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The MISB

GEOINT is made up of three key elements: geospatial information, imagery, and imagery intelligence. This specialized discipline encompasses all activities involved in the planning, collection, processing, analysis, exploitation, and dissemination of spatial information for the purpose of gaining intelligence, the visual depiction of this knowledge, and fusion of acquired knowledge with other information through analysis and visualization processes.

Geospatial intelligence standards enable the discovery, access, use, integration, dissemination exchange, and exploitation of GEOINT that ensure interoperability across sensors, platforms, systems and communities.

The mission of the MISB is to ensure the development, application and implementation of standards that maintain interoperability, integrity, and quality of motion imagery, associated metadata, audio and other related systems in the DoD/IC/NSG.

As a leading advocate for Community interoperability, the Motion Imagery Standards Board monitors and participates in the development of and changes to adopted standards and assesses their impacts on systems and DoD/IC/NSG architectures. Through ongoing research into current commercial off-the-shelf tools and technologies; outreach to stakeholders at all stages of the processing, exploitation and dissemination process; and Community input and discussion, the MISB, through its seven working groups and three conferences per year strives to establish universal standards for the IC and DoD that best meet the needs of our users.

The MISB also participates in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Standards Agreement (STANAG) process towards coalition forces interoperability. This includes working with U.S. and international standards bodies to monitor, advocate, and represent DoD/IC/NSG interests for motion imagery, metadata, audio, and related systems to support global interoperability.