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GEOHuntsville Summit 2017!

Monday, February 27, 2017 
Educator Training Facility (ETF) Auditorium at the
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama

REGISTER NOW!
HURRY --  Early registration discounts apply until February 14th

GEO Huntsville Summit 2017! is a one day summit designed to give participants the latest information on both new and ongoing Geospatial industry, government and educational initiatives. Get exclusive insights from geospatial thought leaders and join your peers in the industry to understand how to successfully navigate our ever-changing sector.

The focus will be on how geospatial technology contributions are making
Communities Safe, Secure and Sustainable


Key Themes include:

  • How Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and their products are integrating into the Geospatial sector
  • GEOHuntsville's newly formed UAS Working Group
  • GEOHuntsville's 2017 Demonstration Roadmap - A Blueprint for Safety  
  • Open Data for Geospatial Use and Advances in Open Source Geospatial Tools

Oakridge National Lab's (ORNL) will provide a guided, hands-on training session for the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT). IMPACT is a free all-hazards planning tool for first responders. IMPACT combines simulation, visualization, and mapping into an integrated user interface and is in use by over 400 federal, state, and local government agencies and their partners.

We will hold a special session on GEOHuntsville's
TechVet ForumLearn how the geospatial community is engaging in this revolutionary method of getting new innovations into the hands of those who need it most. Hear a panel discussion with Investors, Innovators, and Funding agencies to promote dialog to advance funding opportunities. A Q/A session will follow.

Seating is limited in this venue, so register early!

See the Full AGENDA
Monday, February 27th 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I hope you will join us for GEOHuntsville Summit 2017!


GEOHuntsville 2017!
A GEOHuntsville Initiative Event
is proud to be a part of Innovate Huntsville 2017

 

Like to HACK for the Greater Good?
February 25-26th, 2017  
-- Space is Limited! -- 
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Learn more HERE
Join us for the 2nd Annual GEOHackHsv Event that will kick-off GEOHuntsville Summit 2017!

Members of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and GEOHuntsville are hosting this year's Hack Event.

We’ve seen first-hand the deadly results of floods. The challenge is knowing where and when exactly the floods will take place and staying in front of the impending natural disaster. With no controlling mother nature, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and GEOHuntsville are sponsoring the opportunity for anyone to come make a real difference. Once the flooding does take place, it is imperative that all departments, from public safety, transportation & FEMA, have enough resources on hand and the right information to act in real-time.

Expedition: Hackathon 2017

Co-Sponsored By 

GEOHuntsville 2017!
A GEOHuntsville Initiative Event
is proud to be a part of Innovate Huntsville 2017

2017 Upcoming Events

GEOHackHsv HackAThon February 25-26

            REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Read more

GEOHuntsville Summit and TechVet 4 February 27-28 

            Registration is Now Open!

GEOHuntsville GEOINT Workshop   August 9

Interested in Sponsoring?
JOIN Over 50 Private Companies,
          25 Government Entities, 
           and  3 Universities  
Engaged in Geospatial  Technology Applications in   Huntsville and North Alabama
     

Latest 2016 GeoHuntsville Overview

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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. 

Learn more today about Membership in GEOHuntsville

Join over 300 Geospatial Professional and find your place to engage

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Working groups provide a collaborative forum between users and technologists to develop ideas, pilot projects, proposals and solutions. 

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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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