ArcGIS Military Analyst Tools
Raster Map Tool
The Raster Map tool is used to render Raster Product Format (RPF) products such as Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG) and controlled image base (CIB). The Raster Map tool allows automatic selection and display of RPF data to include scale dependency set by the tool, providing a rich basis for your project.
Vector Map Tool
The Vector Map tool is used for rendering Vector Product Format (VPF) products (Vector Map [VMap] and Digital Nautical Charts [DNC]) including support for Department of Defense symbology (GeoSym standard). With the Vector Map tool, VPF data, such as DNC, VMap 1 and 2, and UVMap, can be automatically selected and displayed. This can be performed within the GeoSym framework for a standardized display.
DTED is an analysis and merge tool. Using the DTED tool, the applicable Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) tiles can be automatically selected and merged into a single grid. A hillshade may be applied for ease of interpretation and display. The resultant elevation matrixes can be used in subsequent analysis applications. The DTED tool requires the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.
Improve management of large datasets by viewing overlapping footprints for each set of data. Footprints are automatically generated for the Raster Map, Vector Map, and DTED tools and can be created and stored for managing large collections of Department of Defense data.
The Coordinate tool supports Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) and coordinate conversion. Coordinate conversion and point position entry in decimal degrees, degrees/minutes/seconds, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM), and MGRS can be achieved using the Coordinate tool.
The Conversion Tool enables batch coordinate conversion, streamlining data preparation, and loading workflow. Batch conversions can use feature classes, geodatabases, and DBF tables.
Used for visibility analysis (line of sight [LOS] and viewshed) and threat analysis, the Terrain tools make mission-planning functions analysis possible. The Terrain tools require the licensing of ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS 3D Analyst extensions.
The Geodesy tool allows users to interactively create great circles and rhumb lines. With Geodesy Calculator, users can specify two coordinates and generate a great circle route, a rhumb line, or a geodesic route. Geodesy Calculator also calculates bearing, azimuth, distance, and the end coordinate. The Range Ring tool allows users to create geodetically correct concentric ellipses at user-specified intervals anywhere on the globe.