Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Using GIS and Geotechnology to Hunt Terrorists

There is a great article from GeoWorld (PDF) about using geotechnology to hunt terrorist in Iraq. In 2005 this was a new application of geoprofiling. Geoprofiling has been used in the past to study crime patterns and even solve individual cases.

Today's world of asymmetric warfare allows for greater application of geoprofiling. Many terrorist cells are local and territorial. They refuse to leave there small little havens and tend to favor easily accessible attack points from which they can retreat from. Geography skills allows us to understand, identify, and stop these attacks.

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