Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence

What You'll Learn in GEOG 882

You’ll learn how to leverage geographic information science and technology with intelligence tradecraft to support decision-making in national and homeland security, law enforcement, emergency management, and international relief efforts. You’ll be challenged to think critically, consider alternative viewpoints, and question your own assumptions when analyzing why human events occur over space and time.

Technologies You'll Use

Students who take Geographic Foundations of Geospatial Intelligence will use: Critical thinking, intelligence analysis, human geography

View the Syllabus

What’s the best way to determine if this class is for you? Check out the syllabus! This page shows all materials, how you’ll be graded, and lists assignments and a timeline for the class.

Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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What Our Students Say

"... [T]his course covered a breadth of relevant geospatial program and intelligence policy and structure topics that [could] only empower intelligence analysts at any agency."

- Roxanne Ahmadi, MPS-HLS GEOINT Option

"... I was a little nervous about taking a class that is fully online, without set class times. However, I found this class to be very interesting and the course structure to be quite helpful for working professionals."

- Shikhee Soeb, MPS-HLS GEOINT Option

"GEOG 882 ... broadened my perspective on what geospatial intelligence is ... and that it is integral to the intelligence discipline ... ."

- Diana Kopsas Slivkov, MPS-HLS GEOINT Option

Meet the Faculty

Greg Thomas
Mark Corson

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.