4130 - The Geospatial Sciences in Homeland Security


The geospatial sciences play a critical role in how we approach and understand issues in national security including environmental disasters, terrorism, military support, infrastructure security, law enforcement, resource management, and epidemiological concerns. These complex issues have a tremendous spatial component and geospatial technologies such as remote sensing and geographic information systems are essential for developing/implementing security plans and responding to emergencies/disasters. This course will discuss topics related to the contribution of the geospatial sciences in the collection, processing, visualization and analysis of spatial information related to national security.  (3)