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2017 Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017


GEOHuntsville 2017 ROADMAP Demonstration/Exercise (DEMEX)


GEOHuntsville Members and Guests!

You are invited to attend our Blueprint For Safety Phase IV DEMEX where we will test and demonstrate Advanced Situational Awareness and Information Sharing through the Tactical Workspace.

Attendees will see how response to real world events can be enhanced using Sensors, Internet of Things Technologies, and "Ultra-fast Deployment" of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to bring actionable information to the Decision Maker. This fast-paced DEMEX is based on an active shooter, hostage, IED scenario and will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Stay Tuned as information on how to sign up for the DEMEX will be released soon!


Our 2017 GEOHuntsville Demonstration and Exercise is a collaborative effort between GEOHuntsville's GEOINT, Responder, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Working Groups and our Local Response Community.


Our DEMEX event will be co-located with the 2017 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Pathfinder Symposium August 22-24 at the Von Braun Center. Seats for the Symposium are limited. Local, State, Federal (Military and Civilian), and Educational (including students) personnel will be allowed to participate in the Symposium at NO FEE but registration is required to attend. Registration information for the Symposium can be found HERE.  I hope you will plan to attend.


The GEOHuntsville technical and planning teams, facility managers, responders, chiefs and stakeholders have been working hard to put together a very exciting, yet "plausible" real world scenario for this DEMEX and we are grateful for their tremendous support! As we race to the deadline, there is still much to do. Our planning teams and individual working groups continue to work on their pieces of the demo --so please stay tuned for details through your working group's distributions. 
 

Why Huntsville?                  

Huntsville has always been a forward leaning city, as such Mayor Tommy Battle recognizing the vast geospatial capabilities and resources has formed Geo Huntsville to better promote these capabilities. Geo Huntsville is one of three economic development and jobs initiatives sponsored by Mayor Battle (Energy and Cyber are the others).

Objectives: 

  1. Create a collaborative effort among businessess, academia and government
  2. Support workforce growth and economic development
  3. Bring awareness to professional expertise that exists in North Alabama
  4. Identify job opportunities
  5. Establish the region as a major corridor for geospatial excellence

Huntsville's modern existence was founded on space and it continues to be a forerunner in the ever evolving space industry.

  • Huntsville is focused on the commercialization of the earth observation satellite industry opportunties in new space-borne platforms

Huntsville has core capabilities in geospatial information systems (GIS) and software development as well as 3D visualization such as for building information modeling (BIM) technology

  • Several companies in the region have extensive experience in this technology

Geospatial Intelligence: As a major center for defense and intelligence, Huntsville has an opportunity to utilize its existing capabilities in this arena

  • Both the base of defense contractors and work performed on the Redstone Arsenal by the Missile and Space Intelligence Agency (MSIC) and AMRDEC present a defined workforce on which to build

Where are we today?  GeoHuntsville was established as a 501c6 non-profit organization in 2012 and today is made up of over 300 volunteers from the geospatial sector. The backbone of the organization is our working groups. Working groups provide a collaborative forum between users and technologists to develop ideas, pilot projects, proposals and solutions. Currently we are organized into 5 Working Groups: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Responder, Public Agency/Local Government, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Education. 

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GEO Huntsville Working Groups

How the good work gets done!

GEOINT

Addresses the increasing demand for professionals and technologies in the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) field

Local Govt/Public Agency

Serves as a user group for GIS professionals in the local government, utilities, education and other public agencies in North Alabama

Education

Promotes geospatial education and fosters the development of geospatial curriculum among area universities and community                 colleges

Responder

A group of practitioners and technologists collaborating to identify challenges and technology gaps to develop                                 solutions needed to perform public safety tasks.

Small Business/ Entrepreneurship

Formed to increase the value and participation of small business and startups focused on geospatial technologies

Unmanned Aircract Systems (UAS)

Group is focused on defining policy for unmanned                  aerial systems as it integrates with the National                                          Airspace System.


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