuals to build specific maps and models, then conduct time- and location-specific analysis of the data to answer terrain or other related questions and problems. The event, hosted by the Training and Doctrine Command’s geospatial capability manager, highlighted the three main locations that Soldiers can obtain geospatial data: the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Army Geospatial Center, and geospatial warrant officers and Soldiers assigned to brigade and higher units.
Photo by Capt. Doug Kaiser