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The NGA and SLU partner to bring you Geo-Resolution 2020: Building the 21st Century Geospatial Ecosystem.

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Keynote Jack Dangermond, founder and president, Environment Systems Research Institute (Esri) shares his wisdom having spent 50 years executing on a vision to use computer mapping and analysis to help design a better future.

Vint Cerf, chief internet eveangelist, Google closes the day with his insights after panel discussions exploring ways in which geospatial technology helps us improve human quality of life, develop tools to preserve the natural world, and consider the ethics of persistent surveillance.

Learn from multidisciplinary poster sessions throughout the day.

Explore career opportunities.

Enjoy refreshments at the post-conference social.

Hydrography: Mapping the Waters. The sinking of the RMS TITANIC led to the creation of the International Ice Patrol, which located and tracked icebergs in the North Atlantic and issued warnings in the vicinity of icebergs. As a result of the convention, all vessels at sea were required to maintain a 24-hour radio watch. By 1921, these radio officers at sea were receiving safety messages from the Navigation Safety and Warning Service, maintained by NGA predecessor organizations. Today, NGA is responsible for broadcasting time-sensitive marine safety messages, and agencies such as the Army Corp of Engineers keep domestic waterways safe and navigable. And academic research on natural and man-made wetlands is informing a better understanding of the natural world, our impacts on it, and the crucial role of healthy waterways for human quality of life.

Geospatial Ecology: Mapping the Living World NGA joined forces with the Missouri Technology Corporation and Saint Louis University to launch “Saving the Herd with AI,” the first in a series of events exploring the use of automation to advance Counter Wildlife Trafficking, or CWT, efforts. Teams of graduate students representing four St. Louis-area universities worked together to propose solutions to specific CWT problems outlined by Odean Serrano, founder and director of the CWT Institute. The panel will discuss the broader potential for AI and geospatial tools to preserve the natural world, and how new partnerships of industry, academia and government can develop new tools for this mission.

A Year’s Progress for the Saint Louis Regional Geospatial Ecosystem The Saint Louis Geospatial Ecosystem has seen exceptional growth in the last year, with the expansion of Cortex, establishment of Geosaurus at T-Rex and the expansion of the corporate geospatial workforce. The Teconomy Report provides a roadmap for future growth, and partners such as the Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), a center for innovation and technology commercialization supporting the mission of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), can provide practical guidance in how to further expand our regional partnership of innovation centers, government, corporations, colleges and universities. The panel will review the progress made in the last year in establishing Saint Louis as the National Center of Geospatial Excellence, and lessons learned at WBI in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

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