Training - Monday, April 23

Trainings are add-ons and not included in the Symposium Pass registration. Each training session is $25 for USGIF Members and $35 for USGIF Non-Members. Sign up for training during the registration process.

Afternoon Training Sessions
2-4 p.m.

USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) Update and Professional Certification OverviewTalbot Brooks, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies
Room 18

The USGIF Essential Body of Knowledge a living document which describes the breadth and depth of knowledge, skills, and abilities across the full range of topical areas which define the GEOINT industry. It serves as the cornerstone for USGIF certification, academic accreditation, and training programs and was designed in cooperation and support from industry, government, and academia. The current revision cycle for the EBK is focused on improving the document’s usability as a study guide for certification, as a roadmap for academic course development, and as a reference for use in defining positions in the workplace. This session will introduce these aspects of the EBK and include an example training module from the Certified Geospatial Professional – GIS Tools and Analysis Boot Camp training course such that participants can gain a better understanding of how the EBK aligns with USGIF training programs and the exam series.


GEOINT Analysis of Big GEOINT Data within Virtual Desktop EnvironmentsGeneral Dynamics Information Technology
Room 20

This course is designed to develop a foundational understanding of the integration Big Data into to the world of GEOINT Analysis and some technologies that mitigate end user bandwidth and software constraints. This course illuminates the power of integrating improved virtual desktop environments (VDE) that virtually migrate the analysts to the data and exploitation programs over low bandwidth commercial and military communications. Organizations can save on hardware, software, and communications costs and analysts can access, exploit, and disseminate products to decision makers more rapidly.


Leveraging Machine Learning Applications to Solve Big Data ChallengesDiffeo
Room 21
This demonstration will explore open source intelligence data and its relevance to GEOINTers. Diffeo’s AI powered research assistant works alongside a GEOINTer to streamline and accelerate certain intelligence workflows, especially the pre-production research phase. This new approach offloads the time consuming need to act on large amounts of structured and unstructured data in various formats and dynamic data flows using this collaborative research agent.


Tools and Techniques for Cloud-based Exploitation of Geospatial DataHexagon U.S. Federal
Room 22

Attend this class to learn about best practices, new techniques, and lessons learned to implementing geospatial solutions on a cloud-based platform. Specific examples based on Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure will be included. Subtopics include understanding basic and advanced image exploitation workflows, executing geoprocesses to achieve specific analytical results, creating spatial models for execution as REST-based geoprocesses, performing image processing and analysis in a cloud-based environment, performing a wide range of image analysis tasks, and best methods for collaboration across the enterprise. This course will also cover topics that relate to transitioning from traditional desktop-based thick clients to performing those same function in a 100 percent browser-based environment.


Government Business 101National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at USF
Room 23
Government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity, but contracting directly with the government can be daunting. Hear the basics on getting started as a government contractor, finding government customers and business opportunities, and finding resources that can help along the way. This course is intended for businesses new to government contracting, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and students.


Geospatial Temporal TrainingTableau
Room 24
This session will demonstrate how analysts can find interesting patterns hidden in thousands of tabular records by using data analytics and data visualization tools. Subject matter experts will see a few simple but meaningful maps, learn to look at temporal data in both a continuous and discrete context (via a number of chart methods) and when complete, will look at a holistic product in the form of a live dashboard.


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