Training - Wednesday, April 25

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

Training Sessions
7-9 a.m.

Using Space-time Boxes to Derive Patterns of Interest from Multiple Commercial Satellite SourcesOGSystems
Room 20
This workshop showcases the use of a combination of both geohashing and temporal hashing that is known as “geo-temporal” hashing or “space-time” boxes. Attendees will see how geo-temporal hashing can be used to provide a solution to the problem of disambiguation of entities or events across data from multiple sources. Attendees will gain a better understanding of spatial, temporal, and geotemporal patterns of interest. In addition, the workshop will show how the “space-time” boxes provide a mathematical foundation for automating discovery and a computationally efficient technique for finding both simple and complex spatial, temporal, and spatiotemporal behavioral patterns of interest.


Building Your Geospatial Data LakeDXC.technology and Amazon Web Services
Room 21

DXC.technology and Amazon Web Services (AWS) present a course covering how to design a geospatial data lake and how to permission different groups and applications to access and analyze large geospatial datasets. A data lake is a construct that allows organizations to store data, structured and unstructured, in a central repository. It affords users enhanced analytics capabilities and eliminates silos of information. Learn from subject-matter experts about a variety of AWS technology for populating data lakes, monitoring new ingestion, and processing data for meaningful analysis. Examine considerations for structured data, such as relevant database engines with geospatial support, as well as considerations for unstructured data in the form of object storage. Address how to protect and secure data based on an organization’s needs.


Assessing Geospatial Data Quality and Fitness-For-UseContinental Mapping Consultants
Room 22

This training course will teach a holistic approach for the evaluation, measurement, and reporting of geospatial data quality that addresses both quantitative aspects of quality such as topological structure and locational accuracy as well as qualitative aspects of quality such as errors of omission, errors of commission, attribute accuracy, and thematic correctness. In addition, this training course will help attendees define fitness-for-use concepts with geospatial data quality to ensure there is a best fit between the business requirement in question and the available geospatial data. The course will leave attendees with the ability to comprehensively evaluate geospatial data quality and its fitness-for-use.


Crowdsourcing & Citizen Convergence for Disaster Relief & RecoveryGeoHuntsville and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Room 23
For the past three years, NGA and the City of Huntsville, Alabama have been co-developing GeoQ for disaster relief and recovery. GeoQ is an open source platform that provides a framework to support assisted intelligence for distributed analysis and machine learning. Come learn about the developments made that have allowed for 80+ successful deployments for crisis response support, demos/exercises, and testing/training events. This course is intended for anyone wanting to learn more about crowdsourcing geospatial intelligence or anyone interested in disaster relief & recovery.


Using USGS-Provided Geospatial Data and GEOINT Products for Remote Sensing Research, Outreach, and EducationU.S. Geological Survey
Room 24

The course will provide information about access to more than 200 different data sets, including satellite imagery, aerial photography, Radar, LIDAR, elevation and land cover datasets, digitized maps, and other geospatial products types. However, the course focus will be on four data sets: Landsat Imagery, Declassified Satellite Imagery, Sentinel-2 data, and Global Fiducials Program (GFP) Imagery.


Navigating the Intelligence Community (IC)K. Dworkin, IC Senior Executive (Retired)
Room 25

Each organization in the IC is responsible for a particular mission or missions, and performs intelligence-related functions consistent with its missions and responsibilities. Like people, organizations in the IC have “personalities” based on different mission demands and the requisite professional skill sets of the agency workforce. This session is intended to provide an interactive forum for examining the missions and personalities of several IC organizations, to gain insight into how organizational cultures affect IC mission partnerships, collaboration, and intelligence integration.


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