Defense and Intelligence Applications of GIS (GIS 0350)


Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

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
Courses are offered in a three day seminar format. Classes can be taken individually to strengthen your working knowledge or as part of the certificate program to enhance your career development. Certificate and non-certificate students are awarded 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per ten hours of successful classroom participation. It is possible to complete the certificate in 4 to 36 months. Tailored seminars taught on your premises can be arranged, please call 703-993-2109 or e-mail for details.
This course is part of the Geographic Information Systems certificate program. It may also be taken alone without pursuing a certificate.

  • Computer scientists and engineers
  • Geographers and cartographers
  • Planners and environmental scientists
  • Application specialists
  • People interested in changing careers
  • Law enforcement officers and administrators
  • Crime analysts and coordinators
  • Database and system administrators
  • EMS and first response professionals
  • Public health administrators
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