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USAF SDSFIE Data Models and Guidance


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 3.1 Adaptation Data Model (GeoBase 3.1) maintains an IGI&S data standard that supports the Air Force mission by providing flexibility within the program while remaining aligned with the SDSFIE 3.1 Gold model. All USAF commands and installations must implement the latest Data Model (GeoBase 3.1.0) to enhance capabilities in all related systems.

GeoBase 3.1 Data Model and accompanying documentation were released February 27, 2015.


Beginning in late 2013, several Tiger Teams met to standardize the Air Force Adaptation. The Tiger Teams met to focus on many specific aspects of the Adaptation and developed permanent standards and rules that were reflected in the 3.1 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 of these Teams was to develop standards for models to be used seamlessly in related systems.

The utility and environmental models in the 3.1 Adaptation were developed by the direction and recommendations of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The SMEs defined the technical requirements for designing a geospatial data model that meets 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 3.1 Adaptation took over one year and included many people within, and related to, the GeoBase program.

Official AF Adaptation Documentation
Released February 27, 2015

Alongside the GeoBase 3.1 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 document included in the 3.1 Adaptation Release Package have been developed specifically to define all elements in the Adaptation geodatabase.

Click here to access all documents in the 3.1 Adaptation Release Package. (CAC Enabled)

3.1.0 Primary Documentation
A set of documents that specifically define all aspects of the AF 3.1 Adaptation release.
  • 3.1.0 Implementation Guidance & Governance
  • 3.1.x AF Adaptation Package Orientation
  • 3.1.0 Feature-Level Metadata SOP Document
  • 3.1.0 Schema Change Request Form
  • 3.1.x Schema Change Request Form Orientation Video
  • 3.1.0 AF Adaptation Data Dictionary
  • 3.1.x AF Adaptation Data Dictionary Orientation Video
  • 3.1.0 Adaptation Schema Formatting Rules & Guidance
  • 3.1.0 Personal Geodatabase Shell (PGDB)
  • Personal Geodatabase Shell (PGDB)

3.1.x Mission Data Set Guidance Documents
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) or creating an empty 3.1.0 Geodatabase shell
  • 2.6-3.1 Migration Tool
  • 3.0-3.1 Migration Tool
  • 2.6-3.1 Crosswalks
  • 3.0-3.1 Crosswalks
  • 3.1.0 Crosswalk Methodology Video
  • 3.1.0 Geodatabase Shell Creator Tool

Current Status

The current Air Force Data Model is GeoBase, which was released on July 31, 2015. Air Force is working towards a 3.1.1 release on April 29, 2016. The overarching goal at this time is to further standardize the GeoBase program while working with various DISDI Groups to start the preliminary design on the future Air Force 4.0 model.


For any questions or comments concerning the GeoBase program, please contact:

AFCEC Office
AFCEC Geospatial Integration Office
Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland
DSN 969-8071; Comm 210-395-8071

Office Contact
Geographic Information Officer (GIO)
Scott Ensign -

AF SDSFIE Adaptation Project Officer
Greg Czerniak -


Keith McCrary -

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

Mailing Address
Via UPS, FedEx, etc.:
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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The Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) is the single Department of Defense (DoD) spatial standard that supports common implementation and maximizes interoperability for installation, environment, and civil work missions.