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USAF SDSFIE Data Models and Guidance





Background

GeoBase is the Air Force Installation Geospatial Information and Services (IGI&S) program for geospatial information and was established to support the installation & environmental geospatial assets. The vision of the GeoBase program is to provide precise and reliable geospatial data that supports interoperability across the Air Force. The current Air Force Data Model (GeoBase 3.1.0.1) maintains an IGI&S data standard that supports the Air Force mission by providing flexibility within the program while remaining based upon the SDSFIE 3.1 Gold model. All USAF commands and installations must implement the latest geospatial model (GeoBase 3.1.0.1) to enhance capabilities in all related systems.

The GeoBase 3.1.0.1 geospatial model is the latest version and was released July 31, 2015.



Approach

Beginning in late 2013, several Tiger Teams met to standardize the Air Force geospatial model. The Tiger Teams met to focus on many specific aspects of the model and developed permanent standards and rules that were reflected in the 3.1.0 release. The Tiger Teams consisted of DWG members, SME’s, those with specific skills or experience in past migrations. Each month in 2014, the Data Working Group was kept informed of the progress of each Tiger Team. The collective purpose and goal of the Teams was to develop standards for the geospatial model to be used seamlessly in a variety of related systems.

A growing portion of the Air Force geospatial model was or is being developed by the direction and recommendations of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The SMEs defined the technical requirements for designing a geospatial data model that is designed to be robust and meet enterprise-wide business requirements. All data elements were reviewed and improved per SME comments and suggestions. The effort in collecting and incorporating requirements to the Air Force geospatial model took over one year and included many people within, and related to, the GeoBase program. The GeoBase program continues to engage with SME's and authoritative staff to further a vigorous improvement to the geospatial model.



Official GeoBase Documentation
Released February 27-July 31, 2015

Alongside the GeoBase 3.1.0.1 Data Model are documents that define standards to ensure geospatial data integrity. GeoBase documentation is designed to function at an acceptable level of quality for use by the Air Force Community related to the GeoBase program. Each official GeoBase program document has been developed specifically to define all elements in the Air Force geospatial model.


Latest GeoBase Documentation (as of January 2016)
Select documents officially released between March-July 2015. A set of documents and accompanying videos that specifically define all aspects of the latest GeoBase geospatial model release.
  • 3.1.0.1 AF GeoBase Geodatabase
  • 3.1.0 Implementation Guidance and Governance
  • 3.1.x AF Release Package Orientation Video
  • 3.1.0.1 Air Force Data Dictionary
  • 3.1.x AF Data Dictionary Orientation Video
  • 3.1.0.1 Schema Change Request Form
  • 3.1.x Schema Change Request Form Orientation Video
  • 3.1.0 SOP Feature Level Metadata
  • 3.1.0 Adaptation Schema Formatting Rules and Guidance


Legacy GeoBase Documents
Select documents officially released in or before March 2015. Document and accompanying orientation video which defines the data layers used and how they are classified & symbolized to support a particular plan or product in disconnected or enterprise environments.
  • 3.1.0 Personal Geodatabase Shell (PGDB)
  • 3.1.0 AF Adaptation Data Dictionary
  • 3.1.0 Schema Change Requests For 3.1.0.1
  • 3.0 AF Adaptation of SDSFIE 3.0 (v1.2)
  • 3.0 AF Adaptation Data Dictionary
  • 2.6 AF Adaptation Geodatabase Shell
  • WGIO Archive - Mapping Building Categories Video
  • WGIO Archive - O3Tab ULUC2 Video
  • WGIO Archive - Linear Segmentation Methodology Video


Mission Data Set Guidance Documents
All documents officially released November/December 2015. Document and accompanying orientation video which defines the data layers used and how they are classified & symbolized to support a particular plan or product in disconnected or enterprise environments.
  • 3.1.x Air Installation Compatible Use Zone (AICUZ) Guidance Document
  • 3.1.x Air Installation Compatible Use Zone (AICUZ) Guidance Video
  • 3.1.x Installation Development Plan (IDP) Guidance Document
  • 3.1.x Installation Development Plan (IDP) Guidance Video
  • 3.1.x Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plan (ICEMAP) Guidance Document
  • 3.1.x Installation Complex Encroachment Management Action Plan (ICEMAP) Guidance Video


3.1.x Data Migration Assistance
A set of tools (and accompanying orientation videos) that were designed and released to assist MAJCOMs in data migration (2.6-3.1 OR 3.0-3.1).
  • 2.6-3.1 Migration Tool
  • 3.0-3.1 Migration Tool
  • 3.1 Migration Tool Orientation Video
  • 2.6-3.1 Crosswalks
  • 3.0-3.1 Crosswalks
  • 3.1.0 Crosswalk Methodology Video


Air Force Geospatial Model & Document Access

To access the 3.1.0.1 Air Force Geospatial Model and all documents, please contact AFCEC.GIO.Workflow@us.af.mil or visit the CAC-enabled website at this link: https://cs1.eis.af.mil/sites/ceportal/ProgramGroups/Resources/GeoBase%20Documents/index_GeoBase.html



Current Status

The current Air Force Data Model is GeoBase 3.1.0.1, which was released on July 31, 2015. Air Force is working towards a subsequent release for 2016 and beyond. The overarching goal in the 3.1.0.1 is to further standardize the GeoBase program while working with various SMEs and DISDI Groups to design and implement the future Air Force 4.0 Adaptation geospatial model.



Contact

AFCEC Office
AFCEC Geospatial Integration Office
Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland
DSN 969-8071; Comm 210-395-8071
AFCEC.GIO.Workflow@us.af.mil


Office Contact
Geographic Information Officer (GIO)
Scott Ensign - scott.ensign.1@us.af.mil

AF SDSFIE Adaptation Project Officer
Greg Czerniak - gregory.czerniak.1@us.af.mil

Author: Keith McCrary - keith.mccrary.ctr@mail.mil

Mailing Address
Via US Postal Service:
AFCEC/CPAB
2261 Hughes Ave., Ste. 155
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-9853


Mailing Address
Via UPS, FedEx, etc.:
AFCEC/CPAB
3515 S. General McMullen, Bldg 171
San Antonio TX 78226-9853


AFCEC GIO Push Communication Channels

CE Portal SharePoint access to download all GeoBase documentation

All videos are available on the “WGIO - AFCEC GIO Training” milBook group


 
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