Architecture and Roadmaps

DGIWG Geospatial Reference Architecture

The DGIWG Geospatial Reference Architecture (DGRA) defines a set of standards, implementation guides, and industry practices which together form an ideal framework for achieving geospatial interoperability in a Defence context.  This is required to enable exchange and use of geospatial data, services and products across an international network of independent systems and equipment.

The DGRA provides clear direction and defines the best practice by which members can enable interoperability when developing solutions for new and emerging capabilities.  The DGRA reduces both system design effort and the risks associated with re-engineering non-interoperable designs and outputs.

Download the DGIWG Geospatial Reference Architecture (DGRA) Edition 1.0 here.

Technical Panel Roadmaps

The Roadmaps listed on this page describe the DGIWG Panels’ plans for addressing current and future standardisation needs. Collectively, these document and shape the strategic direction of the DGIWG. The needs reflect target levels of interoperability and performance for geospatial information and services as specified by member nations. Though based on needs, the Roadmaps, and direction taken by the DGIWG, are influence by current and emerging technology trends, which factor into planned activities.

The Roadmaps provide a general understanding of what is needed, why it is needed, when it is needed, and the ‘way forward.’  They are not intended to be detailed program of work or project plan, and are provided only as a means to communicate the direction of travel the DGIWG is undertaking.