Geospatial Intelligence in Business

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Military Geography Specialty Group, Geography Education Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development, Esri
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Wilson C, Marriott, Mezzanine Level


Geospatial intelligence, also abbreviated as GEOINT, can be described as the intersection of the geographic information sciences, geographic technologies, and unique and sometimes secret techniques and methods leading to decision and competitive advantage. While the federal government was the originator of the term Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), recent trends have spurred those in business to become consumers of GEOINT. Examples of “(geo)location intelligence” such as provided by Uber, Virgin Airlines, Amazon, Walmart are abounding today. But Geospatial Intelligence, a metadiscipline bridging technology, innovation and critical spatial thinking can provide even more. The mashup of location and time stamped data from customers, operations, marketing and/or finance with geographic information system (GIS) and more recently satellite, UAV mobile devices, cameras and social media collected imagery are leading the business world into a new (geo)spatial dimension. Come learn from academic and industry leaders about how to better educate the workforce in building blocks from K-12 to college and into professional careers not just for “the business of geospatial intelligence”, but for a more comprehensive set of competencies that would allow for insights to give decision makers higher and faster return on investments.


Type Details Minutes
Discussant TODD BACASTOW Penn State University 20
Discussant Joshua Bova University of North Texas 15
Discussant Steven Ward The Climate Corp 20
Discussant Karisa Schroeder Esri 15
Discussant Christina Hupy Boundless 15

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