TBSA is a service-oriented architecture battle space visualization tool that incorporates plug-in capabilities for sharing situational awareness among disparate systems and visualization capabilities, leveraging Google Earth™, for 2D and 3D detailed, easy to comprehend, and tailorable depictions of the battlespace.

Situational awareness for today has evolved over the years from simply plotting locations of friendly and enemy troops on acetate, to the use of computers with modern mapping tools to provide not only troop locations, but also many other types of situational awareness data. This can include weather information; loitering munitions locations, battlefield geometries, sensor locations and coverage, aircraft locations, satellite and UAV imagery, targeting information, intelligence information, etc.