By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Mapping Science Committee, Committee on Basic and Applied Research Priorities in Geospatial Science for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The nationwide Geospatial-Intelligence organisation (NGA) offers geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) to aid nationwide defense, either as a countrywide intelligence and a strive against help organisation. within the post-9/11 international, the necessity for speedier and extra exact geospatial intelligence is expanding. GEOINT makes use of imagery and geospatial information and data to supply wisdom for making plans, judgements, and motion. for instance, information from satellites, pilotless airplane and floor sensors are built-in with maps and different intelligence facts to supply place details on a possible goal. This record defines 12 challenging difficulties in geospatial technological know-how that NGA needs to get to the bottom of on the way to evolve their functions to fulfill destiny wishes. a few of the demanding study difficulties are with regards to integration of information amassed from an ever-growing number of sensors and non-spatial info resources, and research of spatial information accumulated in the course of a chain of time (spatio-temporal data). The file additionally indicates promising ways in geospatial technology and comparable disciplines for assembly those demanding situations. the result of this research are meant to assist NGA prioritize geospatial technological know-how learn instructions.