Marine Corps Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan GIS Situation Assessment and Technology Strengthening Strategy
CLIENT: U.S. Marine Corps
LOCATION: Okinawa, Japan
STARTING YEAR: 2004
GPC worked in collaboration with St. George Consulting to conduct an assessment of the existing GIS in place at Camp Butler Marine Corps base in Okinawa, and to prepare a strategy for upgrading and optimizing the use of the technology to accomplish Marine Corps needs in the areas of base facility management, range management, emergency management, land use planning, and other purposes. The team worked closely with Marine Corps technical staff to fully inventory the existing situation, identify issues, opportunities and constraints for expanding the utilization of GIS on the Base. They also prepared a strategy for upgrading the system, including the identification of improved or new applications in key business areas, a technical specification for upgrading the computing infrastructure and software systems, as well as a staff training program.