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Summary of No. 1/2011

MARŠA, Jan. NATO Geospatial Standardization. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 4–8.

The paper deals with standardization within NATO, its definition and Terms of Reference for the IGEO Working Group and DGIWG. Overall importance of standardization is stressed as well. Intended reduction in the number of the Standardization Agreements (STANAG) is mentioned and some projects are shortly introduced.

 

WILDMANN, Radek. Participation of the Geographic Service of the Czech Armed Forces in the standardization process within IGEOWG and DGIWG. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 9–13.

NATO standardization is a tool for ensuring the operational capabilities through reaching of interoperability between Allied and National armed forces and for increasing of effectiveness of available resources as well. IGEOWG and DGIWG are the multinational bodies responsible for geospatial standardization on behalf of the defence organization of member nations. Geographic Service of the Czech Armed Forces actively participates in projects solved within the IGEOWG and DGIWG.

 

MARŠA, Jan. NATO Core GIS. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 14–17.

The paper deals with NATO Core GIS project, its development, originally intended functionalities, current status as well as follow-up consequences for Geospatial Information Management and Distribution. The base workflow of publishing various types of Geospatial Information is shortly introduced. Moreover, possibilities for connection to Web Map Services through Viewers or Functional Area Services (FAS) are mentioned.

 

LAŽA, Libor. Training aids for professional preparation in the area of geographic support. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 18–25. Preparation of the Czech Armed Forces personnel in the area of geographic support is one of important tasks of the Geographic service. Integral part of this process is production of training aids. In the present there are realized two projects – Encyclopedia of Geographic Support and Pocket Military Topography. Their output is created of printed and electronic training aids. Project named e-GEO which covers production of training aids for distant education is in the phase of decision of its realization. The important

aspect of this process is direct relation to all-army preparation and training projects.

 

BĚLKA, Luboš. The workflow for MGCP Derived Graphics production. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 26–29. The article presents a workflow for MGCP Derived Graphics (MDG) production. The map production is extended activity of MGCP project. Particular production steps are described. Stress is put on a description of a digital cartographic model creation. Cartographic representation was used for that procedure.

 

PETR, Luboš. DMÚ 25 maintenance process on ArcGIS – editing. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, č. 1, p. 30–33. Digital territory model 1 : 25 000 (DMÚ 25) is fundamental geospatial military database from Czech Republic territory. It is the cornerstone of the digital cartography production system in Military Geographic and Hydrometeorologic Office. The main aim of this article is to present new version of DMÚ 25 database maintenance process based on ArcGIS platform.

 

MAŠLAŇ, Libor. The unification of the configuration of non-standard map products. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 34–37. Processing of non-standard map products (NMP) of different scales, formats, content and purpose is one of the frequent requirements fulfilled by parts of geographic services in a frame of direct geographic support. For the purpose of unification of their configuration there has been written a document called “Rules for depiction of marginal information on non-standard map products”. It contains rules and recommendations for NMP processing.

 

HUBIČKA, Jiří. The Sources of GPS signals interference. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1, p. 38–41.

Is the weapon system PSS-Věra-S/M a source of GPS signals interference? It was the main question asked by researchers solving the defence research and development task GPS-2010-01. The research team developed a test method based on measuring the SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio) value that indicates the quality of GPS signal. This article describes the test method and final results.

 

SKLADOWSKI, Jiří. Direct geodetic support – Afghanistan. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, č. 1, s. 42–43.

Direct geodetic support nowadays doesn´t mean only an assistance of troops that are located in the Czech Republic but also an assistance of troops committed abroad. Typical case was dispatch of a surveying group to Afghanistan. In Afghanistan there was necessary to measure a compensatory circle for the Czech helicopter unit. If the mission hadn´t been completed Czech helicopters wouldn´t have flown.

 

KRČMAŘ, Stanislav. Geographic names and abbreviations used in special and general maps III. and new military mappings. Vojenský geografický obzor, 54, 2011, no. 1. Appendix. 39 p.

List of geographic names and abbreviations is compiled as a assistant for work with special and general maps which serve as an important historical cartographic origin. The text contains the sort and size of map lettering, the principles for geographic names and abbreviations placing and list of geographic names and abbreviations.