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.

All training sessions are located on the Third Level in Rooms 301A-302C.

Morning Training Sessions
7-9 a.m.
Room 301A

An Introduction to the Fundamental Concepts of How Machine Learning & Deep Learning Algorithms WorkAltamira Technologies

This training is a basic introduction to how machine learning (ML) and deep learning algorithms work, how they are used in practice, and how they provide significant insights that can quickly be applied to make better decisions. Furthermore, the ability to perform object identification within images and videos from UAVs, satellites, and sensors is critical for the GEOINT Community. In this session, we will provide an introduction on how ML algorithms learn to deal with problems without programming, and explain how to train a model on a dataset then use the trained model to make predictions on new data.


Geolocation Privacy: Where GEOINT is Taking Privacy LawWilliams Mullen
Room 301C

The goal of this training is to explain how legal and policy frameworks are evolving to address growing concerns with the collection and use geolocation information. It will help both providers and consumers of geospatial information within the GEOINT community to better understand the impact that new privacy and data protection laws around the globe will have on their operations. It will also discuss how organizations within the GEOINT Community can (and should) prepare these changes.


Government Business 101The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Room 302A

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. The course is led by NGA’s Office of Ventures and Innovation.


Efficient Use of Standards-Based Interfaces and Encodings in Geospatial IntelligenceOpen Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Room 302B

This training session will provide participants with an end-to-end tutorial on the application of OGC standards that have been adapted by National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) specifications. The aim of the training session is to enable GEOINT professionals to more efficiently use standards-based interfaces and encoding formats to solve geospatial problems. By equipping GEOINT professionals with the skills to identify and apply OGC standards, this training course will improve the professionals’ ability to meet challenges within their day-to-day work.


Storytelling with DataTableau
Room 302C

This session will focus on the last mile that data travels. An organization spends millions of dollars to collect, process, clean, and finally store data. Automation helps analysis, but in the end, the analyst has to pull something together to share the insight. When an analyst does not spend the time to effectively communicate this insight, the moment is lost. This session will demonstrate the core fundamentals of dashboard visualization design.


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