GEOG 479
Cyber-Geography in Geospatial Intelligence




In this lesson, we will examine the actual data that speaks to the exponential growth in ICT infrastructure that has taken place in Africa since 2000. We’ll look at static data sets collected by NGOs and evaluate correlations between them.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of ICT infrastructure increases in the individual nation states on the continent of Africa.
  • Understand the importance of evaluating static secondary data sources collected by NGOs.
  • Evaluate secondary data sources and interpret them in context for individual African nations in sub-Saharan Africa.

What is due for Lesson 5?

This lesson will take us two weeks 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 5 Assignments
Requirements Assignment Details
To Do Read and familiarize yourself with all the Lesson 5 materials.

"The Rise of Big Data: How It's Changing the Way We Think About the World" (Lesson 5 Module in Canvas)

"Multiple Geographies of the Arab Internet" (Lesson 5 Module in Canvas)

"Harvesting Geospatial Knowledge from Social Metadata" (Lesson 5 Module in Canvas)

"The Digital Disruption" (Lesson 5 Module in Canvas)

Assignment Complete Assignment 9.


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.