Trainings - Monday, June 5

Morning Training Sessions
7-9 a.m.

Trainings are add-ons and not included in the Symposium Pass registration. Each training session is $25 for USGIF Members and $30 for USGIF Non-Members. Sign up for training during the registration process.


Hacking for Defense: Solving National Security Problems with Speed and UrgencyBMNT
River Level 006C

The challenges faced by national security organizations outpace the speed of response. This session introduces participants to a new set of tradecraft tools that help geospatial intelligence professionals rapidly test hypotheses and build impactful innovative solutions. The “Hacking for Defense” process facilitates the curation and translation of hard intelligence problems into commercial language, situations, and applications using lean methodologies.


3D Terrain Modeling: Imagery or Lidar or Both?Woolpert
River Level 006D

The goal of this training course is to provide a dynamic forum to address current advances in aerial and land-based geospatial sensors technologies and data processing for 3D modeling of the terrain as it relates to the geospatial, defense, and intelligence communities.


Remote Sensing Applications For Natural Disasters: Harnessing The Power Of Lidar, Radar, Imagery And Machine Learning For Disaster ManagementNortheastern University
River Level 007A

Remote sensing technology plays an important role in the disaster management cycle. As new collection methods continue to emerge, so do applications and methodologies that can lead to more informed decision making. This course will teach attendees how LiDAR, radar, and imagery can be used to address areas of the disaster management cycle using real-world scenarios and open-source data.


API Strategy and Design for Geospatial Data and ServicesCA Technologies
River Level 007B

In this training, attendees will look at general aspects of API strategy, design, and management. For each of those aspects, participants will specifically look at the additional challenges that geospatial data introduces and how they can be addressed by using established design patterns and technologies.


Cyber Attack and Defense Wargame with IT, Industrial and GEOINT contextSAIC
River Level 007C

In this scenario-oriented and interactive training event, we will immerse participants of varying skillsets, backgrounds, and interests into a realistic cybersecurity attack and defense scenario. We will introduce an attribution role combining forensic analysis, geospatial attribution, and other skills useful for understanding assets being attacked and vectors used by attackers.


Application of Machine Learning toward Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Research, Discovery, and Entity Disambiguation of Foreign Defense Resources and Physical InfrastructureDiffeo
River Level 007D

The goal of this training session is to teach analysts the benefits of machine learning systems as applied to OSINT research with a focus on GEOINT-relevant examples.


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