Exploring GeoSpatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Opportunities within K - 12 School Settings

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) uses geospatial science and technologies, human geography, as well as fundamental knowledge of statistics, mathematics and physics to solve real world issues. GEOINT offers viable solutions to insure human safety and security in diverse environments, and is both a conceptual and applied discipline that provides the “where,” “when,” “what,” “how,” and “so what” in problem solving.

GEOINT is being applied in most career fields, and even in our daily lives—whether it’s using GPS to get to your destination or geotagging where you are on Twitter. Everyone is using GEOINT is some fashion, but they don’t realize it’s called GEOINT or the many career possibilities that uses these skills.

Engaging K-12 students and teachers in GEOINT is not as hard as it may seem—it’s all about finding the right tools to do so. The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and other organizations have resources, materials, and lessons to help geographers engage in GEOINT outreach in educational settings. These fun and educational materials integrate with school curriculum and testing requirements, while giving students the knowledge and skills required for GEOINT careers and being more “location aware.” Panelists will present examples of successful curriculum development, outreach and dissemination, and share examples of teaching resources.

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Last Updated October 27, 2021, 17:48 (UTC)
Created September 17, 2021, 20:39 (UTC)