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INTL419 - Applied Geospatial Intelligence

Course Details

Course Code: INTL419 Course ID: 4486 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an exploration of the historical development, capabilities and the constellation of remote sensing and other intelligence collection platforms available for use by decision makers in intelligence driven policies, homeland defense, and law enforcement. The focus will be on how geospatial products are applied to produce analyses of terrain, climate, natural resources, boundaries, various infrastructures, demographics, and intent and capabilities of various nations and groups in the context of the geospatial environment.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

This course is designed contribute to student’s short and long term educational goals while ensuring you obtain the knowledge and skills outlined here. Students need to establish a functional educational relationship between themselves and the instructor as well as a synergistic interface amongst the entire class. Do this through using all relevant features of the present Educator Online Knowledge Management System and maintaining a supportive and collaborative learning experience bolstered by courtesy and respect.

Much of your grade for this course will be based upon the demonstrated mastery of goals outlined in the schedule below. Generally speaking, this program of instruction will offer students the opportunity to learn about geospatial relationships among physical and/or human elements. In the real world, this can often be very confusing and overwhelming because it is difficult to mentally incorporate all the factors that may influence a decision or action. Geospatial intelligence presents students and end users with a way to vision and manage products reflecting elements of the geospatial environment. Therefore, by the end of this course, students should have a solid understanding of how geospatial products are applied to produce analyses of terrain, climate, natural resources, boundaries, various infrastructures, demographics, and intent and capabilities of various nations and groups in the context of the geospatial environment.

Where possible, the military intelligence applications of our weekly work together will be emphasized, although equal focus can be made on governmental and commercial applications where applicable. The successful student will be prepared to complete the following learning objectives:

CO-1 Describe how the historical developments of geospatial capabilities have influenced military, intelligence, homeland defense and law enforcement operations.

CO-2 Evaluate how the application of geospatial products can improve future military, intelligence, homeland defense and law enforcement operations.

CO-3 Demonstrate the impact that Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have on geospatial analysis.

CO-4 Apply geospatial intelligence analyses to regional or international challenges associated with homeland defense, weather disasters, law enforcement or sources of conflict;

CO-5 Differentiate which space-based, terrestrial, or airborne remote sensing platforms are most appropriate to support specific operations and explain the most concise presentation venue.

Forum Discussions – 25%

Eight forum discussions across the course.

Initial Assignment – 25%

5 page essay on the application of GEOINT components to a military, civilian, or commercial intelligence problem-set or scenario.

Mid-Course Assignment – 25%

5 page GEOINT assessment.

Final Assignment – 25%

5-7 page essay assignment.

Resources – all can be found in the Course Materials in the Lessons tab.

Batson, Dougles E. Registering the Human Terrain: A Valuation of Cadastre. Washington: National Defense Intelligence College, 2007.

Joint Chiefs of Staff. Geospatial Intelligence Support to Joint Operation Joint Publication (JP) 2-03. Washington: Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2007.

Office of Geospatial Intelligence Management. Geospatial Intelligence Basic Doctrine - Publication 1-0. Washington: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, 2006.

Thurston, Jeff, Poiker, Thomas K., Moore, J. Patrick. Integrated Geospatial Technologies. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003. The VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/bookstore for more information.

Any material to include the electronic text, online journal articles and other Internet resources found on this document or in the weekly announcements are likely to appear in the forum questions and any of the 3 assignments/practical exercises.

Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note Web site addresses are subject to change.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.