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NATO Geospatial Orientation Course

Conducted by INTEL


The aim of this course is to prepare NATO Geospatial
practitioners to implement the policies, concepts,
principles and current practices related to geospatial
support within NATO.


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: INT - Intelligence
Area: GE - Geospatial Support
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.183
ETOC Code: INT-GE-3549

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M2-48-A-24 15 - 19 Apr 24 Contact POC
M2-48-B-24 23 - 27 Sep 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

Explain NATO's Structures, organizational relationships and functions: Given references, students will describe the structure and functions of NATO and its command and forces structures.

Understand NATO's Geospatial and Supporting Organizations, Policies, and Procedures: Given references and working in teams, students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of NATO geospatial and supporting organizations' documentation, policies, and procedures.

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

Explain geospatial reachback support to NATO operations: Given references, students will explicate 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.

Identify Geospatial Support requirements in an Exercise setting: Given references, students will incorporate the contents of LO1-5 into products identifying the geospatial support requirements (including METOC and IMINT collaboration) through the NATO operational planning framework timelines.

Explain NATO Capability Development: Given references, explain 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. When courses run concurrently, students will execute joint exercises.


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules prior to attending the course.

ADL Modules

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