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NATO Geospatial Orientation Course

Conducted by INTEL


The aim of this course is to provide students with foundational knowledge of policies, concepts, principles, current practices, and interoperability issues related to geospatial support within NATO.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Area: INT - Intelligence
Section: GE - Geospatial Support
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: ACT.183
ETOC Code: INT-GE-2549

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M2-48-A-18 16 - 20 Apr 18 0
M2-48-B-18 24 - 28 Sep 18 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

Overview of NATO and NATO Command/Force Structures and Functions: Given references, students will describe the structure and functions of NATO and its command and forces structures.

Geospatial and Supporting Organizations, Policies, and Procedures: Given references and working in teams, students will explain NATO geospatial and supporting organizations' documentation, policies, and procedures via quiz responses.

Operations and Exercises: Given references, students will describe the process to conduct geospatial support to NATO planning and operations with implications for both individual and collective training.

Reachback Support: Given references, students will describe the geospatial reachback support to operations from the perspective of the GISN concept, the NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre (NIFC), nations and national organizations, and NCIA operational support and provision of core GIS.

Geospatial Support Exercise: Given references, students integrate the contents of LO1-5 into products replicating the geospatial support requirements (including METOC and IMINT collaboration) through the NATO operational planning framework timelines

Capability Development: Given references, describe the current issues, transformation, and capability developments surrounding the NATO geospatial community.

Course Participants

Military officers (OF-2 through OF-5) and NCOs (OR-5 through OR-9), or civilian equivalents, who are assigned to a NATO or PfP organization, a Ministry of Defence, or subordinate military headquarters, unit, or agency that fulfils responsibilities in support of NATO geospatial information and capability.

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of interactive plenary lectures, followed by practical, instructor-facilitated small group exercises.