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Course Code: INTL627 Course ID: 4530 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course will focus on advanced capabilities of geospatial analytic techniques and how those techniques aid in decision making in various operational environments. This course will provide a study of geospatial collections and teach the application of theory and practical utilization of analytical tools, techniques and procedures (TTP). Students will be exposed to and are expected to develop an understanding of emerging technology, trends and intelligence applications within the discipline of geospatial intelligence. This course will focus on geospatial concepts, techniques, and maximize focus in geospatial in support of emergencies, national and human disasters, and national security environments. (Prerequisite: SSGS500)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
CO-1: Assess the means by which multiple collection platforms and “big data” are leveraged to produce finished geospatial intelligence
CO-2: Critique analytical judgments on a broad spectrum of problems
CO-3: Integrate new geospatial technologies from a wide variety of open source applications
CO-4: Differentiate data analysis and communication to address common geographic events
CO-5: Use structured analytic techniques to problem solve through application of acquired knowledge and critical thinking skills
The course grade is based on the following assessments:
Discussion Forums – 30 percent
Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to two or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Assignment #1 Case Study – 20 percent
The components of this assignment include analysis of the questions. Your response should be in the form of a paper (containing at least 8 sources, at least 6 of which are peer-reviewed). The use of creative web-based geographic information systems is encouraged. Length: 5 pp.
Assignment #2 Collection Proposal – 20 percent
The components of this assignment include the development of a collection proposal using the provided outline. Your response should be in the form of a paper (containing at least 8 sources, at least 6 of which are peer-reviewed). The use of creative web-based geographic information systems is encouraged. Length: 5 pp.
Final Collection Proposal —30 percent
This is the final paper assignment of the course. It must contain citations in formal style as well as a bibliography. This integrates both the case study and collection proposal into one detailed plan. You can use the same chapter headings as assignment #2 or leverage a different organizational construct. The use of creative web-based geographic information systems is encouraged. Length: 10 pp.
Other readings are available electronically within the classroom.
Additional Resources and Web Sites
Videos and web sites are available within the classroom and through the university electronic library. Extra resources will be provided to facilitate forum and classroom discussions.
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Not current for future courses.