GEOINT 101

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About GEOINT 101

GEOINT 101 is a one-day course providing an introduction to the fundamentals of the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community, core GEOINT technologies and operations, and the role of GEOINT in national security affairs supporting decision makers and operations.

The course will cover:

  • The history of GEOINT
  • Fundamentals and Key Concepts
  • Data Sources and Analytic Approaches
  • Case Studies in Applied GEOINT
  • Community Overview
  • Emerging Issues and Opportunities

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation developed this course and offers it in partnership with The Intelligence and Security Academy. This is the only GEOINT 101 course certified by USGIF. A discount is available for USGIF Members.

The course theme, “We are all GEOINTers,” draws on everyday experiences across all experience levels. This course uses real-world problems and data. This course is designed for a wide audience, including those from civil, federal, not-for-profit, state, local and tribal organizations.

The classes will be taught by Keith Masback and Dr. R. Maxwell Baber.

Keith Masback is the President of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). He also is a member of the standing Intelligence Task Force of the Defense Science Board. Prior to joining USGIF, he spent a combined 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army and in government service, culminating as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Dr. R. Maxwell Baber is Director of Academic Programs at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), managing accreditation of university Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) certificate programs and supporting related educational initiatives. These initiatives include but are not limited to USGIF scholarships, the foundation’s GEOINT 101 course introducing fundamentals and history of geospatial intelligence, GEOINT tradecraft development, and expansion of geospatial learning in K-12 education. Dr. Baber received a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Georgia in 1999 and an M.A. in Geography from Georgia State University in 1993. He has served in faculty appointments with the Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems program at the University of Redlands and Departments of Geography at Samford University and the University of Northern Colorado. He has developed and implemented a number of pedagogical geographic information science projects supported with funding from various sources including the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the U.S. National Committee for the International Cartographic Association (USNC-ICA), serves on the executive boards for the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), and is a Fellow of the British Cartographic Society (BCS).