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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014  02:35:30 PM

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DoD, Partners share mapping technology
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department is using geospatial, or mapping, technology in a tool that will soon be available to assist countries and organizations dealing with the deadly consequences of hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and humanitarian crises, experts from DoD and U.S. Southern Command said in a recent DoD News interview. The open-source software is called GeoSHAPE, which stands for geospatial tool for security, humanitarian assistance and partnership engagement, Elmer Roman said. Roman is an oversight executive for efforts that include building partnerships and serves in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. “This tool is basically used to build capacity to help support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situatio...
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