Training - Monday, June 3
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.
Afternoon Training Sessions
Space Based Spectral Image Analytics & Reporting – Maxar
In this training session, attendees will be provided with a detailed understanding of purpose and utility of multi to superspectral imagery. They will also learn how light and energy across key portions of the electromagnetic spectrum can provide unique advantages in the identification of features and phenomenology in satellite imagery. Walk through best practices in spectral image processing and learn how to read a spectral signal strung together by all available bands from a satellite. Lastly, attendees will learn how to properly communicate critical insights learned through multi to superspectral data.
Integrating AI for Comprehensive Location Intelligence – Esri
This session will teach best practices for using native artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools and methods for integrating popular libraries. Attendees will also learn how to apply AI and ML techniques to derive actionable insight from imagery, tabular data, and unstructured data.
Interactive Machine Learning in Satellite & Marine Imagery – Kitware Inc.
This training course will demonstrate interactive machine learning (ML) by analysts based on the open-source Visual Global Intelligence and Analytics Toolkit (VIGILANT) and Video and Image Analytics for Marine Environments (VIAME) systems. These systems allow an analyst to develop ML-based object detectors without the need for any programming. In minutes, an analyst can create a specialized detector for finding objects of interest based on a small number of positive exemplars.
AI for GEOINT Leaders – OGSystems
In this session, OGSystems will present the fundamental AI lexicon and describe how myriad terms, concepts, and capabilities relate to each other. The session will address how AI practitioners understand human intelligence, and how that rapidly evolving framework informs the development of deployable AI systems. Finally, we will touch on several key human elements of the AI revolution such as managing the sometimes unrealistic expectations of GEOINT customers with urgent national security needs but limited budgets.
Working with Planet Data: Human to Machine – Planet
This workshop will cover the extraction of information by a human imagery analyst leveraging visual inspection and then augmenting this extraction by using machine learning models as applied to real-life use cases. This course will be dynamic and engaging for attendees, turning them into active participants in the learning process. Upon completion, each attendee will walk away with not only fundamental understanding of Planet data but also how to work with it and derived products.
Google Earth for Tactical Use Cases – Thermopylae Sciences + Technology
The Google Earth Enterprise Platform (GEEP) is a collection of tools that helps organizations with imagery and other geospatial data make their information accessible and useful to decision-makers and via an intuitive, visual, and fast application. This session will give interested users a crash course in the history and makeup of Google Earth Enterprise (GEE), the basics of how the server and fusion features operate, and a special focus on deploying GEEP for tactical use cases. Topics such as UAS-directed collection, use of ATAK, collection and delivery cycles, and more will be covered.