It has been said that information is the antidote to fear. Geographic information is a powerful tool to better understand the factors that make some neighborhoods more dangerous than others, to better deploy police officers and other security personnel to protect citizens and their property, to formulate strategy at the national and international scales. Across the county, graduates with skills in GIS and remote sensing have found jobs with the FBI, CIA, and many large police departments.
If you are interested in a career in GIS and remote sensing applications in intelligence, we suggest you choose the following advanced courses:
The geography department is hosting Dr. Issaka Kanton Osamuna, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from GhaCentral Washington Historical Aerial Photograph Project
The Geography Department's digital collection of historical aerial photographs is available online.