Geospatial is not what it used to be Social media is a great leveler of information and it can be extended with GEO (GeoSocial) Training is important. As more intelligence is conduced in the realm of open source, what’s out there and how it is used has to be drilled into everyone Generals, leaders, foot soldiers
Smartphone Augmented Reality Google Vision Social Media Drones, and other weapons Remote Sensing GIS (All these have enhanced the role of Geospatial techniques in today’s defense. All these are in some way or other, geospatial tools)
Connectivity (social terrain) Open Source (knowledge terrain) Limited or no geographical boundaries Proposal – Social media a key component of the new GEO….GeoSocial
Gang Uses Facebook to Rob Houses | PCWorld Gang Uses Facebook to Rob Houses | PCWorld Tweeting photos of your vacation Information is not restricted to a select few. Even an innocuous post like “packing, leaving tomorrow” can be worth it’s electronic weight in gold
Pieces of information If I scan the FB page for the whole battalion (can I predict where they will be)? What has changed? It is not that people are more prone to sharing or gossiping It is just that there is more information easily available and accessible to more people
Technology has changed everything Railway bookings Reconnaissance GIS/GPS www.safecity.in (crowd sourcing) www.safecity.in How we live, communicate, entertain, travel, even how we think So why not how we manage intelligence?
Database Big data Data mining Geo(data) Extends the database system Expands the knowledge base Social media GeoSocial Extends the social media
New Geo requires new training that integrates all kinds of terrains (geo, knowledge, and social) Geospatial is central to GEOINTELLIGENCE (not the other way around) GeoSocial is the future …everything will be geotagged images (already done), tweets, facebook updates (all will have a geotag) Certification will play an important role in the future
An op-ed in The Hindu (http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/bridging- the-soldierscholar-divide/article4778994.ece) talks about the knowledge terrainhttp://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/bridging- the-soldierscholar-divide/article4778994.ece June 4, 2013, Mr. Harsh V. Pant, King’s College London
Big Brother! Why is US spying on India The Economic Times June 12, 2013, M.K. Bhadrakumar, Foreign Policy Analyst
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