This three-day elective course focuses on the Spatial tools that play a critical role in decision-making process related to military operations and intelligence gathering and analysis. This course provides an overview of typical defense and security issues facing the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Students learn how they can apply GIS technology as a tool in addressing these issues. Topics include sources of data, spatial analysis operations and case studies. This course includes a significant hands-on component providing a number of scenarios and exposure to customized tools for specific applications. The third day focuses strictly on the U.S. Intelligence Community. Some background of the IC is discussed, but focus is given to how the community is applying GIS to the Intelligence Cycle in the areas of tasking, collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Prerequisite(s): GIS 0110: Introduction to ArcGIS