A career in the field of geospatial intelligence entails the collection, analysis and dissemination of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically-referenced activities in the air, land, maritime and space domains.

Emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, present exciting opportunities to enable the processing, storage and analysis of geospatial data. As the lead geospatial intelligence agency for the Australian Government, Defence operates in a unique, challenging and dynamic environment.

Analysts make a vital contribution to protect the lives and safety of Australians at home and overseas by providing intelligence to decision makers at all levels.

  • Safe international and domestic navigation in Australian waters.
  • Situational awareness.
  • Targeting capability.
  • Charting function.
  • Hydrographic surveying and charting.
  • Earth observation, maritime, geodesy and mapping activities.
  • Satellite technologies for enhanced military surveillance.

Collaboration and partnerships

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Bureau of Meteorology logo
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