In an effort to support the worldwide celebration of GIS Day on Nov. 16, USGIF exhibited at George Mason University and gave a GEOINT 101 presentation at Moorefield Station Elementary School.

USGIF’s participation in GIS Day is part of the many events occurring during USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week.

George Mason University GIS Day

George Mason University’s GIS Day included a career/internship fair, speakers, presentations, the annual student poster/map competition, and more.

Students stopped by the USGIF table to learn about USGIF, membership, and USGIF’s Young Professionals Group.

Moorefield Station Elementary School

USGIF created a “GEOINT 101” presentation and presented it to a fifth grade class at the elementary school on GIS Day. The Foundation worked with DigitalGlobe on the concept of the presentation, targeting grades 5-8. The presentation gives a basic overview of GEOINT to include its history, tools and platforms used in collecting data, and career possibilities.

Additionally, USGIF staff led fun and interactive activities with the students to allow them to learn basic geospatial skills that professional analysts in the GEOINT field use on a daily basis.

USGIF also worked with a USGIF Individual Member who volunteered to present GEOINT 101 to students at Daniel Boone Elementary School and Francis Howell Middle School in Missouri.