Human Geography and Cultural Intelligence


Human geography is one of the two major sub-fields of the discipline of geography. Human geography is a branch of the social sciences that studies the world, its people, communities, and cultures[1] with an emphasis on relations of and across space and place. Human geography differs from physical geography mainly in that it has a greater focus on studying human activities and is more receptive to qualitative research methodologies. As a discipline, human geography is particularly diverse with respect to its methods and theoretical approaches to study. [Wikipedia 2012]

Cultural intelligence, cultural quotient or CQ, is a theory within management and organizational psychology, positing that understanding the impact of an individual's cultural background on their behavior is essential for effective business, and measuring an individual's ability to engage successfully in any environment or social setting. [Wikipedia 2012]

Recently, an ESSAN's team, consisting of Drs. George Cybenko and Eugene Santos, Jr. conducted a research study for one of our client to define and demonstrate population of a schema for digital human geography information at scale. The study involved the investigation of the feasibility of applying existing Human Geography tools, techniques and knowledge to intelligence gathered from cyberspace sources; and the feasibility of aggregating multi-INT information from cyberspace and physical space into a "common analytical picture" for identifying possible correlations and/or anomalies.