Training - Tuesday, June 4

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.

Morning Training Sessions
7-9 a.m.

Deep Learning Demystified: AI for GEOINT PractitionersBooz Allen Hamilton

This training session removes the mental barrier that many people encounter when thinking about AI. It ensures that attendees understand the core concepts of deep learning, enabling them to sort out the realities from the hype. Attendees will better understand how automation through AI will allow them to free up their time for tasks that require human-level understanding and context awareness.


Conflation: Merging Overlapping Map DataHarris

How do you combine multiple representations of a geospatial object into a single feature that is geometrically superior with richer attribution? This is the challenge of the conflation process for vector geospatial data. This course will introduce the issues and potential solutions involved with fusing datasets. Participants will learn about procedures for matching and transforming data and will be given overviews of toolsets that exist for automated conflation processing. This course will employ scenarios involving commonly used vector data and attendees will learn methods of choosing the appropriate conflation and validation processes for different types of features.


Introduction to Deep Learning for Computer Vision & GEOINT ApplicationsMIT Lincoln Laboratory

Attendees will be shown the essential mathematical underpinnings of supervised deep learning, along with lessons that help build an intuition for the data-driven needs and limitations of learned models. They will also be introduced to the popular open-source technologies most widely-used among deep learning practitioners. Finally, attendees will be provided an overview of the current state of deep learning as it pertains to GEOINT applications and with guidance for GEOINT subject matter experts who are interested in assessing deep learning approaches for solving relevant problems.


NGA’s Maritime SupportThe National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

This session is an introduction to NGA’s Maritime Support capabilities and coordination with international partners for safety of navigation. Deep dive into how changes in topography in the Arctic are impacting current and future needs. This course is led by NGA’s Source Directorate.


In-Browser 3D Exploitation of Multi-Platform, Multi-Resolution ImageryPixElement

This course will provide knowledge and hands-on training on how to rapidly stream, exploit, and disseminate 3D geospatial products directly in the browser. Participants in this workshop will gain understanding of how massive 3D datasets are created from multi-resolution 2D imagery, processed in the cloud, and served on-demand to the client with minimal bandwidth. Specific examples and integrations based on Amazon Web Services and Cesium will be provided.


Unlocking the Power of Persistence with the Largest Virtual SAR Constellation for Geospatial Intelligence & DiscoveryUrsa Space Systems

Attendees will learn the general data flow required for prototyping SAR-based analytics using open-source software and cloud computing, including going through specific code examples. This course will directly address knowledge areas that teach new machine-driven analytics to synthesize technical, geographic, and extract intelligence information from multi-modal/multi-temporal/multi-sensor data. The workflow for SAR 101 processing will also address skills around geospatial data management in scalable unified file systems and infrastructures to facilitate all-sensor integration and dissemination of insights.


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