Online Classes in Geospatial Intelligence

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) can generally be described as the analysis of human behavior over space and time to provide a decision advantage against an adversary. 

We offer seven online courses focused on key topics for geospatial intelligence professionals who are getting started in the field, or building on an existing skillset. Our courses provide a combination of technical competencies with theoretical and practical applications.

Each class is shown here, with links to their open course content and syllabi, as well as short descriptions to help you decide which classes make sense for you.

Want to take one or two of these classes for professional development? It's easy to do that!


GEOG 479: Cyber Geography in Geospatial Intelligence

What you will learn: How to apply the fundamentals of cyberspace and geography, analyze data and observables, create products for decision making, and investigate emerging forces of change in the field.

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Open source data, social media, social network analysis, NodeXL


GEOG 850: Location Intelligence for Business

What you will learn: Key geospatial principles involved in site selection, market analysis, risk and crisis management, and logistics.

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Open source data, location Intelligence, ArcGIS Business Analyst


GEOG 571: Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security

What you will learn: Application of cultural geography, spatial characteristics, and globalization to civil and homeland security problems

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Geospatial thinking, critical thinking, civil security, homleand security, cultural conflict, environmental mandates


GEOG 882: Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence

What you will learn: Orientation to the geographic foundations of geospatial intelligence and its applications in national security, homeland security, and disaster management.

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Critical thinking, intelligence analysis, human geography


GEOG 883: Remote Sensing Analysis and Applications

What you will learn: A strong understanding of the tools and techniques used to display, process, and analyze remotely sensed data. Students will be able to develop analytical workflows to derive products and extract information from remotely sensed data.

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Image interpretation, object-oriented image classification, feature extraction, change detection, accuracy assessment, ArcGIS, eCognition


GEOG 884: Geographic Information Systems for the Geospatial Intelligence Professional

What you will learn: Leveraging geographic information science and technology (including cartography, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and global positioning systems) with intelligence tradecraft to develop intelligence products that support national security, disaster response, and international relief efforts.

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Geovisualization, open source data, spatial analysis, ArcGIS, QGIS


GEOG 885: Advanced Analytic Methods for Geospatial Intelligence

What you will learn: The theory and practice behind a structured analytic method designed for geospatial intelligence, with particular emphasis on selecting and applying appropriate analytic techniques to create and test hypotheses.

Technologies and concepts you will apply: Geospatial thinking, critical thinking, connotative bias, spatial fallacies, spatial sensemaking, structured analytic techniques, open source data


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