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October 27, 2016

See you in San Antonio, June 4-7!

Save the date for the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas!

We look forward to seeing you then!

July 7, 2016

GEOINT 2016 Embraces the GEOINT Revolution

Bringing together more than 3,500 attendees and 265 exhibiting organizations, USGIF hosted its GEOINT 2016 Symposium for the global GEOINT Community to discuss opportunities and solve challenges.

GEOINT 2016, held May 15-18, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., was the 12th annual Symposium and this year’s theme was “The GEOINT Revolution.” The Symposium focused on how adjacent markets and emerging technologies are influencing the GEOINT Community while at the same time geospatial intelligence is playing an increasing role in everything from the Internet of Things and augmented reality to mobile technology and data analytics.

“There was palpable energy at this year’s Symposium,” said USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback. “The discussions and level of engagement were on par with or exceeded any event in the Foundation’s history. There was genuine excitement surrounding the tremendous opportunity afforded to our Community by the advent of the GEOINT Revolution.”

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May 23, 2016


This year’s Symposium was fantastic! Thanks to all our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors—we couldn’t have made GEOINT 2016 a success without you. A special shout out to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center for hosting us. We look forward to seeing everyone at GEOINT 2017, June 4-7, in San Antonio, Texas!

Download GEOINT 2016 Show Dailies.

View GEOINT 2016 videos.

May 18, 2016

UPDATE: Closing Reception Now at Emerald Plaza

Due to the forecast of rain, the closing reception has moved from Coquina Lawn to Emerald Plaza 6-8 p.m.

Join USGIF one last time by attending the GEOINT 2016 Closing Reception. This will be your last opportunity at the GEOINT Symposium to see friends, catch up with colleagues, and make new business partners.

May 18, 2016

Download Your Copy of the GEOINT 2016 Show Daily

Don’t forget to pick up each issue of the GEOINT 2016 Show Daily while at the Symposium.

Run by USGIF’s trajectory magazine and published each day of the conference, the Show Daily includes exhibitor highlights, conference news and updates, keynote speaker and panel discussion recaps, photo galleries, an agenda-at-glance, and more.

Day 4 highlights include:

  • Keynote Recaps: The Honorable Stephen Welby,
  • Remote Sensing Panel
  • Government Pavilion Stage
  • Lifetime Achievement Award & USGIF Award Presentations
  • From the Floor exhibitor profiles

Download the Day 4 issue

May 17, 2016

USGIF Reveals 2016 Awards Program Recipients

USGIF today announced the five recipients of its 2016 Awards Program. This year’s recipients are The Geospatial Semester at James Madison University; Exemplar City Inc.; the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s iMAP Team; ABACO SpA’s Research & Development Team; and Gunnery Sgt. Jesus M. Bocanegra, Marine Special Operations Company, U.S. Special Operations Command. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at USGIF’s GEOINT 2016 Symposium, held May 15-18, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

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May 16, 2016

The Honorable Martin C. Faga Named USGIF’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

This morning USGIF announced The Honorable Martin C. Faga, former director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as the 2016 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Faga is the 12th individual to receive this prestigious award and was recognized during USGIF’s GEOINT 2016 Symposium general session.

Faga was unable to attend the Symposium and accept the award in person, but he instead recorded an on-camera interview about his career and how it feels to receive this recognition.

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May 13, 2016

GEOINT 2016 Must Knows

GEOINT 2016 is just days away! Here’s some helpful information to help plan your trip to GEOINT 2016, May 15-18.

Onsite Registration Hours

  • Saturday, May 14: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 18: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dress Code
Attendees are welcome to wear business casual attire throughout the event, to include the general sessions, trainings, and the exhibit hall. Military officers and enlisted personnel are encouraged to wear their uniform of the day. Casual attire is recommended for the Welcome and Closing Celebrations.

Download the GEOINT 2016 Mobile App
Experience the GEOINT Symposium like never before. Be sure to download the official GEOINT 2016 Mobile App available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices. The app provides an updated agenda, news announcements, wayfinding, social media feeds, maps, and much more.

Download the GEOINT 2016 Digital Event Guide
Want the ability to print the agenda or bios? Download the digital event guide to preview full exhibitor descriptions, speaker bios, sessions and events.

Bus Shuttle
You’ll always have easy access to and from the Gaylord and Caribe throughout the week. USGIF will be running buses every 15 minutes, and it takes only 10 minutes to travel 3 miles from the Caribe Royale to Gaylord Palms.

May 11, 2016

25+ Speakers at the Government Pavilion Stage

Stop by the Government Pavilion Stage at Booth 2317 in the exhibit hall to hear government representatives discuss what they need from industry as well as how industry can find more business opportunities.

Speakers include:

  • Terry Busch, Chief, Integrated Analysis and Methodologies Division, DIA
  • Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center; and Geospatial Information Office, U.S. Army
  • Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, NGA
  • Dave Lilley, Deputy Director, Geospatial Management Office, DHS

And many more!

This is a rare opportunity to interact with the personnel that are implementing the Community’s programs.

See the Government Pavilion Stage agenda.

May 9, 2016

Participate in USGIF's ABI Working Group Indoor Positioning Challenge

During GEOINT 2016, attendees are invited to participate in the USGIF Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) Working Group’s Indoor Positioning Challenge and collect data that can be used to provide your location on the exhibit hall floor. Users will use an app to collect the data, which is provided by MITRE, in partnership with USGIF.

Users will be able to compete by imaging QR codes throughout the expo floor while using Wifi, BLE Beacon signals, as well as mobile sensor information to report their position anonymously. Leaderboard and all data from the challenge will be available at for challenge participants.

The challenge is only available for Android users. Download the GEOINT 2016 IPS Challenge app from the Google Play store.

Stop by the ABI Working Group’s table immediately inside the exhibit hall entrance to learn more about the challenge and participate.

For questions, contact