Geospatial intelligence provides valuable insights to give decision makers from a large array of professions – not just military commanders – an advantage. This advantage prevents surprise, exploits emerging opportunities, counteracts threats, or provides time to adapt (Bacastow 2014). By merging and leveraging geospatial tools, Geospatial Intelligence also offers knowledge about the earth and its people to give decision makers actionable solutions to improve decision making where and when needed. It complements conventional Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing by combining data from various sources and creating an interactive environment that involves simultaneous access and input to integrated information by a group of individuals with different areas of expertise (Tandarić 2015). Geospatial Intelligence is also valuable to other domains such as public safety, homeland security, disaster management, public health, and business. This panel’s goal is to bring together the Geospatial community to discuss challenges and opportunities currently faced in professionalizing, advancing and broadening the discipline of Geospatial Intelligence.
Bacastow S.T. (2014). What really is Geospatial Intelligence? Geospatial Media.
Tandarić, N. (2015). Geospatial Intelligence: A Review of the Discipline in the Global and Croatian Contexts. Kartografija i geoinformacije (Cartography and Geoinformation), 14(23), 38-49.
|Discussant||Narcisa Pricope University of North Carolina Wilmington||15|
|Discussant||CAMELIA KANTOR USGIF||20|
|Discussant||May Yuan University of Texas - Dallas||15|
|Discussant||John Wilson University Of Southern California||15|
|Discussant||George Bosarge University of South Alabama||15|
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