The U.S. Air Force Precise Point Positioning Program received program accreditation from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in October of 2009 to train and certify Air Force intelligence personnel in precise point mensuration. Certification authorizes analysts to calculate geocoordinate and elevation data for coordinate-seeking weapons using SOCET GXP® and Common Geopositioning Services (CGS).
CGS combines with SOCET GXP to provide an all-source precision geolocation capability with reliable and accurate 3-D coordinates and statistically valid error estimates. CGS merges commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software applications for UNIX® and Windows® platforms for precision geopositioning services in defense and intelligence applications. Using SOCET GXP as the integrated viewer, CGS can deploy as a stand-alone targeting workstation, setting the standard for target-location error determination.
CGS delivers standard GOTS applications that integrate with various services-based architecture systems such as Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS)-Navy, DCGS-Army, Global Command and Control System – Imagery and Intelligence Information and DCGS-Air Force 10.2. Its applications also work with COTS and GOTS electronic light-table applications and viewers, and with targeting; command and control; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.