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EO Training Session January 28

Posted on January 22, 2015 with 0 comments

The USGIF Commercial Electro Optical Imagery Working Group is hosting a free, unclassified training session on January 28 at 8:00 a.m. at the U.S. Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, VA.

Attendees will learn about commercial electro optical imagery. Modules include services under NGA’s EnhancedView contract, an overview of the RapidEye Constellation, and much more. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion following the session.

This training is only open to Army Geospatial Center employees and contractors with access to the facility.

Register today to attend this training session!

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Special Monograph Discount for World Economic Forum Attendees

Posted on January 21, 2015 with 0 comments

USGIF is pleased to offer attendees of the World Economic Forum the 20% member discount pricing on our Monograph, “Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Challenges to Global Security.” Understanding the world requires keen insight to how geography affects human activity. Similar to the attendees of the World Economic Forum, USGIF is concerned with mapping the transformations shaping our globe.

Edited by Dr. Darryl Murdock, Dr. Robert Tomes, and Dr. Christopher Tucker, the 232-page monograph features a collection of articles from thought leaders including Parag Khana and Lee Schwartz as well as other leading human geography practitioners from around the globe.

Purchase your copy today!

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Building Agility at NGA

Posted on January 20, 2015 with 0 comments

“Improving agility to fight the adversary” was a recurring theme for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo at USGIF’s Jan. 13 GEOINTeraction Tuesday event. Cardillo addressed a crowd of more than 150 people who turned out for USGIF’s first event of 2015 to hear NGA’s leader speak on topics ranging from mitigating global threats to creating coherence at the agency.

“Whether it’s cyber activity out of North Korea or terrorist activity in the heart of Paris, we all know the adversary is becoming more and more agile,” Cardillo said. “It’s becoming of us to defeat that agility with our own, and to turn quicker and produce more effective results.”

Read the entire recap of the event at

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