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Apply for a USGIF 2019 Scholarship

May 9, 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
  • 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.

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NGA MagQuest Challenge Deadline May 16

May 7, 2019

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) launched MagQuest, a $1.2 million global open innovation challenge. NGA calls upon solvers to submit novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model (WMM).

This open innovation challenge is designed to attract new ideas to increase the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of geomagnetic data collection. With MagQuest, NGA aims to inspire domestic and international solvers to apply their expertise to spaceborne, aerial, terrestrial, and other potential solution areas. Solvers from small businesses, academic institutions, labs, startups, and other organizations are encouraged to enter the competition.

Learn more and sign up to participate. The deadline to submit a concept is by May 16.

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Final Week to Book GEOINT 2019 Hotels

May 6, 2019

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay in one of the official GEOINT 2019 hotels. Rooms are selling out quickly, so don’t delay.

The reservation deadline is Friday, May 10.


Rooms are still available at:

LaQuinta Inn & Suites, San Antonio
303 Blum Street
San Antonio, TX. 78205
1 block to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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Several Speakers and Sessions Added to GEOINT 2019 Agenda

May 2, 2019

USGIF recently confirmed several exciting additions to the GEOINT 2019 agenda, including dynamic keynote speakers, a conversation with Hollywood AI experts, a panel discussion on wildfire response, and more.

Confirmed GEOINT 2019 speakers include:

The Honorable Kari Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Jack Dangermond, Founder & President, Esri
Kate Dargan, Co-founder & Chief Strategist, Intterra Group
Bo Ewald, President & CEO, ColdQuanta
Juliane Gallina, Chief Information Officer, CIA
The Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
William Hurley, Founder & CEO, Strangeworks
Lyda Krewson, Mayor, St. Louis, Mo.
The Honorable Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
The Honorable James Reilly, Director, USGS
VADM Robert Sharp, Director, NGA
• And many more!


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USGIF Publishes 2018 Annual Report

April 24, 2019

The Foundation is excited to announce the publication of the 2018 Annual Report! We had so many exciting accomplishments last year. Be sure to check them out!

2018 highlights included:

  • Awarded the first recipients of the Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship and the Reinventing Geospatial Inc. Scholarship
  • Raised $17,780 toward the EdGEOcation Giving Fund
  • Published a “Building Resilient Communities Through Geospatial Intelligence” report as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Offered the Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) Program on the Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) and Marine Corps COOL websites
  • Introduced more than 2,000 K-12 students to GEOINT


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Register Today for GEOINT 2019

April 23, 2019

The nation’s premier geospatial intelligence event of the year returns to the
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, June 2 to Wednesday, June 5.

With the theme of “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success,” GEOINT 2019 will embrace the ongoing artificial intelligence revolution and the incredible potential when machine learning is applied as a tool to assist human decision-making.


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Congratulations to the GEOINT 2019 Golden Ticket Winners

April 22, 2019

USGIF selected 30 individuals for its Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. This program is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals, 35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community, to receive complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT 2019 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders, attendance to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception, and the full Symposium experience.

Read more to see who this year’s winners are.

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Get a Sneak Peek at GEOINT 2019 - April 23

April 19, 2019

Before gathering for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking at the GEOINT Symposium, USGIF shares what our partners at NGA will be looking for as well as what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2019 at our Sneak Peek event.

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m. at Maggiano’s in Tyson’s Corner!

Hear from:

  • Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director of Capabilities, NGA
  • William Caniano, Director, Office of Corporate Communications, NGA
  • Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA

See details and register today!

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Come Work for the Foundation You Love

March 29, 2019

USGIF is looking for GEOINT professionals who have a passion in geography or the geospatial industry. Open positions include GEOINT Education & Professional Development Coordinator, Membership Services Manager, Editorial Intern, and Programs Intern.

Learn More & Apply today!

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USGIF Participates in AAG Meeting April 3-7

March 27, 2019

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. The meeting and events will take place in Washington DC. USGIF would like to invite you to the following sessions featuring are very own exceptional staff.

Thursday, April 4

Friday, April 5

USGIF will also be exhibiting at booth 415 April 4-6. Be sure to stop by.

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