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GEOINT Wrap-Up: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning are Hot Topics

Another year, another GEOINT Symposium in the books.  The annual USGIF-hosted event showcases the latest innovations in policy, management and technology around the defense, intelligence, and homeland security domains. As usual, the event was packed with exciting keynotes, technical workshops, and a massive trade show floor with vendors demonstrating the latest GEOINT innovations.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) seemed to be the big theme of this year’s event. There is a ton of promise for these technologies to help process and analyze the mass quantity of data GEOINT analysts must sift through. As new sensors come online that produce more data faster than ever before, humans will struggle to process it all fast enough. But AI/ML capabilities seem posed to provide the auxiliary support needed to effectively derive intelligence from data.

One big announcement this year was NGA’s release of GEOWorks. GEOWorks is an online platform for open collaboration and development of geospatial solutions. It shares NGA’s large data sets and tools to advance data-oriented tools and GEOINT capabilities. It’s also a platform for launching hackathons and challenges. Boundless is proud to be a key part of the GEOWorks platform, and you can try it out for yourself during its beta period by signing up for an account.

Boundless also announced the release of our new Boundless Offline Tile Server. A lightweight, performant, self-contained map server, Boundless Offline Tile Server publishes MapBox or Geopackage vector tiles from OpenStreetMap, delivering a basemap capability down to the building level without network connectivity. Contact us to learn more about offline basemap support in your organization.

If you missed the event, check out the keynote talk by Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – which includes special mention of Boundless’ key role in delivering technology to US fighting forces.

Keynote: Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from Trajectory On Location on Vimeo.