Geospatial for Defense and National Security

Geospatial is increasingly playing a big role in strengthening defense and security. The technology supports first responders and personnel by providing them with accurate real-time data and actionable insights. Advancements in data analytics and new features like interoperability is resulting in the extensive use of geospatial for defence purposes. Geospatial assists militaries in various ways, from reconnaissance, strategizing to providing detailed analysis of the shifting patterns in the war zone.


Preempting attacks

Geospatial applications offer the capability of monitoring, predicting and countering threats, while helping to strategize and support field operations.  It can also be used for predictive analysis, casting light on conflict hotspots and evaluating similar trends for ensuring public safety.

At the Geospatial World Forum 2020 session on ‘Defense, Internal Security and Public Safety’, the role of geospatial in boosting defense and national security will be highlighted.

Some of the key themes will be: Intelligence against terrorism; border security in a globalized world; location-aware cybersecurity; disaster risk mitigation; and integration of communication and navigation.

Delegates from defence forces, environmental agencies, police forces, border controls, disaster management agencies, defense system integrators would be attending the sessions.

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Precise intel

Real-time views and insight of impacted regions is key to improving emergency response times, especially in vulnerable areas such as a country’s border. Considering critical situations can occur at any time, situational awareness has never been more important. Geospatial data is invaluable to the border security operations, to deliver accurate situational awareness information, enabling quick and secure decision-making, while mitigating risks, and increase national security.

The use of big data, advanced geospatial analytics software and sophisticated imaging technologies from (very) high-resolution remote sensing satellites, UAVs and other sensors enables a seamless flow of information between intelligence and law enforcement agencies in pre-, real-time and post-combat operations.

The changing global security scenario and rapid technological developments in the past two decades have altered the nature of the conflict. Use of all-weather, day and night surveillance devices has resulted in a high degree of battlefield transparency. Armed forces that possess superior intelligence gathering and analyzing capabilities will have a marked advantage over their adversaries.