Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Working Group

USGIF’s Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Working Group aims to educate its members on legal issues and development related to geospatial information. Membership for this working group is in-house counsel or legal representation for USGIF Member organizations.

For questions, contact the working group co-chair John Martinez at

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting

May 18, 12 p.m.
USGIF Headquarters, Herndon, VA

Commercial Item Contracting: Intellectual Property
The meeting will provide a brief overview of how the Government acquires FAR Part 12 commercial items, focusing on IP rights. This discussion will include recent procurement updates favoring commercial practices as well as GSA’s proposed rule to trump certain commercial terms.

Meeting slides

Geospatial & Remote Sensing Law Working Group at GEOINT 2017

June 6, 1-2 p.m.
GEOINT 2017 Symposium, San Antonio, Texas

Maximizing Effective Use of GEOINT Data and Small Sat Collection-Navigating Privacy and Data Protection Regulatory Issues

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Past Meetings/Events

March 2017 presentation slides

Jan. 19, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Geospatial & Remote Sensing Law Workshop

Dec. 7, 2016
The working group hosted a free, half-day program on legal and policy matters critical to the geospatial community. Lawyers, government contract administrators, and business leaders from across the geospatial community benefited from this program. Sponsored by General Dyanmics Information Technology and Pepper Hamilton LLP

March 17, 2016 Meeting Minutes

February 18, 2016 Meeting Minutes