GeoReadiness describes the Navy's Installation Geospatial Information and Services (IGI&S) Program. Managed by NAVFAC HQ in cooperation with and support to CNIC, the Navy GeoReadiness Program provides policy, guidance and standards to ensure geospatial information is readily available to support the efficient and effective operations of Navy installations. The Navy GeoReadiness Program maximizes the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies and geospatial information to map Navy shore assets and display relationships in a visual format to provide near real time situational awareness and actionable information required to support quick and informed decisions.
The vision of the GeoReadiness Program is to provide precise and reliable information at the installation, regional, and enterprise level based on a common infrastructure foundation commonly referred to as base maps. The GeoReadiness Program is realizing this vision through centralizing, sustaining and advancing CNIC/NAVFAC IGI&S capabilities to support its shore installation management mission. To leverage common program operations, GeoReadiness is efficiently deploying IGI&S capability across the Navy via a regional approach through GeoReadiness Centers (GRCs). Each of the 10 GRCs are strategically aligned with Facility Engineering Commands across the Navy that collectively support 70 worldwide installations covering over 2.1 million acres with over 59,000 buildings, 120 airfields, and 209 piers. The GRCs maintain Regional Common Installation Picture (CIP) data layers such as buildings, roads, fence lines, piers, etc., which serve as the foundational data for the Region to provide a consolidated, accessible and standards-based IGI&S operational capability.
Each GeoReadiness Center is comprised of a group of professionals and technicians who work within the NAVFAC Asset Management Business Line. This group also coordinates with other geospatial data owners and Subject Matter Experts (SME) located in other NAVFAC Business Lines to provide IGI&S products and services across the Navy. Current initiatives are underway to further integrate and geo-enable all shore installation data to facilitate one stop shopping. The primary responsibility of the GRC is to ensure regional access to accurate geospatial data linked to authoritative databases and to maintain quality control and data access to meet mission requirements.
The GeoReadiness Program developed SDSFIE Implementation Plans (IP) as per DISDI guidance and submitted the IP for review and approval. As defined in the IP, the GeoReadiness Program then captured business requirements and conducted a series of data modeling activities that resulted in the first version of the NDM version 3.0 released in the summer of 2012. These activities were facilitated by the NAVFAC Geospatial Information Standards Working Group (NGIS) and approved by the GeoReadiness Integration Team (GRIT).
The Navy GeoReadiness IGI&S developed a 3.1 Data Implementation Plan (GDIP) to define the set of activities that will result in an update and further delineation of those activities accomplished in the previous effort. This document can be viewed as a workplan for this effort. Primarily this focuses around:
The GDIP tasks and activities will more explicitly detail what is to be accomplished and by whom. This section will also establish the trigger that signals when the task is to begin as well as the deliverables that are to be accomplished.
The next release of NDM, version 3.1 is scheduled for late summer 2013. This release will focus on elimination of erroneous data elements, addition of business driven content, and the streamlining of duplicative data elements.