Nett Warrior Trade Study Chooses ATAK

The Nett Warrior program commissioned a trade study  a trade study of various mobile mapping solutions over the past  year.  The study was conducted by the Army Geospatial Center, part of the Army Corps of Engineers.  They selected ATAK over others in the field, including ESRI’s CJMTK. One thing that makes this selection particularly noteworthy is that it was selected …

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Data Ferrying with UAS

Here’s a research paper written to describe AFRL’s project using TAKServer (MARTI) to do data ferrying between disconnected systems. Abstract—The effectiveness of ground-based, wireless tactical data networks is often constrained by limitations such as communication range and line-of-sight. SATCOM is not always available because it is relatively expensive and highly contended. Data ferrying is an alternative method of data transfer …

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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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