Trainings - Wednesday, May 18

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.

Global GEOINT in Action GGDM TrainingArmy Geospatial Center
Osceola Breakout Room 1

The Ground-Warfighter Geospatial Data Model (GGDM) provides a mechanism to consistently depict and use “common” geospatial vector data across Army programs, Marine Corps systems, and allies to ensure interoperability and compliance with the National System for Geospatial Intelligence Feature Data Dictionary. The purpose of GGDM is to develop and maintain a ground forces geospatial logical and physical database model containing common geospatial concepts required to share data and support common geospatial application services across the Army Geospatial Enterprise.


Application of Statistical Machine Translation for Multilingual Social Media Exploitation and AnalyticsSDL Government
Osceola Breakout Room 2

This training will provide analysts background of state-of-the-art statistical machine translation technology and will focus on the latest techniques aimed at overcoming the complexities that analysts face in dealing with multilingual informal content. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how the latest advancement in statistical machine translation operational engines enables multilingual social media distillation and exploitation.


Mapping Economic Indicators From Commercial Electro Optical Satellite Imagery: A Case Study in World Bank Poverty Analysis of Sri LankaLAND INFO Worldwide Mapping
Osceola Breakout Room 3

This session will use an extensive Sri Lanka poverty mapping project recently completed for the World Bank to demonstrate how to successfully perform feature extraction and classification of high-res optical satellite imagery. The presentation will include a review of imagery selection/processing considerations and explore manual methods vs. automated OBIA (Object Based Image Analysis). Output of custom mapping including statistics will be compared to OSINT, and applications of map data layers extracted from imagery will be discussed.


Technical Applications for Geospatial IntelligenceEsri
Osceola Breakout Room 4

This session provides a range of foundational to intermediate level knowledge about the application of geospatial analysis. Throughout the session, we will discuss the following: Evaluate and prepare geospatial data for use in GEOINT fusion, analysis, and intelligence products; perform different types of geospatial analyses to evaluate potential threats and identify patterns, hot spots, and clusters; evaluate suitability of multiple locations for tactical operations; and understand how the creation of operational map products aid in improving outcomes.


Employee Social Business ActivationMark Hewitt, Socially Savvy
Osceola Breakout Room 5

The employee social business activation training focuses on the science and art of social business. Topics covered include social channel activation and optimization, original content creation, growing and deepening network, and leveraging online interactions to facilitate offline behavior. The training is grounded in a workbook provided to participants.


Global Cyber Security on Earth and in SpaceAlan W Silberberg, CEO of Digijaks, SME for Cyber Security to U.S. SBA, Member of California Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force
Osceola Breakout Room 6

Cybersecurity is both global and personal at the same time. There are three major aspects to cybersecurity in the geospatial intelligence arena. First is the people, their immediate devices and susceptibility to social engineering attempts. The second is the ground based hardware and software, locations on real surfaces. The third is the geospatial platforms and software. Learn the basics, and ask tough questions.


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