This course will provide an in-depth introduction to Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), the practice of using spatial data to inform decision-making. GEOINT is a rapidly growing field, and this course is designed to provide students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to effectively collect, process, analyze, and interpret geospatial data.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Understanding the GEOINT landscape and its relevance in today’s information age
- The basics of geospatial data, including sources, formats, and data structures
- Techniques for collecting geospatial data, including remote sensing, field surveys, and data acquisition through various sources
- Spatial data processing and analysis, including spatial modeling, geostatistics, and spatial data visualization
- The role of geospatial data in various domains, such as national security, emergency management, urban planning, natural resource management, and commercial industries
- Ethical considerations and legal frameworks surrounding GEOINT
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
The course is designed for individuals who are interested in careers in intelligence analysis, national security, emergency management, urban planning, natural resource management, and related fields. Some prior experience in spatial analysis, GIS, or remote sensing is recommended, but not required.
Upon completion of the course, students will have a strong foundation in the principles of GEOINT and the skills to effectively collect, process, analyze, and interpret geospatial data for a variety of purposes. The course will also provide a solid foundation for further studies in advanced topics in geospatial data analysis and visualization.
4 Hour, online instructor-led