GEOINT Interview: The Importance of Widening the GeoIntelligence Field, Aug 5, 2015
Introduction to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), The Geospatial Revolution and Geospatial Intelligence
The Geospatial Revolution and Geospatial Intelligence MOOC, Lesson 1 Video
Having fun making the MOOC
This presentation challenges some of the definitions of Geospatial Intelligence and highlight the core of the discipline.
Penn State Military Appreciation Tailgate, 2016
Nittany Sports Huddle: Seats for Servicemembers Vignette, 2016
Penn State Military Appreciation Day 2015
Penn State – Army Alma Maters, Military Appreciation Day 2015. Penn State and
The following video is about an intelligence and topographic (geospatial) system I worked between 1984 through 1986. It was likely the first GIS delivered to field elements of the US Army. I made the video while in the Department of Geography and Computer Science (now Geography and Environmental Engineering), US Military Academy. The geospatial programs were written by Dr. Peter Guth in Turbo Pascal under CPM on the Apple II based MICROFIX System One (AN/UYK-71), a fielded Army system. MICRIFIX development followed a then unique “use-learn-develop” methodology. A 1988 US Army Information Systems Engineering Command report calls this, “A less costly alternative with a proven success rate, is to incrementally develop software and expand the system as requirements and technology evolve. A local success story is the MICROFIX system built for FORSCOM J2 by GTRI. A Use-Learn-Develop design philosophy was adopted for that program. It recognized that all system requirements cannot be easily specified at the beginning, in sufficient detail, for software development to be successful. This philosophy also provided system availability at an early stage of development. The developers were allowed to refine and add to the system as experience and specific requirements dictated.”
I am a “Vietnam-era veteran.” The term “Vietnam veteran” is reserved for those that served “in country,” that is, in the Republic of Vietnam. The U.S. government officially refers to all that served on active duty between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, as “Vietnam-era veterans.”
This is video from the Vietnam War Tribute Traveling Wall Opening Ceremony at Penn State, October 5, 2017. Ryan McCombie is a retired United States Navy Captain with over 26 years of service. Captain McCombie was previously the commanding officer of SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Team Two. Beginning his career with a SEAL tour in Viet Nam, he has trained and served with commandos from all over the world being the 1st American to complete French SEAL training and serving a two year tour with their elite Commando Hubert.