The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations & Environment (ASD (EI&E)), has issued this SDSFIE Raster (SDSFIE-R) standard as part of the governance of installation geospatial information and services (IGI&S) under the authority granted in DoDI 8130.01. The IGI&S Governance Group (IGG) developed this standard (or “compendium of standards”) in order to foster coordinated and integrated approaches for IGI&S across the Department.
SDSFIE-R establishes guidance defining the preferred and recommended raster standards to be used by the IGI&S community. SDSFIE-R and its associated annex - the Raster Standards Compendium (RSC) - include a comprehensive summary of raster and related standards adopted, endorsed, recommended or referenced by the Department of Defense (DoD) via the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG). SDSFIE-R contains collection and interchange formats, specifications, and best practices for all forms of raster data (raster maps, raster imagery, elevation, etc.). SDSFIE-R does not include a required schema or data model, and therefore is not registered in the DoD IT Standards Registry (DISR) as a traditional IT standard. Instead, this is a guidance document for the IGI&S community.
Although most standards referenced in SDSFIE-R are mandated for DoD use, this document also includes standards in common use despite their
absence in the DISR. These “non-DISR standards” include international standards, community standards, and de facto industry standards.
Some proposed standards, emerging standards and standards under evaluation are also included for the IGI&S community’s reference. Examples
include the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) LiDAR standard, and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
S-102 bathymetric standard.