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Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)

GEOINT, using modern software, allows intelligence analysts to analyze and display geospatial information in new and evolving ways in order to provide intelligence and planning support for operations and missions. GEOINT is intelligence derived from the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information about features and events, with reference to space and time. Data sources for GEOINT include commercially available imagery collected by satellites and aircraft, existing mapping data and databases, and can also include information by collectors (Soldiers) on the ground.

Websites about Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The NGA provides geospatial intelligence to policymakers, warfighters, and intelligence organizations and professionals.

Geospatial Intelligence Standards Working Group. NGA.

Geospatial Intelligence. By Wikipedia.

Geospatial Intelligence. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). . . ./ . . ./geospatial-intelligence.html

Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) Data Repository. JITC. The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) at Fort Huachuaca has established a  GEOINT Respository to collect, store, and disseminate GEOINT to support DoD GEOINT community organizations.

Military Pubs about GEOINT

Department of Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) LIMITED DISTRIBUTION Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), DoDI 4030.59, Mar 10, 2015.

Papers, Reports, and Publications about Geospatial Intelligence

DoD, Geospatial Intelligence Support in Joint Operations, JP 2-03, October 31, 2012. The joint publication that provides doctrine in geospatial intelligence opns.

DoD, Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), DoD Instruction 3115.15, December 6, 2011. This instruction provides policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides guidance for GEOINT operations within the DoD.

Fighting Networks: The Defining Challenge of Irregular Warfare, by Arleigh William Dean, June 2011. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Accessed here on

Exploitation Tactics: A Doctrine for the 21st Century. By LTC William J. Hartman, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, May 15, 2008. The paper looks at how to solve adaptive problems in the intelligence field.  Accessed here on the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) website.

ESRI, GIS Supporting the Homeland Security Mission, May 2007.

Blog Posts, Magazine and Periodical Articles about GEOINT

F3EAD: Ops/Intel Fusion "Feeds" The SOF Targeting Process, by Charles Faint and Michael Harris. Small Wars Journal, January 31, 2012. A detailed account of a SOF targeting methodology accessed here on SWJ.

Webcasts and Videos about GEOINT

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency YouTube Channel. Multiple videos.

NGA Power of GEOINT, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, April 17, 2013. The NGA seeks to put the power of GEOINT in the user's hand. The video provides insight as to how the NGA accomplishes its vision, 8 mins.

Introduction to GeoSpatial Intelligence, presentation by Tam Nguyen, 8 mins.

Emerging Geospatial Requirements in Army Intel 2020 and Beyond, C4ISRNET, November 2014 at this link.

Geospatial Revolution Project, WPSU Penn State Public Broadcasting Channel.

35G Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst, US Army Recruiting, (2 mins).

News Articles about Geospatial Intelligence or GEOINT

July 16, 2013. "Combined Team Uruzgan's Geospatial Intelligence team". DVIDS. Australian Army geospatial technicians in Tarin Kot are responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of geospatial intelligence for Combined Team Uruzgan (CTU).




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1.  See the comment at the bottom of the SWJ post DTG Feb 1, 2012 - 11:10am. F3EAD: Ops/Intel Fusion "Feeds" The SOF Targeting Process, by Charles Faint and Michael Harris. Small Wars Journal, January 31, 2012. Accessed here on SWJ.




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