Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) Geospatial Intelligence master’s degree program (Booth 1827) celebrated its one-year anniversary in May. Program Director Jack O’Connor is leading the program toward eligibility for USGIF Collegiate Accreditation.

The burgeoning program combines three areas of study: the history of GEOINT, the science and mathematics of digital geography and its related databases, and the art of converting data into multiple forms (i.e., written, spoken, and visual).

“It’s a multidisciplinary program,” O’Connor explained. “There are some unique geospatial intelligence courses. There are some courses related to GIS, another set related to remote sensing, and several courses related to creating intelligence analysis.”

Johns Hopkins will share information about its dynamic curriculum at GEOINT 2019. To further encourage those who are interested in continuing their GEOINT education, the university will also distribute a list of suggested reading material.

“We’ve had quite a number of inquiries from students about what should they read if they are considering a career or want to learn more about geospatial information,” O’Connor said.

JHU will also hold a daily contest at its booth, offering small prizes.

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