GEOG 479
Cyber-Geography in Geospatial Intelligence




There is a move away from viewing cyber intelligence solely as a technical problem to be solved with Information Assurance techniques to a broader methodology that includes unclassified sensors, data sets, processing, and analytics that provide government and industry with meaningful situational awareness. In this lesson, we will examine some of the issues and challenges presented to the community and examine some of the solutions under development. Of course, we will be limited to Open Source solutions in our discussions.

Lesson Objectives

  • Understand who collects, stores, and owns geodata.
  • Explain what kind of information can be gathered/used from collected geodata.
  • Evaluate implications to privacy on an individual, social, and organizational level.

What is due for Lesson 3?

This lesson will take us one week to complete. Please refer to the Course Syllabus for specific time frames and due dates. Specific directions for the assignment below can be found within this lesson.

Lesson 3: Assignments
Requirements Assignment Details
To Do Familiarize yourself with all the Lesson 3 Readings and assignments.

Chapter 3 in "Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL"

"The Mesh of Civilizations and International Email Flows" (Lesson 3 Module in Canvas)

Assignment Complete Assignments 5 and 6.


If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum (not e-mail), located under the Modules tab in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.