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.