The CGM Application Profile for CALS: Current Specification and Major Issues
The Computer Automated Logistics Support (CALS) is a DoD initiative to establish a near paperless logistic technical information system. The CGM has been designated as a standard interchange mechanism for 2D vector graphics. The necessity of a CGM Application Profile (AP) has been identified and an initial draft has been produced. As the profile has not yet been published, significant portions of it are presented here, along with discussion of major issues (resolved and still pending) in its formulation. A high degree of compatibility with the TOP Application Profile has been achieved. There is need to go further with functional extensions to meet CALS user requirements. Work is in progress on some functional extensions, which should be adopted into the profile when they are mature and stable enough.
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