The Geospatial World

When:
March 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2017-03-30T18:30:00-04:00
2017-03-30T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
UNC-Chapel Hill Davis Library Research Hub Chapel Hill, NC
208 Raleigh St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carolyn Pumphrey
9198458878

The Geospatial World

Geographic information and analysis is critical to security studies. Analysts trained in the use of geospatial methods and applications are needed to inform decision makers.  In this panel, learn the historical relationship between geography and security, how geographic information systems software is used to build forecasting models to aid intelligence, and all of the geographic information resources available to UNC students. 

Joe Caddell, historian and director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies Intelligence Center for Academic Intelligence in Intelligence and Security Studies, will provide a brief overview of the evolving relationship between geography and security/intelligence.  Jon Breece, Senior geospatial analyst, will present how the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Office of Sciences and Methodologies is leveraging ecological modeling, operations research, epidemiological, and data mining literature to build forecasting models for outcomes of interest to defense and intelligence analysts. Learn how GIS software enables more efficient curation and preparation of disparate and unique datasets to execute statistical analyses. Philip McDaniel, GIS Librarian at the Davis Library Research Hub, will provide an overview of the GIS resources available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He will discuss software, data, instruction, and services available to UNC students to help them get started with geospatial training.  

  •  Joe Caddell, Director of TISS IC CAE in Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Lecturer in History, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Professor Intelligence of the National Intelligence University
  • “Geography and Security – An historical overview”
  • Jon Breece, Senior geospatial analyst
  • NGA/Office of Sciences and Methodologies
  • “GIS – Applied Predictive Analysis”
  • Philip McDaniel, GIS Librarian
  • Digital Research Services, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “GIS Resources, Services, and Opportunities at UNC”