Tierra Plan is excited to announce we just delivered the latest version of the JMTC TAP IN web mapping application to the US Army Europe (USAREUR) Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) see it here.
About Tap In
Tap In is an Army-accredited map based application for JMTC users to search and explore over 300 U.S. and foreign controlled training areas and facilities across Europe and Africa. Users can search for locations and training areas on the map. Powered by the Army Range Mapper (ARM), the Tap In map interface provides soldiers and planners rich content from a numerous disparate databases and document repositories. From the map, users can search for training areas and facilities and view location-specific information, download related PDFs (such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), handbooks, topographic maps, access maps) and share lessons learned, tactics, techniques and procedures. Tierra Plan has been developing and supporting Tap In and the Army Range Mapper (ARM) for JMTC for nearly four years.
DigitalGlobe EV Imagery
One of the most interesting new features we implemented in the latest version is the DigitalGlobe Enhanced View Web Hosting Service (EVWHS) imagery. EVWHS is a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) sponsored program that provides easy access to hundreds of millions of
square kilometers of DigitalGlobe sub-meter, orthorectified satellite imagery products for US Government users, in a variety of formats, accessed within hours from collection. The EV imagery service is available for military users and applications such as Tap In. We added two custom imagery mosaic base map options using the EV data: a “most recent” layer that in some cases has imagery collected within 24 hours, and a “most recent cloud free” layer. DigitalGlobe does a nice job of exposing the data through a number of methods and web service endpoints. We are using their WMTS (web map tile service) protocol.
Tap In is continually becoming a richer resource of information for JMTC users from the US and our allies. Other new features in the latest release include an enhanced document Resource Library with sharable links to documents and folder, improved tools for viewing data layers and map overlays, and a refresh function for updating external map services such as NOAA wind speed and Natura 2000 Directive Areas.