Geospatial Intelligence: challenges and opportunities

Type: Panel
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Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Galerie 6, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: CAMELIA KANTOR
Chairs: CAMELIA KANTOR

Description

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.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
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
Discussant Rakesh Malhotra 20

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