This paper presents the concepts and techniques used for development of a real-time
transportation management system for the U.S. military using the latest spatial information
technology. Over the last decade, the role of the U.S. military has changed, and mobility,
logistics, and rapid deployment have been increasingly important.
To meet the needs of a rapid and successful deployment, the Military Traffic
Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) developed the
Intelligent Road/Rail Information System (IRRIS). This system allows logistics planners to
obtain information about road conditions, construction, incidents, and weather that might
interfere with the movement of people and goods from forts to ports. The infrastructure
information includes: road characteristics, bridge locations, attribute data, video logs, and aerial
photo/satellite imagery. Also, the system provides real-time travel information on congestion,
incidents, weather, road closures, detours, and construction.
This is very interesting stuff. I never knew that the government was actually implementing this type of technology. I always thought it to be