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GIS Support to the COVID-19 Response

DSA Webinar is on Monday 26 April


Remember Capt Luke Parker RE, JFIG DGIFC-Geo OISG Tp Comd will be giving his Webinar on GIS Support to the Covid this coming Monday evening. 

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Meeting ID: 759 566 5172
Passcode: DSAWG4

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Economics of New Space in Defense & Intelligence

DGI Webinar Wednesday 14th April | 3pm-4pm GMT


The commercialisation of Space has transformed access to capabilities that were once formerly reserved for members of an exclusive International club that pioneered the Industry.

From launch to Communication, Precision Navigation and Earth Observation, New Space offers opportunities to nations and private companies like never before.  But, this leads Defence and Intelligence organisations to question how to balance the need for Sovereign control and ownership against the economy of scale offered by commercial service providers.

This panel will explore the motivations that drive Defence Organisations' ambition to pursue National Space programs and what considerations they must make when considering ROI against national security.

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DSA Events Programme for 2021

Lectures, Seminars and Visits

Following our prolonged lockdown period, Working Party 4, set up by the DSA Council, has set out the plans for the rest of the year. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, some of the dates remain flexible at this stage.The planned programme includes:

A series of Zoom Lectures:

  • Jody Shaw – GIS across the Canal and River Trust on Mon 29 March 21.

  • David Philpot, Get Mapping - Aerial Mapping and its applications on Mon 12 April 21.

  • Capt Luke Parker RE – GIS Support to the COVID-19 Response on Mon 26 Apr 21.

  • Cartographic Society - speaker on aerial imaging collection systems.

Visits and Events

  • Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, nr Andove,- Sat 5 June 21 or Sat 3 July 21

  • DSA Annual Seminar -7 September 21

  • Tangmere Aviation Museum - 9 or 10 Oct 21

  • Joint ABF The Soldiers' Charity/DSA -Sunday, 24 October 21 (morning lecture followed by lunch in the Officers' Mess at Hermitage)


GEOINT in National Security Applications

Survey results: On the use, adoption and procurement of Geospatial Intelligence

Defence iQ has published the results of their geospatial survey in which they surveyed over 200 geospatial intelligence practitioners across both military and industry to produced this report. 


Confronted with heightened national security challenges, military and intelligence organizations must source, process and analyze more data than ever before. Existing methods are often resourceintensive— costing time, money and potentially lives. As the industry leader in commercial geospatial intelligence, Maxar provides our customers a strategic and tactical edge - from increased situational awareness, superior mission planning, early warning, and actionable intelligence. More than 50 governments partner with us to modernize their intelligence programs and address complex strategic and tactical requirements. 

This survey was commissioned to Defence iQ as part of our ongoing engagement with international defense and intelligence organizations to understand how end users leverage and prioritize different sources of intelligence to advance their missions. The survey addresses traditional and emerging sources of GEOINT, the missions driving future demand, and evaluation criteria for future requirements. The results reaffirm the investment Maxar is making in Space Infrastructure and Earth Intelligence, to reveal insights where and when it matters. This is part of Maxar's commitment to delivering industry-leading commercial innovation for a better world.

- Tony Frazier, Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations, Maxar


DGI Virtual 2020

Where Allied Nation Geospatial Intelligence Leaders Benchmark Strategies To Improve Collaboration And Achieve Greater Stability Following The Crisis

12 - 13 October, 2020 | 2pm - 5:50pm CEST

Covid-19 is having an Unprecedented Impact on National, Regional, and Global Security. Join this virtual event along with US NGA, Australia’s AGO, UK’s Defence Intelligence, Canada’s Intelligence Group and New Zealand’s Defence Forces to define how to strengthen your collaboration, improve transparency and achieve greater stability.

DGI Virtual will provide you with the lessons learnt from the world’s most influential geospatial intelligence agencies – as they give you an insight into their recent and upcoming global operations following the crisis, and share tips on how to build stronger partnerships.

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The 14th International Conference on Military Geosciences, Charleston South Carolina, U.S.A.

Dates:  June 21 – 25 2021


Conference Theme: Military Geosciences in the 21st Century: Past Lessons and Modern Challenges


Location: The Conference will be held from Monday June 21 through Friday June 25, 2021, on the Campus of the College of Charleston.  The Conference is being organized on behalf of the Desert Research Institute (DRI, Reno, Nevada), the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston, and the International Association for Military Geoscience (IAMG).  Additional information about the broad field of Military Geosciences, past Conferences, and updates in regards to the 14th ICMG can be found at:


Themes:  We seek abstracts that link a wide range of military activities within a broad span of geological, geographical, archeological, suitability, historical, and spatial analysis.  Examples include (additional examples can be viewed at   


Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Geospatial Sciences, Geophysics, Climatology, Environmental Science

Cognate disciplines, Warfare and geology, Military response to predictive climate change, 

Beyond warfare: Pandemics to providing vital resources, Terrain Analysis, Historical Geography, Geomorphology,

Land Management, Military tourism, Naval geography, Environmental issues of military activities

Geospatial intelligence, International security: borders to natural resources, Archaeology


Abstracts:  We anticipate submission deadline of March 31, 2021.  A volume of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Conference will be published summer of 2022.


Post-Conference Excursion:  Coastal Geology and Military History: A post-conference tour is being planned for the dates of June 26 through June 29.  The excursion will begin in Charleston, SC and end in Charlotte, NC.  The theme of the tour will be military history and costal environments.



Project 44

The Project 44 team has just released the following to commemorate 75th Anniversary of D Day

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Project 44

Project '44 now covers DDay to VEDay! THE ROAD TO LIBERATION - LA ROUTE DE LA LIBÉRATION VE Day Launch We are pleased to announce the launch of Phase 2 of Project ‘44. Our web map now covers 12 months of combat and over 74,000 unit positions.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Phase 2 of Project ‘44. Our web map now covers 12 months of combat and over 74,000 unit positions.

Significant updates have also been made to the User Interface, including a new tutorial, cleaner menus and buttons and new mapping tools.

As we launch Phase 2, our web map will continue to improve over the coming months. New features are already being worked on to continuously improve the experience.

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