The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) will host a series of events Oct. 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo., highlighting the region’s growing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community.  The Geospatial Gateway Forum will feature much of the work that is being done in this region by people who live and work there.

In the past decade, the St. Louis area has evolved into a hub of geospatial innovation.  With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Next NGA West (N2W) campus in development and more industry partners making their mark in the city, GEOINT has catapulted forward, putting St. Louis on the map for geospatial excellence, the group says.

USGIF’s Geospatial Gateway Forum will kick off Oct. 7 with the first St. Louis GEOINT Community Job Fair at the America’s Center Convention Complex.  This event is free for jobseekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the GEOINT Community

Later that day, the Foundation’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) will host a panel discussion on growing opportunities for young professionals in the St. Louis area at the T-REX technology incubator downtown.

On Oct. 8, USGIF will host an unclassified workshop titled “Show me the Geospatial Tradecraft” at the convention center, featuring keynote addresses by NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp and St. Louis Cardinals President William DeWitt III.  The program will also include panel discussions on AI applications in GEOINT, geospatial practitioners in academia, and more.  

On Oct. 9, the Foundation, in partnership with NGA, will hold a Classified Tech Day at the agency’s western campus in St. Louis.  The agenda will include additional remarks by Sharp as well as a presentation on data-driven analysis led by NGA’s Melissa Planert, more than 30 technology demonstrations, and tours of the NGA Operations Center and museum.