GEOINT 2022 Innovative Tradecraft Competition

Solving intractable problems with GEOINT – entries now open for this year’s competition!


USGIF and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) bring you this third annual Innovative Tradecraft Competition, an opportunity for USGIF and OGC members to demonstrate innovative GEOINT solutions addressing mission problems through visualization, discovering needles in needle stacks, data sharing, and interoperability. This year, we’d like to see how our community might tackle seemingly intractable problems leveraging GEOINT. Solving problems like deep fakes, cyber threats, climate change, space junk, and social unrest may seem daunting, but the power of GEOINT may be the foundation to make progress against these daunting challenges. Whether you choose to address one of those problems, or tackle a different intractable problem, we’d love to see what our community can offer as a way to get started on a solution or mitigation.

Competitors may represent a single organization or multiple organizations (multi-org teams must identify a lead organization), however, each entry will be limited to one presenter.  Competitors may wish to avail themselves of free and open data sources listed in the USGIF Educational Anthology for development activities related to the competition and/or use proprietary datasets and capabilities.

Each entry includes admission for the presenter and up to three guests to attend the first-round competition. Note: with USGIF/OGC permission, presenters may attend/present virtually.

USGIF will accept up to 20 entries on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry fee is $1200 per competitor.

First Round:

  • The four finalists will be announced at the end of the event on March 16. They will present in person on the Main Stage of the GEOINT 2022 Symposium in Aurora, Colorado, receive one free entry to the GEOINT Symposium, and be featured in a com article focused on this competition.
  • Two additional runners up will have the opportunity to present in the Innovation Hub at the GEOINT 2022 Symposium.

Final Round:

One grand prize winner will be selected by audience vote at the GEOINT 2022 Symposium. The Grand Prize will include:

  • A full-length article on the com website and a feature in the OGC blog
  • An opportunity to present at an upcoming OGC member meeting
  • Most importantly, bragging rights!

Visit the event page to learn more about this exciting competition and good luck!

First Round: Wednesday, March 16, 0830-1600

USGIF Trajectory Event Center, 13665 Dulles Technology Dr. Suite 150, Herndon, VA and via Webinar

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