Enterprise Components

Data Model - Warfighter

The Army delivers timely and relevant geospatial data to ground-warfighters. The Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model, also called the GGDM, is a core component for defining this data.

The GGDM provides the framework for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating vector data that can be directly incorporated into the Common Operational Picture of Mission Command systems.

The Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model​ supports multiple geospatial concepts.

In technical terms, the GGDM has a well-defined logical data model schema, data dictionary, and physical data model exemplars that support enterprise-wide geoservices across Army and Warfighter Programs. It is a conceptual and physical profile (subset) of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) Application Schema (NAS), the foundation for other data models tailored to the needs of partner communities, to include the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Allied Nations.

AGC provides the GGDM physical model in an empty Esri File Geodatabase format. The schema supports multiple concepts and applications. It includes:

  • Features such as roads, rivers, buildings, fences, and bridges
  • Attributes related to the features such as function, height, type, physical condition, and operational status
  • Metadata describing the accuracy, content origin, and classification level

The Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model manages the ground-warfighter's geospatial data in a standard, sharable, accessible, and common environment. Utilizing GGDM provides a consistent method of data collection and dissemination. This enhances interoperability  and ensures that data integrity is preserved when vector data is exchanged with partner communities.


[Public] Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model (GGDM) Website