NIMA ready to open toolkit search
- By George I. Seffers
- Dec 12, 2000
The National Imagery and Mapping Agency intends to kick off its search for
proposals for a Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit during the week of Dec.
The solicitation is for a commercial version of the existing government-developed
Joint Mapping Toolkit. The toolkit provides the military and intelligence
agencies with a common suite of imagery software rather than having the
various organizations build independent versions, a practice that hinders
the seamless flow of imagery between organizations.
NIMA grew out of the merger of the Defense Mapping Agency, the Central
Imagery Office, the National Photographic Interpretation Center and imagery
support offices within the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the
National Reconnaissance Office. The agency provides digital maps and imagery
support to the military and intelligence community.
The agency announced its intent to release official requests for proposals
for the new mapping toolkit in the Commerce Business Daily on Dec. 11.