Geospatial Intelligence Research Lab (GIRL)
The Geospatial Intelligence Research Lab works in all aspects of geospatial intelligence and human security. Our research in these areas includes theoretical constructs, quantitative and qualitative approaches, regional analyses, and geographic information technologies including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and data mining. Geospatial Intelligence is defined for these purposes as the collection, processing, interpretation, analysis, and visualization of geographically referenced data in an effort to produce information deemed valuable for human security applications.
The mission of GIRL is to produce research based products that promote human security through understanding of geographic phenomena within the physical-human spectrum of our complex, ever-changing local-to-global environments. We research in areas of terrorism, crime, hate, vulnerability, disaster response, and other areas of human security.