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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - NITF - National Imagery Transmission Format

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The National Imagery Transmission Format Standard (Version 2.0) is documented
as a collection of military standards documents. The actual file format is
documented in the following standard:

  MIL-STD-2500, National Imagery Transmission Format (Version 2.0) for
    the National Imagery Transmission Format Standard, 18 June 1993

The remaining standards are as follows:

  MIL-HDBK-1300, National Imagery Transmission Format Standard (NITFS),
    18 June 1993
  MIL-STD-3201, Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) Implementation Standard
    for the National Imagery Transmission Format Standard, 18 June 1993
  MIL-STD-188-196, Bi-Level Image Compression for the National Imagery 
    Transmission Format Standard, 18 June 1993
  MIL-STD-188-197 Adaptive Recursive Interpolated Differential Pulse
    Code Modulation (ARIDPCM) Compression Algorithm for the National
    Imagery Transmission Format Standard, 18 June 1993
  MIL-STD-188-198A, Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) Image Compression
    for the National Imagery Transmission Format Standard, 15 December 1993
  MIL-STD-188-199, Vector Quantization Decompression for the National Imagery
    Transmission Format Standard, 27 June 1994
  MIL-STD-245-44500, Tactical Communications Protocol 2 (TACO2) for the
    National Imagery Transmission Format Standard, 18 June 1993
  JIEO Circular 9008, National Imagery Transmission Format Standards (NITFS)
    Certification Test & Evaluation Program Plan, 30 June 1993

The NITFS standards may be obtained via FTP from the ITSI (Information
Technology Standards Integrated) BBS at:

  ftp://jcdbs.2000.disa.mil/pub/library

ITSI BSS may also be reached by modem at 703.834.6501 (14.4kbps, N-8-1).

To receive hardcopies any or all of these documents, send a request via mail,
fax, or email to:

  DISA/JIEO/CFS/TBCE
  c/o Logicaon
  Fay Mignone
  1831 Wiehle Avenue
  Reston, VA 22090 USA
  Fax:   703.318.1098  Attn: Fay Mignone
  Email: mignone@cdbs.itsi.disa.mil

or:

  Defense Information Systems Agency
  Center for Standards
  Carol Ciepiela
  Attn: TBCE, Rm 3304
  10701 Parkridge Blvd
  Reston, VA 22091 USA
  Voice: 703.487.3536
  Email: edi@itsi.disa.mil

Questions may be directed to:

  NITFS Certification Test Facility
  Voice: 602.538.5458 x5494

And NITF Web pagea include:

  http://www.tasc.com/NITFS/
    NITFS Home Page

  http://www.itsi.disa.mil/ismc/ntb/ntb.html
    The NITFS Technical Board

  http://topaz.sensor.com/work/fmt/nitf/

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