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Geospatial Intelligence

Online Undergraduate NanoCert® in Geospatial Intelligence

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About This Program

Delve into this three-course program for an overview of geospatial information systems, applied geospatial intelligence, and geographic information systems.

The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following certificate: UG Cert Intelligence Analysis.

What You Will Do

  • Summarize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and analyze GIS data portals on the Internet
  • Outline spatial data. Compare GIS modeling types and their appropriateness for analysis
  • Assess geospatial products’ application for the future improvement of operations in the military, intelligence, homeland defense, and law enforcement
  • Illustrate the skills to lay out, save, and export geospatial maps with the Toolwire virtual lab using the Esri Geographic Information Systems (ArcMap) software Version 10.1
  • Perform standard ArcGIS functions that pertain to databases, layers, labels, and features

ArcGIS® is a registered trademark of the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. 

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$285 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 3983

The term “Geographic Information System” refers to the synthesis of information (data), software, and hardware for the express purpose of better understanding the world in which we live. Data are collected and managed within this system, and are ultimately used to question, analyze, and interpret patterns that occur throughout physical space. The interaction between different types of data reveals patterns and relationships that are not otherwise readily detectable. This course will provide students with the theoretical concepts necessary for advancement in the field of GIS, and further enhance their experience in a wide range of multidisciplinary endeavors. Note: This course requires students to install software on a Windows-based computer (Windows 7 or higher) in order to complete assigned course work.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 4486

This course is an exploration of the historical development, capabilities, and application of Geospatial Intelligence to inform decision makers in policy making, national defense, and law enforcement. The focus will be on understanding the underpinnings of this exciting and relatively new intelligence discipline. We will explore what GEOINT is, and how is it used.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Course ID: 3210

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) contain a powerful set of tools for data acquisition, management, query and display. This course will provide students with a substantial foundation of skills to merge both theoretical and applied information with hands-on practical training utilizing the basic tools provided with the ArcGIS Online software. Students will become familiar with GIS and with GIS software as they create ArcGIS Map projects addressing security and intelligence issues.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Jan 2
Register by Dec 30

Admission Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e., GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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