Pentagon Creating Constantly Updating Digital Map

Posted October 27, 2013 at 9:36am

“Future military operations may use a constantly updated digital ‘image skin’ for a comprehensive map of the world under development by the Pentagon’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), USA Today reports.

“This week, the NGA sought information from potential contractors to help develop the ‘orthorectified image skin’ that would provide the base layer for the world map. Such a map would give the military a clearer picture of any potential trouble spot where troops would have to operate… The images for the map, according to the NGA, must be updated electronically ‘with multiple updates expected each week.'”