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... To help carry out its mission, NGA sponsors research aimed at building the scientific foundation for geospatial intelligence and reinforcing the academic base, which provides new approaches to solving difficult analytical problems and also trains the next generation of NGA analysts. Historically, NGA has supported research in five core areas: photogrammetry and geomatics remote sensing and imagery science geodesy and geophysics cartographic science geographic information systems (GIS)
From page 8...
... , which defined a best-fitting ellipsoid and an Earth-centered orientation system and formed the basis of current global positioning systems 1966 Launch of the Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite, the first satellite for geodetic studies 1973 Start of the Special Mission Tracking Program to obtain atmospheric observational data in support of scientific space operations 1974 First electronic dissemination of near-real time, near-original quality access to national imagery to assist in rapid targeting and assessment of strategic threats 1987 The Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging (NAVSTAR) Global Positioning System (GPS)
From page 9...
... In addition to the five core areas identified by NGA, the committee selected five cross-cutting themes that are likely to become increasingly important for GEOINT: beyond fusion, forecasting, human terrain, participatory sensing, and visual analytics. These were chosen based on their linkages with the core areas, on their utility in addressing the hard problems in geospatial science identified in the previous NRC report (NRC, 2006)
From page 10...
... Workshop participants included twenty-nine researchers drawn from a wide range of disciplines, with special emphasis on the core areas and cross-cutting issues. In addition, five observers from NGA and other parts of the intelligence community participated in the discussions.

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