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.

ArcGIS® is a registered trademark of the Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

NanoCert Requirements (9 semester hours)

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