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Geospatial Intelligence

Origins and Evolution

Although geospatial intelligence is a term of recent origin, its underpinnings have a long and interesting history. Geospatial Intelligence: Origins and Evolution shows how the current age of geospatial knowledge evolved from its ancient origins to become ubiquitous in daily life across the globe. Within that framework, the book weaves a tapestry of stories about the people, events, ideas, and technologies that affected the trajectory of what has become known as GEOINT.

Author Robert M. Clark explores the historical background and subsequent influence of fields such as geography, cartography, remote sensing, photogrammetry, geopolitics, geophysics, and geographic information systems on GEOINT. Although its modern use began in national security communities, Clark shows how GEOINT has rapidly extended its reach to other government agencies, NGOs, and corporations. This global explosion in the use of geospatial intelligence has far-reaching implications not only for the scientific, academic, and commercial communities but for a society increasingly reliant upon emerging technologies. Drones, the Internet of things, and cellular devices transform how we gather information and how others can collect that information, to our benefit or detriment.

About the Author

Robert M. Clark is an expert in national intelligence and has authored or coauthored six books on the subject, including Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach. He is currently an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Clark has previously served as a CIA senior analyst and group chief and as cofounder and CEO of the Scientific and Technical Analysis Corporation.

Reviews

"Robert Clark has compiled an informative and interesting chronicle of the newest intelligence discipline, GEOINT. I would recommend this well-organized and readable treatise to anyone interested in the evolution of intelligence in this country." — James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence (2010-17), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (1991-95), former Director of NIMA/NGA (2001-06),former Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence, (2007-10), and author of Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

"Paraphrasing a Michelangelo quote, the significance of Clark's work is that in 'GEOINT we paint with our brains and not just with our computers.' He brings to the reader both GEOINT's fascinating history and also an introduction to the fundamental domain concepts. The book is a needed and essential primer for the profession that transcends the technical and prepares the professional to think critically about the art and science of GEOINT." — Todd S. Bacastow, teaching professor of practice for geospatial intelligence, Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University

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