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), Mr. Gary Blohm (2018 - 2021), and COL David Hibner (Acting Director 2021-Present).
Today, COL David Hibner serves as the Acting U.S. Army Geospatial Information Officer, as well as the Commander and Acting Director, Army Geospatial Center .
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