Through a joint operations small business initiative contract with the United States Coast Guard, EarthOnDrive/WavGen has processed a complete set of US maps and charts and spatially referenced geodata that includes WACs, TACs, JOGs, IFRs, IFRlows, IFRhighs, VFRsectionals, HELIs, DRG24ks, DRG66ks, DRG100ks, DRG250ks. Satellite data included in the SBIR was a 15m Landsat ETM7 Color composite of the earth, a 30m digital elevation model of the whole earth derived from the XSAR SRTM 2000 mission, and a color band 7-4-2 image composite of the earth at 30m resolution.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the countrys seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction in both domestic and international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set.
It operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the U.S. Department of the Navy by the U.S. President at any time, or by the U.S. Congress during times of war. To date, this has happened twice, in 1917 and 1941, during World War I and World War II, respectively.