The Land Command Support System (LCSS) is the Canadian Army’s information system to support intelligence, planning, and operations activities. It is actively used by the Canadian Forces to support land operations in both domestic and overseas operations.
Like many information systems, LCSS has geospatial information, processes, and applications at its core. SpatialBridge is helping the Department of National Defence, Thales Canada, and Esri to define an updated geospatial system architecture based on ArcGIS® 10.1. Using patterns of enterprise GIS architecture supported by ArcGIS, SpatialBridge is helping DND to achieve the maximum benefit from its investment in ArcGIS. The target system architecture relies heavily on geospatial data, map, and processing services hosted by ArcGIS for Server, to support users in headquarters, forward operating bases, mounted, and dismounted environments.
The use of system and application architecture patterns for enterprise GIS systems has helped DND to simplify the overall system architecture, reducing the cost and complexity of maintaining the system and of developing new applications to support intelligence, planning, and operations.