Definitions: Spatial Referencing System (SRS)

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A spatial referencing system (SRS) or coordinate reference system (CRS) is a coordinate-based local, regional or global system used to locate geographical entities. Some of systems in existence are:

Related References:

01 OMB Circular A-16 SUBJECT: Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities, August 19, 2002

02  UN Global Map Specifications (2006 Memorandum)

03  OpenGIS® Standards and Related OGC documents

04  OGC Reference Model (ORM)

05  TerraSeer Space-Time Intelligence System™

Phi Beta Iota: In 1988 at the General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) conference  the USMC representative told the group that we needed to start adding geospatial attributes to all collected data across all disciplines.  In one ear and out the other.  In 1992 Col Bruce Brunn, USMC, the third director of the Marine Corps Intellgence Center (MCIC), told Council Defense Intelligence Producers, “I don't care how much order of battle data you give me, if I cannot plot it on a map it is useless to me.”  As recounted on page 36 of ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World (AFCEA, 2000).

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