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USGIF Releases Report on Geospatial Intelligence & Community Resilience

Posted on September 21, 2018 with 0 comments

USGIF recently released a new report titled Building Resilient Communities Through Geospatial Intelligence.

Resilient communities withstand and resist unfavorable change imposed by emergencies in a manner that minimizes loss and hastens an expedient and full recovery. This may be construed as encompassing the full life cycle of emergency management. Resilient communities must assess risk and plan for adverse events, take affirmative steps to mitigate threats, respond appropriately when the crisis is at hand, and efficiently deploy resources for recovery.

Geospatial intelligence has emerged as a uniquely valuable tool for disaster management, demonstrating tangible benefits toward enhancing capabilities and infrastructure in the advent of more frequent, increasingly catastrophic disasters. Geospatial intelligence technologies and applications are rapidly proliferating, becoming more readily available, strengthening overall resilience, and enabling the next generation of public safety professionals.

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USGIF to Host Series of Unique Geospatial Intelligence Events in St. Louis

Posted on September 13, 2018 with 0 comments

USGIF will host a unique series of events Oct. 15-17 in St. Louis, Mo., highlighting the region’s vibrant and growing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community.

In the past decade, the St. Louis area has evolved into a hub of geospatial innovation. With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Next NGA West (N2W) campus in development and more industry partners making their mark in the city, GEOINT has catapulted forward, putting St. Louis on the map for geospatial excellence.

On Oct. 16, USGIF will host an unclassified Geospatial Gateway Forum at T-REX, featuring a keynote address and Q&A with NGA Director Robert Cardillo as well as an N2W update and panel discussions on commercial GEOINT, smart cities, and St. Louis-based innovation. A variety of speakers from industry, federal, and local government are scheduled to participate. The day will also include industry flash talks, student demos, and multiple networking opportunities.

On Oct. 17, the Foundation will hold a classified NGA Tech Showcase at the agency’s western campus in St. Louis. The agenda will include remarks by NGA West Executive Brett Markham as well as technology demonstrations, tours of the NGA Operations Center and museum, and networking breaks. Attendance Oct. 17 requires a TS//SI//TK/REL FVEY clearance, which must be passed no later than Oct. 10. Complete agenda and registration information for the Geospatial Gateway Forum and NGA Tech Showcase may be found here.

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Join USGIF for STEMulate St. Louis October 17

Posted on September 12, 2018 with 0 comments

Join USGIF October 17th from 4:00-7:00PM for our STEMulate St. Louis event in Cook Hall at Saint Louis University! Come learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) from companies based in St. Louis. This FREE event will have activities for all ages to include giant maps, puzzles, 3D mapping, a thermal imaging camera, and a STEM Career Panel.

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MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WORKING GROUP MEETING

Event date: September 25, 2018

Learn more about this working group.

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USGIF Education Spotlight

George Mason University

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