Training - Tuesday, April 28

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.

Morning Training Sessions
7-9 a.m.

The Five Habits of the Master Thinker: A Practical GEOINT ExercisePherson Associates
Room 20

Great analysis is based on five key critical thinking skills that enable us to assess hard national security problems, anticipate the unexpected, and avoid disastrous mistakes. Focusing on analytic strategies that avoid mental pitfalls and improve communication, this training emphasizes applying the techniques to understand context, check key assumptions, consider alternative explanations, seek inconsistent data, and focus on key drivers and indicators of change.


Designing your Business: Using the Business Model CanvasParsons
Room 21

During this course, participants will be introduced to the concepts of the business model canvas and why business modeling is better than business planning for the generation of ideas. Attendees will have an opportunity to see a demo of the business model canvas for well-known products. Finally, the participants will have an opportunity to map business, or mission, by utilizing the canvas.


Using OGC Web Services to Harness the Power of IoT DataHexagon U.S. Federal
Room 22

In this session, attendees will learn how to become one-minute map managers rapidly combining and publishing geospatial data together with IoT data as OGC web services. Furthermore, as an end user, attendees will see how IoT sensor data can easily be visualized and analyzed in a Smart Digital Reality in the browser. They will receive a sneak peek into the geospatial development platform and have a basic understanding of how to connect to and serve custom geospatial and sensor data formats. The students will use Hexagon’s Luciad Platform to learn key concepts and techniques.


Statistics and Probability Refresher for Machine Learning using PythonRiverside Research
Room 23

Understanding statistics and probability is fundamental to understanding how machine learning is done. This course will use Python to build machine learning application as examples. Python is an essential area of machine learning and understanding statistics and probabilities. This course is a compelling class for those who are interested in machine learning and want to have a statistics/probability refresher.


Do You Speak Data?BAE Systems
Room 24

This session will introduce participants to the concept of big data, a standard lexicon of data descriptors. The session will demonstrate how merging data sets can inform decisions of public safety and security using a simulated widespread disaster. By focusing on developing a mutual language, attendees will be better positioned to leverage emerging and existing technologies in support of the GEOINT mission. The session will introduce terms and processes that will enable attendees to share knowledge, create connections, and drive meaningful conversations to create strategic capabilities with mission advantage.


GIS for the Rest of Us: Advanced Geospatial Training in TableauTableau
Room 25

This session will cover geospatial analysis at all levels, from Foundational – which will include exploring geospatial hierarchies such as country, state, city, etc., as well as building maps in one click, to the Application level – which includes incorporating maps into dashboards or applications that filter off other data visualizations, to even Mastery – which includes incorporating multiple data sources and leveraging the use of spatial functions such as distance and proximity to find the additional insights that GIS can provide.


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