The Army Geospatial Enterprise was conceived in the mid-2000’s, when the Army recognized the inefficiencies and lack of interoperability among Army systems using geospatial data.
In August 2007, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command analysis examined the geospatial gaps and capabilities,. The analysis recommended the establishment of a governance body to manage and coordinate geospatial activities.
By late 2007, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army signed the “Geospatial-Enterprise Governance Board Charter.” The charter established the Geospatial-Enterprise Governance Board (GGB) and the Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) position.
The Army Geospatial Information Officers. From left to right ... Mr. Robert Burkhardt (2008 - 2011), Dr. Joseph Fontanella (2011-2018), and Mr. Gary Blohm (2018 - present).
Today, Gary Blohm serves not only as the Geospatial Information Officer, but also as the director for the Army Geospatial Center, which was established in 2009.
The long-term objective of the Army Geospatial Enterprise is to administer and facilitate the development of the Army geospatial capabilities by standardizing data, establishing common support services, and certifying Army systems.
Publication (ATP) 3-34.80 Geospatial Engineering