SAGE, part of the SEDRIS/GIS Toolbox for ArcGIS, provides a bridge technology to support data interoperability between ArcGIS and SEDRIS communities. SEDRIS is an ISO standard for representation and interchange of synthetic environments for use by Modeling & Simulation communities. Specifically, SAGE works as an ArcMap extension and supports powerful workflows to convert user selected layers (feature layers, TINs, rasterized terrain, and imagery) for conversion into a SEDRIS transmittal. This allows producers to utilize the full set of ESRI import and processing capabilities. SAGE runs on Windows, has an intuitive graphic interface, supports classification and attribution, and maps ESRI Coordinate Systems into SEDRIS SRFs.

 Current features:
  • Based on SERIS 3.1.2
  • Reads ArcGIS data (via MXDs) and creates SEDRIS transmittals (STF)
  • Controls export via an Export Specification Document (ESD)
  • Integrated GUI for access to ESRI data, review of ESD, STF creation
  • ESD files saveable into XML
  • Support for:
    • Vector data (FeatureLayers)
    • Terrain meshes (TINs)
    • Elevation rasters (GRIDs)
    • Thematic rasters (e.g. gridded temperature data)
    • Image rasters (e.g. DOQ)
  • Full support for SRFs, including 3D coordinate systems and datums
  • Support for layer/feature filters
  • Support for automatic identification of layer types
  • Architecture for Classification and Attribution
    • Layer classification
    • Feature classification
    • Layer attribution
    • Feature attribution
  • Built-in support for VPF (identification/classification/attribution)
  • Built-in support for DTED (identification/classification/attribution)
  • Support for ClassificationRelatedFeatures
  • Support for ClassificationRelatedGeometry
  • Automatic creation of default ESD given an ESRI map (MXD)