Training - Wednesday, June 5

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.

Training Sessions
7-9 a.m.

LiDAR Workflows in GISEsri

This session will teach best practices for working with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data in ArcGIS. Attendees will learn LiDAR basics and fundamentals as well as the best practices for managing, editing, visualizing, and sharing it in 2D and 3D. They will also learn several workflows for deriving useful information products from LiDAR data as well as performing 2D and 3D analysis on LiDAR-derived products.


The Global RF Layer for the GEOINT CommunityHawkEye 360

This class presents a new domain of geospatial information—the global Radio Frequency (RF) layer. This course will help users effectively utilize an RF foundational data layer captured by satellite-based remote sensing. Attendees will learn how to access and visualize global RF data using GIS and analysis tools. Subject matter experts will provide a full view of how RF analytics can directly support human security and national or homeland security efforts.


Artificial Intelligence DemystifiedHexagon Federal

This course will enable the layperson to gain a basic understanding of different AI techniques, terminology, and application frameworks. They will also learn about the skill sets necessary to develop AI-based geospatial applications, and will gain exposure to some real-world examples of how AI is being applied to solve geospatial problems. Knowledge gained can then be applied in a variety of ways, such as seeding ideas for applying AI to geospatial problem sets, evaluating proposals, better understanding the true usefulness of applications, interacting with and managing development teams, identifying appropriate staff and gaps for AI development projects, and so on.


Mobile Awareness GEOINT Environment (MAGE)The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

MAGE is a mobile app designed to operate in a low-bandwidth or disconnected environment. Ideal for disaster response personnel, urban search and rescue teams, and others that need interactive content to assist with their tasks, MAGE users can capture geo-tagged pictures, audio, or video, and use these media files to annotate entries and instantly share that information with others on their team. MAGE is an open-source product NGA has enabled for use throughout the geospatial enterprise. This course will be led by NGA’s GEOINT Services Team.


Fostering Bottom’s Up Innovation in Large Solution SAFEOGSystems

This course will help attendees understand how agile MVP features and success criteria can be managed alongside legacy requirements to meet the needs of a large government organization. Attendees will be introduced to technique and tool configurations that foster agile innovation in a way that maintains enterprise visibility and configuration control over the emerging and existing technical baseline. They will also see how JIRA, JIRA Portfolio, Confluence, and Tableau can be implemented to provide visibility, metrics, and dynamic reporting for program and senior management.


Efficient & Effective Data Fusion of Open and Intelligence Data Sources to Protect U.S. InterestsOracle

Attendees will be trained on new tools that enable geospatial data scientists and novice users to leverage a comprehensive portfolio of geospatial analysis functions in a drag-and-drop environment to create new intelligence data and then to visualize multiple dataset mashups in real time. Attendees will learn how to quickly uncover geospatial relationships and achieve optimal performance in geospatial structured data that cover a variety of spatial model formats such as network models, georaster, and LIDAR data, all with support for projected and geodetic coordinate systems.


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