Esri has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), to support phase 3 of the MoD’s common geospatial tool set (CGTS) programme.

Under phase 3, the company will transform complex instructions into easy-to-follow workflow instructions so that non-specialist users across the operational spectrum can share and exploit geospatial capabilities.

After the creation of two wizards, a geo server will be identified for deployment that includes the DataMan server built by the Joint Aeronautical and Geospatial Organisation (Jago).

CGTS programme is intended to provide the warfighter with the ability to find, create, exploit, view and share geospatially referenced information, consistently and securely across all defence communications infrastructures.

The enhanced information coherence and interoperability increasing shared situational awareness and decision making at a national and coalition level.

Lockheed Martin UK-led Team Sparta is responsible for delivering CGTS.