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2018 USGIF Award Winners Announced

April 24, 2018

USGIF announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Awards Program. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, taking place April 22-25 at the Tampa Convention Center.

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds and organizations pushing the community forward. Award winners are nominated by their colleagues and selected by the USGIF Awards.

“As with all previous awardees, each of the individuals and teams selected for the 2018 USGIF Awards have a wonderfully unique story to be told,” said Kevin Jackson, USGIF Awards Subcommittee Chair. “Stories of exceptional achievement that develop, promote, and advance the GEOINT tradecraft, but more importantly, positively effect our lives and the lives of others all around the world.”

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USGIF Names Dr. Edward M. Mikhail Recipient of the 2018 Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award

April 24, 2018

USGIF announced Dr. Edward M. Mikhail, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Purdue University, as the 2018 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Mikhail is the 14th individual to receive this prestigious award and was recognized on stage during USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium general session.

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USGIF Announces First K. Stuart Shea Endowed Scholarship Recipient

April 23, 2018

Monday morning at USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, Sanghui Han was awarded the first ever $15,000 K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship. Han is pursuing a Ph.D. in imaging science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, N.Y. USGIF Chairman of the Board The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris presented the award to Han on stage.

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There's Still Time to Register for GEOINT 2018

April 20, 2018

The GEOINT 2018 Symposium is almost here! USGIF is at the Tampa Convention Center April 22-25 for our annual geospatial intelligence event.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Register online or visit the registration desk onsite.

Onsite Registration Hours

  • Saturday, April 21, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23, 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 25, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This is your chance to hear from 100+ speakers, see technologies from 250+ exhibitors, participate in 58 hours of training and professional development sessions, and take advantage of the many networking opportunities.

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2017 Annual Report Available for Download

April 16, 2018

The USGIF Annual Report highlights the Foundation’s impact and accomplishments in the span of a year and is now available for download. The report covers statistics on the Foundation’s events, programming, and achievements in 2017 and is a great way to learn more about our organization.

Read and download the 2017 Annual Report

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K-12 Program at GEOINT 2018 Symposium

April 11, 2018

Nearly 140 K-12 students from the Tampa Bay area will have the unique opportunity to engage in STEM activities during the GEOINT 2018 Symposium at the Tampa Convention Center this month. Eighth grade students from Stewart Middle School in Tampa and fifth graders from Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will attend, as well as JROTC cadets from various high schools in Hillsborough County.

USGIF will also debut an interactive map of North America at the Symposium: USGIF’s Portable Planet. The 35-by-26 foot map is an educational tool that not only teaches K-8 students about maps and geography but also allows them to practice critical thinking, spatial analysis, and teamwork skills.

View the full K-12 agenda

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USGIF's Dr. Camelia Kantor Participates at AAG Annual Meeting

April 6, 2018

USGIF’s Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor will be participating in the American Association of Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting April 10-14 in New Orleans.

On April 11, Kantor will be leading a panel discussion on “Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Approach to Improve Geospatial Teaching and Learning.” Accompanying her on this panel are representatives from Boundless, Caliper Corp., Fayetteville State University, and the University of South Carolina. The same day, she will also moderate a panel on “Geospatial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities” with panelists from five universities.

Additionally on April 10 and 12, Kantor will engage in career mentoring sessions as a mentor, providing professional development information and advice for students and job seekers.

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Register for GEOINT 2018 Today

March 27, 2018

We are less than 30 days out from the GEOINT 2018 Symposium, the nation’s premier geospatial intelligence event. Hear keynote addresses from GEOINT leaders, listen to panel discussions, see technologies from 240+ exhibitors, participate in 58 hours of training and take advantage of the many networking opportunities.


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USGIF Awards High School Students for Science Fair Projects

March 22, 2018

Last week, USGIF participated in two regional science and engineering fairs this month, awarding high school students for outstanding projects that demonstrated the use of geospatial intelligence to solve a real-world problem or issue.

At the Loudoun County Regional Science & Engineering Fair March 15, USGIF awarded $500 to Rasvik Kudum from Rock Ridge High School. On March 17 at the Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair, the Foundation awarded $250 each to Kavya Kopparapu and Siona Prasad from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Check out our K-12 webpage to see what other activities we’re doing.

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Triple AmazonSmile Donations Promotion

March 19, 2018

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