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Geointeresting is the official podcast of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Geointeresting features conversations with innovators, explorers and pathfinders. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency delivers world-class geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, that provides a decisiveRead more

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Episode 36: Get to know the world magnetic model

Feb 25 • 20:51
Today, we’re talking about something that’s kind of a big deal, but most people have never heard of it. Here’s a few hints. It’s embedded in thousands of systems, including more than a billion smartphones for mobile navigation apps. It’s critical for the military and commercial uses around the world and is the standard for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.K. Ministry ...

Episode 35: Perspectives on the Cuban Missile Crisis from NGA's historian

Dec 11 • 16:43

Episode 34: A maritime achievement 150 years in the making

Nov 11 • 16:18
It’s not often that you get to celebrate a sesquicentennial, but that’s just what the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency did this fall at its Springfield, Virginia, campus. For 150 years, the Notice to Mariners has kept navigators and shipmasters informed with the most current navigational information. The average observer would be forgiven for not knowing the notice ...

Episode 33: A conversation with former NGA Director Letitia A. Long

Sep 4 • 18:30
It's no secret that the Intelligence Community has long reflected a single demographic. And, while change doesn't happen overnight - especially in government - diversity and inclusion has moved to the forefront within the community and is viewed as a mission critical priority for the IC, even finding its way into the National Intelligence Strategy of the United States, rel...

Episode 32: Perspectives on the St. Louis geospatial ecosystem with T-REX's executive director

Aug 15 • 14:39

Episode 31: A conversation with NGA Research Director and NGA research scientist

Jun 25 • 25:10
Today on the podcast you will hear from two women in NGA’s Research directorate — one running the research and development portfolio for NGA and a scientist discovering the latest in hyperspectral signatures. NGA’s Director of Research Cindy Daniell and research scientist Jennifer Durdall might be at different stages of their career but are strong advocates for women in th...

Episode 30: President, general, surveyor & NGA employee #1 - George Washington

Jul 17 • 40:43
NGA explores the cartographic legacy of president, general and surveyor George Washington through an interview with Joseph Stoltz, Ph.D., digital historian at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

According to Stoltz, as the third-born son, Washington knew he would need to find a practical career for himself and an encounter ...

Episode 29: Civil applications of intelligence data - How NGA supports disaster relief and more

Jun 15 • 21:24
Space-based GEOINT capabilities help provide U.S. defense officials and policymakers understanding of adversaries and world events. But the user base for these capabilities goes far beyond the military and intelligence community.

Through the Civil Applications Committee, federal agencies and entities can leverage these capabilities for many different domestic and internatio...

Episode 28: NGA & NASA Map the Moon

Mar 29 • 45:33
Following the end of World War II, the United States was in the midst of an intense Space Race with the Soviet Union.

The American people were inspired to support the Apollo mission - to be the first to land a man on the moon. This goal to reach uncharted territory required Americans to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and live up to their pioneering heritage.


Episode 27: NGA's Olympic Legacy

Feb 8 • 19:56
The 2018 Winter Olympics are nearly here - and we couldn't be more excited to cheer on Team USA. Even before the Opening Ceremony kicks off the Games, Team NGA works behind the scenes to provide GEOINT to the host country, helping ensure the safety of the global athletes and spectators.

Learn more about NGA's support to the Olympics and other special events - and make sur...

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