Originally designed nearly twenty years ago to be a decision support tool for planners, GeoExPT provides the means to create geospatially accurate base layout plans and meet bed-down and aircraft planning requirements. GeoExPT builds off the GeoBase Common Installation Picture (CIP) and over the last two decades, has been increasingly enhanced to provide advanced aircraft parking planning and tools for analyzing and repairing airfield damage. GeoExPT adheres to all the appropriate military and USAF standards in creating automated aircraft parking plans and solutions. GeoExPT is the focal point of the Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) program by providing dynamic situational awareness, dissemination of data, and collaboration among engineers and operators to orchestrate the repair process.
GeoExPT leverages a long history of providing engineers with automated planning processes to provide operators with an interactive tool for rapid development of contingency beddown planning and sustainment operations. These processes and workflows have been refined with experience from years of real-world deployments and the cumulative lessons in contingency bed down planning. This gained experience has been directly applied in GeoExPT and helps foster collaboration amongst planners and engineers to reduce the risk and time required in airfield contingency operations.
GeoExPT supports more than just DoD engineers, however. GeoExPT supports three missions' areas: Theater Mission Planning Staffs, Engineers, and Wing Staff within the DoD. The aspect of MAJCOMS in GeoExPT assists the Theater Mission Planning Staffs in doing site selection and creating beddown plans. Engineers generally utilize the ability to plan and lay out aircraft parking, the ability to plan and lay out expeditionary installations, and support rapid airfield damage repair. Wing Staff use GeoExPT to support their response in instances of natural disasters, support their airshows, and support their parking plan development.
GeoExPT has a history in several different programs and toolkits. In fact, GeoExPT is a newer, consolidated version of CAPP and GeoBEST. GeoBest was originally a program from 1997 that had the basis of the Beddown Planning components to GeoExPT, with GeoBEST originally being an acronym for Geospatial Base Engineering Survey Toolkit. CAPP is another program that GeoExPT draws from. CAPP, originally being an acronym for Contingency Aircraft Parking Planning, was developed in 2002 as a program containing the basis of GeoExPT's Aircraft Parking components. After a couple of years, GeoExPT was created to unify these two program aspects.