The Brazilian Army steps towards SDI interoperability through OGC standards

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Captain Emerson Magnus de A. Xavier, Cartographic Engineer - Brazilian Army Geographic Service (DSG)

The Brazilian Army Geographic Service (DSG) has been dealing with geospatial interoperability issues for years. Brazil is the world's fifth largest country in area, with more than 8 million km². Its large size presents numerous challenges related to mapping and map maintenance. The existing geospatial data were produced by public and private companies, with distinct standards and procedures, in different periods. The integration of these data is the major challenge for the Brazilian Spatial Data Infrastructure (INDE), and the OGC