Indra is the leading Spanish company in Information Technologies (IT).
Its activities are distributed into three lines of business: Information
Technologies (80%), Simulation and Automatic Maintenance Systems, and Electronic
Defence Equipment (20%).
Indra is interested in using spatial data standards,
specifically to respond to acquisition requirements from M&S Programs.
Indra, as participant in the EuroFighter2000 - ASTA (Aircrew Synthetic
Training Aid) program, provides the Data Base Generation System (DBGS).
The DBGS is used to import appropriate source
data, process it, and generate the necessary databases and object modeling
for the ASTA. Moreover, it will be able to reuse existing databases supplied
in SIF or SEDRIS to minimize DB-generating costs. The respective national
mapping agencies, commercial data suppliers, national EW-support units,
and intelligence agencies supply the source data for the databases. The
DBGS concept requires interchange mechanisms to be defined for the four
types of reference data, namely source data set, ground truth database,
model library, and image library. The interchange mechanism needs to be
appropriate to the type of data to which it is applied. In all cases, the
data interchange format or mechanism must be an open standard, such as