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Explain the concept of geospatial intelligence, its significance in various domains, and provide examples of its applications in real-world scenarios.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1. Explain the concept of geospatial intelligence, its significance in various domains, and provide examples of its applications in real-world scenarios. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article discusses geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) and its significance in modern data analysis and decision-making.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about geospatial intelligence, highlight its significance

Directive word:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by introducing the concept of geospatial intelligence and its growing importance in today’s world.

Body:

First, Explain what geospatial intelligence is, including its components like geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and data analysis.

Next, write about the significance of the above in various domains – Significance in security, Urban planning and development, Natural disaster management and Environmental conservation etc. Cite real life examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.