The Digital Geographic Information Exchange Standard (DIGEST) was developed by the Digital Geographic Information Working Group (DGIWG) to support efficient exchange of Digital Geographic Information among nations, data producers, and data users.
Since the early 1990s, the DGIWG has maintained and extended DIGEST to satisfy the current and emerging needs of the DGIWG community. Over the years, DIGEST has become the basis for co-production opportunities between nations. DIGEST-compliant datasets are being produced and exchanged by numerous nations to support a variety of military and civilian applications. DIGEST is NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 7074.