NGA, German Counterpart Agency Partner on Geospatial Data Sharing for Terrain Analysis

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mapThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has entered into an agreement with the German military’s geo-information center on geospatial intelligence sharing as part of the TanDEM-X High Resolution Elevation Data Exchange program.

NGA said Friday the partnership works to support global data-sharing initiatives and efforts to develop a uniform Digital Elevation Model with a 12-meter resolution.

“This data layer will surely serve to broaden the capabilities of the terrain analysis community but will also have a positive impact on numerous foundation data programs across NGA,” said Mark Sorum, co-chairman for TREx at NGA.

The agency noted that TREx program participants will have access to the raw DEM, training and support services and editing software to facilitate the production of finished DEMs.

According to NGA, it expects geospatial agencies from other partner nations will join the TREx program in 2016.

Agency Director Robert Cardillo and his German counterpart Roland Brunner signed the TREx memorandum of understanding on Dec. 14.

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