SPECIAL OPERATIONS (And ATAK!) AS AN INNOVATION LABORATORY

There are a number of voices calling for such fast, iterative feedback loops between operational experiences on the one hand and the acceleration of technological solutions on the other, an approach often referred to as “rapid prototyping.” What remain lacking, however, are concrete plans to make this approach a reality within the U.S. military. Some refer to rapid prototyping as a “mindset” or “culture” that needs to be inculcated throughout the force.

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Saving Off-Line Maps in ATAK

Here’s a video on how to save maps for off-line use.  This is great when you want fast, detailed imagery for an area you are going to. The resulting map display is much faster, even if you have Wi-Fi access when doing the imagery, its awesome when you have cellphone-only service, and indespensible if you have neither. This works for …

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