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

Morning Training Sessions
7-9 a.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.


To Download or Not to Download?BAE Systems
Room 20

Acquire data, retrieve streaming pixels, produce, and disseminate products faster. Learn, first hand, from GXP Subject Matter Experts the functionality available in streaming services and how sensor models and terrain facilitate highly accurate pixel delivery in the National System for Geospatial Intelligence – NSG Enhanced Streaming Services architecture, as it incorporates the latest OGC streaming services. Get hands-on with GXP’s server and desktop applications to experience these services for yourself.


Fast Prototyping of Big Data Analysis Algorithms for Geospatial Discovery and Insights Using Open Source Software and Cloud Computing InfrastructuresDescartes Labs
Room 21

The course will directly address some of the knowledge areas captured under the USGIF GEOINT EBK Competency II (Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis), specifically teaching attendees new ways and processes to synthesize technical, geographic, and intelligence information from multi-modal/multi-temporal/multi-sensor data. In teaching the algorithmic workflow and the interactive demos, the course will indirectly bring in aspects falling under Competency III (geospatial data management in using cloud elastic search and scalable file systems and infrastructures), as well as highlight some of the data visualization tools available in a cloud compute environment for very large geospatial datasets.


Accelerating API Availability with MicroservicesCA Technologies
Room 22

The goal of this training is to provide participants with a solid understanding of what microservices are, what the basic elements of microservice architecture (MSA) are, and in which cases it may be appropriate to consider MSA as an architectural approach in a service-oriented environment.


Overview of Non-commercial Civilian Imaging Satellites and their GEOINT ApplicationsRadiant Solutions
Room 23

NASA, the European Space Agency, and several other civilian government agencies around the world deploy and operate earth imaging satellites. Many of these agencies and organizations make their imagery available to all users at very low cost, or even for free. This training session is intended to provide information about some of these non-commercial, less traditional sources of GEOINT. The session will provide information about the sensors, how to obtain the imagery, and demonstrate some ways their data can augment geospatial intelligence workflows.


Leveraging Satellite & UAV ImagerySafe Software
Room 24

With satellite and UAV imagery becoming increasingly available and frequently updated, government agencies can gain great insights by leveraging this information. This workshop will address the challenges of processing this data for use. Demonstrations will include how a UK Space Agency pilot project has used APIs to build custom apps for government agencies to make use of satellite imagery, and how Southern Company is processing and distributing UAV imagery for improving efficiency and powering business decisions. Attendees will be equipped with the technical knowledge of how data from satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles can be processed and manipulated in preparation for analysis and interpretation.


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