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USGIF Offers First Entry Level Geospatial Intelligence Certification of its Kind

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:20pm

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce the addition of an entry-level geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) certification to its suite of professional designations. “The Essentials” exam is intended for recent graduates and young professionals in the GEOINT field to demonstrate their knowledge across the foundational competencies outlined in USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK).


Ground System COps connects with orbiting GPS III satellite

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:20pm

The GPS enterprise reached another major milestone on Oct. 21, when the GPS III Contingency Operations Program (COps) successfully connected with the first GPS III satellite on orbit.


Researchers achieve 1 to 2 cm accuracy with commercial smartphone

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:19pm

Researchers at a German University were able to acheive 1-2 cm GPS measurement accuracy using a smartphone.


New USGS LiDAR Base Specification Released

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 3:18pm

The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program (NGP) has released the USGS LiDAR Base Specification 2.0 that defines deliverables for nationally consistent LiDAR data acquisitions.


The first map of Americas food supply chain is mind boggling

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:43pm

Most of our food is moved across great distances—and through many different forms of transit—before it reaches our plates.



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