St. Louis Area Working Group

USGIF established the St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG) to bring together professionals from the government (both NGA and local), military, industry, academia and community to create lasting educational and community pathways to geospatial degrees, certifications and/or careers in the St. Louis Region.

The working group will work to support or build new geospatial centric pipelines that integrate and amplify existing NGA efforts designed to educate and train individuals from the greater St. Louis area and surrounding region. The end goal of this work is to grow and sustain a populace within St. Louis and surrounding regions that possess the necessary geospatial skillsets to qualify for and fill existing and future NGA or Industry technical, analytic and management careers.

Working Group Co-Chairs: Andy Dearing, Justin Bennett, Steve Wallach, and Steven Thomas

Interested in participating in this working group? Email

Upcoming Meetings & Events

GeoSTL Mapathon – Oct. 14

1 p.m. CT
14th and St. Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO

A Mapathon is a mapping event in which the participants contribute to OpenStreetMap. The goal of a mapathon is to add features to OSM to increase the digital footprint of an area. Tasks are divided among the participants. Both indoor and outdoor tools are used. Participants are encouraged to bring a computer, phone or a notebook. All skill levels are welcome. On the spot training is provided. SLAWG Member Dustin Turbin will be leading the October Mapathon. Open to everyone and family-friendly training will be available onsite.

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Monthly Meeting – Oct. 25

3 p.m. CT
Boileau Hall, St. Louis University, St. Louis & webmeeting

Monthly Meeting – Nov. 29

3 p.m. CT
Location TBD

Monthly Meeting – Dec. 21

1-3 p.m. CT
CIC, 4240 Duncan Avenue, Havana Room, St. Louis, MO