Geospatial Intelligence

As of 1 July 2008, the NZDF's Joint Geospatial Support Facility was renamed the NZDF Geospatial Intelligence Organisation (GIO) and command was transferred from Chief of Navy to HQNZDF (Assistant Chief Strategic Commitments and Intelligence Branch). Then on 1 July 2012, the GIO merged with Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) elements of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to form GEOINT New Zealand (GNZ).

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The primary military role of GNZ is to provide geospatial information products to support NZDF military operations, exercises and other activities in the delivery of outputs to Government and other approved customers in order to support defence policy objectives. 

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is defined as the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information about features and activities of defence, security, economic, safety or intelligence interest, conceptualised in the context of location and time.



This page was last reviewed on 10 October 2012, and is current.