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GEOINT 2019 Registration and Housing Now Open

February 14, 2019

Registration and housing are now open for GEOINT 2019 Symposium attendees! Make sure to book your hotel room and take advantage of early bird discounts when you register.

The early bird registration rate ends March 11.

All official GOEINT 2019 hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and are only available through the Symposium website and our registration partner SPARGO.



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USGIF Publishes Version 2.0 of its GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge

February 13, 2019

USGIF published version 2.0 of its Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK). The GEOINT EBK is the foundation for USGIF’s efforts to create a pipeline for the global GEOINT workforce via its K-12, Collegiate Accreditation, and Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) programs.

The EBK is developed by conducting a cross-industry job analysis to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the GEOINT workforce, and outlines standards for the broad practice of GEOINT. As the GEOINT profession continues to evolve so does the EBK, reflecting meaningful changes to the tradecraft and incorporating new technology and methodologies.

Click here to download the version 2.0 of the GEOINT EBK.

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USGIF Now Accepting Proposals for GEOINT 2019 Lightning Talks

February 8, 2019

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2019 theme: “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.” GEOINT 2019 will take place June 2-5 in in San Antonio, Texas. Lightning Talks are 7 minutes in length and visuals and graphics are strongly encouraged. The talks will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. June 3 and 4. Lightning Talks must focus on GEOINT applications performed by scientists, academics, analysts, or other community professionals.

USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, and Academic Partners/Accredited School representatives are invited to submit Lightning Talk proposals. Submissions imply a commitment to attend the GEOINT Symposium if selected. Marketing pitches are not acceptable and will be disregarded during the proposal review process.

All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. EST Feb. 22.

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USGIF Participates in Review of the Nation’s Spatial Data Infrastructure

February 5, 2019

On Feb. 4, the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO), of which USGIF is a member, released the second Report Card in its ongoing review of the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). This Report Card serves as a periodic assessment of the nation’s geospatial data infrastructure, which, like other forms of public works, is essential for the country’s economy, health, safety, and activities of daily life.

The Report Card, completed in December 2018, leveraged the input of subject matter experts from the public and private sectors with knowledge in each of the eight national framework data themes: addresses, cadastres, elevation, geodetic controls, governmental units, hydrography, orthoimagery, and transportation. USGIF Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor serves as the Foundation’s COGO delegate and contributed to the report as a reviewer in the area of transportation.

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USGIF's Small Sat Workshop Feb. 19-20

February 4, 2019

Don’t miss USGIF’s must-attend Small Satellite Workshop Feb. 19-20 at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. This two-day workshop, focusing on The Speed of Innovation, will feature both an unclassified and classified day with keynotes, panels, exhibitors, networking, and more.

Registration for both days will close Feb. 12 at 3pm (EST).


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Apply for a USGIF 2019 Scholarship

February 1, 2019

USGIF opened its 2019 Scholarship Program! Every year, USGIF awards scholarships of various amounts to exceptional students studying geospatial sciences and related fields.

Scholarships include:

  • Doctorate
  • Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship
  • Graduate
  • Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications
  • Undergraduate
  • RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering
  • Graduating High School Senior

See details about each scholarship.


The deadline to apply is May 15. The Stu Shea Scholarship deadline is Feb. 28.

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USGIF Publishes 2019 State & Future of GEOINT Report

January 29, 2019

USGIF recently published its 2019 State and Future of GEOINT Report, which illustrates forward-looking trends in the GEOINT Community such as machine learning and AI, mixed reality, open-source software, and much more. This year’s report also explores GEOINT’s role in adjacent industries and causes such as economics, nonproliferation, and infrastructure.

The annual State and Future of GEOINT Report is a collection of articles intended for use by all GEOINT practitioners. The unclassified document contains concise descriptions of problems, achievements, and emerging issues and technologies as a guide to better understand the global geospatial intelligence mission.

Download the report here

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Apply for the USGIF 2019 Awards Program

January 24, 2019

Receive recognition for achievements in the GEOINT Community by applying for USGIF’s 2019 Awards Program.

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the global geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) tradecraft’s brightest minds and most innovative organizations. The program shines a spotlight on outstanding GEOINT achievements in five categories: academic, community support, government, industry, and military. Download the nomination forms and submit by Thursday, March 7.

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GEOINT EBK Webinar - Feb. 27

January 11, 2019

USGIF’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor will be participating in a webinar Feb. 27, 2-3 p.m. EST.

The webinar is hosted by Directions Magazine and the GeoTech Center and focused on the 2019 Geospatial Intelligence Essential Body of Knowledge (GEOINT EBK). The session will overview updates to the GEOINT EBK and its learning objectives.

In addition to Kantor, webinar participants include:

  • Christopher Anderson, Senior Director, GSX
  • Talbot Brooks, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies, Delta State University
  • Rodney Jackson, Assistant Director, National Geospatial Technology Center

Register to listen

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GEOINT 2019 YPG Golden Ticket Program Now Open

January 9, 2019

Each year, USGIF offers the YPG Golden Ticket Program as an opportunity for young professionals to win an exclusive opportunity to the GEOINT Symposium to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT world in a personal setting.

This year USGIF is selecting 30 young professionals for the YPG Golden Ticket Program to attend the GEOINT 2019 Symposium, June 2-5, in San Antonio, Texas. The program includes private networking events, luncheons with government and industry seniors, and admission to the chairman’s reception among other opportunities.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 20.


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