GEOG 885
Advanced Analytic Methods for the GEOINT Professional



Geography 885 includes a presentation in order to further develop communication skills. The provided rubric is used to evaluate team presentations; a different rubric is used to evaluate individual presentations. This rubric is used to evaluate the communication skills. This evaluation also helps us judge the extent to which the geospatial intelligence program achieves the outcomes.

Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Interact with fellow students in the discussion forum.
  • Demonstrate your ability to apply the structured method.
  • Demonstrate your ability to present a complex geospatial analysis.

The Course Roadmap is intended to help you understand where we are in the overall learning process and to place our dual case study and project focus into context.

Figure 1: Course Roadmap
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The Course Roadmap highlights where students are within the course. For Lesson 10, your team will prepare and present your Luna Case Study findings.

Lesson 10 is one week in length. (See the Calendar in Canvas for specific due dates.) To finish this lesson, you must complete the activities listed below. You may find it useful to print this page out first so that you can follow along with the directions.

Steps to Completing Lesson 10
Step Activity Access/Directions
1 Work through Lesson 10. You are in the Lesson 10 online content now. The Overview page is previous to this page, and you are on the Checklist page right now.
2 Participate in the presentation. Your presentation will be approximately 40 minutes in length discussing the:
  • Problem you analyzed (approximately 10 minutes).
  • Conclusions of the geospatial analysis (approximately 10 minutes).
  • Analytic approach you used to explore the geospatial contexts and anticipate events in your work (approximately 20 minutes).
  • Each team member is required to present part of the presentation.
To participate in the session, please use the Zoom Room designated by your instructor. All team members are required to present part of the presentation.

We will schedule each team session for 2 hours to accommodate questions and discussions.
3 Submit Please submit your team presentation to the Canvas Team Project Presentation Drop Box, and send a copy of it to your instructor's Penn State email account.
4 Complete the course evaluation survey. To complete the course evaluation, please go to Canvas and look for the World Campus End of Course Survey in the appropriate weekly module.


If you have any questions now or at any point during this week, please feel free to post them to the GEOG 885 - General Discussion Forum. (That forum can be accessed at any time in Canvas by clicking on the Modules tab. The General Discussion forum is listed under the Orientation Section.)