Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) welcomed Mr. Gary Blohm, SES, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center and Director, Geospatial Research Laboratory, and members of his staff for a Sept. 20-21 visit. During their visit, the group met with Ms. Karen Saunders, SES, Program Executive Officer, Mr. Tim Bishop, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer, as well as PEO STRI’s director of Engineering/Chief Systems Engineer and Project Manager Synthetic Environment leadership.

Army Geospatial Center leads the development and integration of the Army Geospatial Enterprise to enable systems within Programs of Record; lends Geospatial Intelligence expertise to develop and field tools for optimize location data; and, provides geospatial products, data and training for an array of military operations.

The Geospatial Research Laboratory provides accurate and relevant geospatial information, capabilities, and research to the Warfighter. Its research and development technology solutions offer geospatially enabling data, information and decision framework capabilities that ensure detailed situational awareness of the battlefield.

The two-day visit also included a meeting with Brig. Gen. William Glaser, Director, Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team; a tour of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center; and discussions about One World Terrain (OWT).

OWT delivers 3D global terrain capability and associated information services that support a fully accessible virtual representation of the physical earth accessible through the Army network.

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