NGA seeks spatial reference modeling support
On September 29, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) posted a request for information (RFI) for spatial reference modeling support. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on October 14.
NGA, in support of the Office of Geomatics, is seeking information on how an interested contractor could perform work necessary to produce and complete Edition 3 of the Spatial Reference Model (SRM) and promote it to ensure its adoption by spatial reference authorities as an international standard.
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to gain information on current Industry practices that would meet NGA’s requirements for the work required to produce the third edition of the SRM and lead it to being adopted as an internationally recognized standard.
NGA has a mission-critical need for timely and accurate GEOINT Data. The Office of Geomatics (SFN) at NGA enables the accuracy of GEOINT through the content and sciences of geodesy, geophysics, orbital mechanics, and photogrammetry. All of these sciences depend on accurate means for spatial referencing by coordinates. Likewise the application of these sciences to navigation, targeting and intelligence-gathering depend on accurate spatial and temporal referencing. When alternate coordinate systems are employed or spatial reference frames are updated, the Office is required to provide coordinate conversions and datum transformations.
Full information is available here.