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SEL Number: 04AP-03-GISS
Title: System, Geospatial Information (GIS)

Last Updated: 8/20/2021 11:06:59 AM

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Description: Geospatial/Geographical Information Systems (GIS), including application software as well as integrated hardware for implementation. GIS systems support the acquisition, integration and dissemination of geospatial data and imagery. GIS systems provide or support multiple CBRNE terrorism prevention and response functions, including (but not limited to):

- Geospatial Analysis - allows for association of intelligence and location-based information to perform complex analysis and visualization
- Decision Support - provides a mechanism to deliver actionable intelligence, supporting strategic and tactical operations
- Situational Awareness - supports a common operational picture with near real-time intelligence fused with geospatial information fully describing the area of operations in a spatial context
- Navigation
- Monitoring (tracking, weather, traffic, assets, environment, damage assessments, disease surveillance)
- Modeling - combines complex spatial information and applies modeling tools to predict consequences of events in support of planning, mitigation, response and recovery
- Mapping - presents fused information in a standard, distributable and easily recognizable format
- Reporting (activity, after-action, alert-warning, location, situation, coverage portrayal)

This functionality may also be obtainable via subscription as a cloud-based service, as opposed to purchasing software. See 04AP-11-SAAS for further information.

ImportantFeatures: Emerging technology - standards and functionality for GIS software are still being developed.
Capable of updating database as maps and terrain features change by installing new data set. See 04AP-04-GISD.
Interface to other systems such as Computer-Aided Dispatch.

Operating Considerations: Geospatial software should support vector, raster, CAD, and/or spatial file formats.
There are several coordinate systems and datum/projections - it is critical that all involved systems (GIS, mapping, GPS receivers, etc.) are utilizing the same system and projection.
Coordinate systems may include: Lat/Long, State Plane, UTM, etc.
Datum/projections may include: NAD 27, NAD 83, WGS 84, etc.
Note that integration with other application systems (e.g., CAD), particularly if custom work is required, can be very expensive. Check integration capability before purchase.

Training Requirements: Core Training: Per Manufacturer's Specifications
Initial Training: Extensive (> 2 days)
Sustainment Training: Extensive (> 2 days)

Mandatory Standards:

Applicable Standards and References:

  • Law Enforcement: Dive Team
  • Law Enforcement: Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection
  • Medical: Point of Dispensing
  • REL: Full Canadian Recommended Equipment List
  • REL: LOS-1, Multi-Agency Intervention
  • REL: LOS-2, Scout/Reconnaissance Mission
  • REL: LOS-3, Suspicious Powder Response
  • REL: LOS-4, Evac and Perimeter Control
  • REL: LOS-5, Emergency Washdown