Topographic Production Capability
Source: CAD/CAM Services
The Marine Corps, in conjunction with TASC, needed to develop and field Topographic Production Capability (TPC) configurations to the Marine Corps Topographic Platoons. TPC is an advanced geographic information system designed to provide the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with digital and hardcopy geographic intelligence (GEOINT). The Marine Corps and TASC contracted with IDEAL to provide the scan-to-print and vectorization capability for the TPC. TPC requirements included highly accurate scanned input; color-calibrated scan-to-print application; accurate and easy-to-use vectorization; scanning systems capable of working in mobile environments and varying temperatures; scanning systems capable of integrating with the ESRI and ERDAS Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and image processing tools.