The undergraduate NanoCert™ in Geospatial Intelligence is a three-course program involving the study of geospatial information systems, applied geospatial intelligence, and geographic information systems.

NanoCert Objectives

After successfully completing this NanoCert, the student will be able to:

  • Define Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and identify GIS data portals on the internet.
  • Describe spatial data and compare the different types of modeling in GIS and when they are appropriate for use in analysis.
  • Evaluate how the application of geospatial products can improve future military, intelligence, homeland defense, and law enforcement operations.
  • Apply geospatial intelligence analyses to regional or international challenges associated with homeland defense, weather disasters, law enforcement, or sources of conflict.
  • Demonstrate the skills to lay out, save, and export geospatial maps using the Toolwire virtual lab using the Esri Geographic Information Systems (ArcMap) software Version 10.1.
  • Implement basic ArcGIS functions relating to databases, layers, labels, and features.

NanoCert Requirements (9 semester hours)

GEOG200Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems I3
INTL419Applied Geospatial Intelligence3
INTL432Geographic Information Systems I3
Total Semester Hours9