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July 24, 2019

Thank You for an Exceptional GEOINT 2019

Bringing together 4,045 attendees and 216 exhibiting organizations, USGIF’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium gathered the global GEOINT Community to discuss opportunities and solve challenges.

GEOINT 2019 was the 15th annual Symposium and this year’s theme was “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.” The event explored the incredible potential when machine learning is applied as a tool to assist human decision-making.

Among the attendees were 730 government and military personnel, including 262 employees of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and significant representation from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the city of St. Louis, Mo. There were 295 international attendees representing 33 countries—including 58 representatives from Canada and 80 from Japan. 236 young professionals and 113 participants from academia were also among this year’s attendees. READ MORE

June 7, 2019

Save the Date for GEOINT 2020

Thank you for a great GEOINT 2019! Mark your calendar for GEOINT 2020, April 26-29, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

June 6, 2019

GEOINT 2019 Show Daily PDF & Trajectory On Location Footage Available

Missed a session? Stuck in a meeting? Couldn’t make it to Tampa? We have you covered.

USGIF’s trajectory delivers the amazing coverage and insight of the GEOINT 2019 as you’ve come to expect in our magazine.

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June 6, 2019

USGIF Announces New Scholarship in Partnership with Dun & Bradstreet

USGIF announced this week at its GEOINT 2019 Symposium that it has partnered with Dun & Bradstreet to offer a new academic scholarship to advance geospatial data science understanding and capabilities.

The Dun & Bradstreet Geospatial Data Science Scholarship will award $15,000 to a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science or Ph.D. in data science who is focused on solving data-intensive, large-scale, location-based problems using engineering, computer science, math, and/or spatial science.

June 5, 2019

Penn State Student Recognized with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award

Tuesday afternoon at USGIF’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium, the 2019 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence was awarded to Capt. Katherine Meckler of the U.S. Air Force.

Meckler is from Mechanicsburg, Penn., and completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State, where she also received an Air Force commission through the U.S. ROTC program. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in geographic information systems at Penn State while stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

The award was presented to Meckler by Director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center Gary W. Blohm along with Ronda Schrenk, vice president of programs at USGIF. The generosity of USGIF, Maxar, and faculty, staff, and friends of Penn State contributed to endowing the Murphy Award.

June 4, 2019

Young Professionals Networking Reception, 5-7 p.m.

Due to weather, the location of the reception will now be at the El Puente Cafe in the convention center.

Looking to meet young professionals at the Symposium? Be sure to stop by our Young Professionals Networking Reception, this evening, 5-7 p.m. Thank you to our co-host Esri’s Young Professionals Network!

See you then!

June 4, 2019

USGIF Announces 2019 Achievement Award Winners

USGIF announced this week the 2019 recipients of its annual Awards Program. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at the Foundation’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium, taking place June 2-5 in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2019 USGIF Award winners are:

  • ACADEMIC: Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • INDUSTRY: Jeffrey D. Clark, Ph.D., Riverside Research
  • GOVERNMENT: Rachael Brady, CAL FIRE
  • MILITARY: GUARDIAN Team, National Guard Bureau
  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Taking Autism To The Sky, Inc.

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds and organizations pushing the community forward. Award winners are nominated by their colleagues and selected by the USGIF Awards Subcommittee.

June 4, 2019

USGIF Recognizes Dr. Annette J. Krygiel with the 2019 Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award

USGIF announced Dr. Annette J. Krygiel as the 2019 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Krygiel is the 15th individual to win this prestigious award. She was recognized on stage this morning at GEOINT 2019.

Krygiel iserved 38 years with the DoD in positions at the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA), the Central Imagery Office, and NGA. She was DMA’s chief scientist until her appointment as director of CIO in 1994.

The Lundahl-Finnie award recipient is nominated and voted upon annually by USGIF’s Board of Directors. This distinguished award was named for Arthur C. Lundahl and Thomas C. Finnie, celebrating their accomplishments—in imagery analysis and mapping, respectively—and their legacies within the GEOINT Community.

June 3, 2019

USGIF Announces 2019 Stu Shea Endowed Scholarship Recipient

This morning at GEOINT 2019, Jaclyn Guz was recognized as the recipient of the Foundation’s Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship. Guz is a student at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., pursuing her Ph.D. in geography.

The scholarship honors K. Stuart Shea, one of the founders of USGIF and the first chief executive and chairman of the organization. The $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one Ph.D. student studying cartography, geography, or imaging science.

The Stu Shea scholarship is part of the overall USGIF Scholarship Program. The full list of 2019 scholarship recipients will be announced this summer. Learn more about the USGIF Scholarship Program here.

June 3, 2019

Pick Up Your Copy of the Show Daily

Trajectory magazines’s Show Daily is a great way to keep up with everything happening at GEOINT 2019! Miss GEOINT Foreword yesterday? Make sure to pick up Day 2 of the Show Daily or download here to get up to speed.

Also be sure to check out Trajectory On Location video content on Vimeo throughout the week.