Gs-soft AG, based in Switzerland, has been developing software products for military organizations for the last 15 years. Gs-soft selected the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK) product to develop the newest product line of its smartMIP solution, a modular and service oriented army command and control information system. The TatukGIS DK was chosen for this project with the design goal of full integration of the GIS into the military workflow. The same extension of the TatukGIS technology is integrated into other product lines already in use by the Swiss Army.
The smartMIP solution is based on the Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP)* standards and NATO APP6A map symbology. For more information about the smartMIP solution or gs-soft's use of the TatukGIS Developer Kernel product, please contact www.gs-soft.com.
* The Multilateral Interoperability Program was established by the Project Managers of the Army Command and Control Information Systems (C2IS) of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America in 1998. The Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCIS) program was merged with MIP in 2002. ATCCIS had been founded in 1980 to see if interoperability could be obtained at reduced cost and developed according to technical standards agreed to by the Nations and prescribed by NATO. The program sought to identify the minimum set of specifications for national Command and Control (C2) systems to allow interoperability between them. As of 2002, 18 nations and NATO agencies had incorporated these specifications into their programs and systems.
The smartMIP solution in a simulated battlefield situation.