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29 Jun 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: America Revealed

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Mail Online has published a series of computer-generated images and videos from the new PBS series “America Revealed,” which uses GPS, aerial photography, and original data visualizations to demonstrate “what makes America tick” and how its systems work.

Read the full story via the trajectory magazine website, the new home of the got geoint? blog.

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01 Jun 2012

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It’s Finally Here — Trajectory Magazine Launches!

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Trajectory magazine, the official publication of the United State Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), has officially launched!

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25 May 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Honoring Those We Have Lost This Memorial Day

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? While many of us are on the cusp of a long weekend that will most likely be spent with family, friends and loved ones, it is important to remember what this holiday is really all about: honoring American service members. As always, we are dedicating this week’s FFFT post to those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

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18 May 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Latest Innovations in Media and Magazines

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? Yesterday, we did a podcast with Keith Masback, USGIF President, and Kristin Quinn, USGIF’s new Publications and Communications Manager, about Trajectory Magazine, USGIF’s new media property. Trajectory will have a tablet app and will be tied into/sharing content in an innovative way with the got geoint? blog. Since this is pretty cutting-edge stuff, we thought we would focus on the latest developments in media publishing for this week’s FFFT post. We hope you enjoy and happy Friday!

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11 May 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Are You Ready for GEOINT Community Week?

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Welcome to the Friday's Food for Thought post from got geoint? It's Friday, the sun is shining and GEOINT Community Week is around the corner. What could be better? Our two favorite events of the year are the GEOINT Symposium and GEOINT Community Week (GCW). Two times a year, we all gather as a community to network and enhance our knowledge and GCW is clearly a highlight. This year the foundation will be hosting its USGIF Workshop Series, classified demos at NGA Campus East, the Army Geospatial & Imagery Conference, a special edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday, the unclassified USGIF Technology Day exhibits and Community Networking Reception, the USGIF Invitational golf tournament to benefit the scholarship program, and finally the GEOGala black-tie dinner. Are you ready for GCW?

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27 Apr 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Reminded of GEOINT’s Role One Year Later

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? Next week marks the one-year anniversary of a pivotal event in our nation’s security: the death of Osama Bin Laden. This anniversary is a reminder of the overall effectiveness of the Intelligence Community and how organizations like the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) played a major role in making the operation a success. While the mainstream news cycle is playing out stories about possible threats to our nation on May 1st, we would like to focus on how exactly GEOINT served as the foundation for bringing down one of our nation’s greatest enemies.

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13 Apr 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: It All Comes Down to Big Data

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? Surely, you all have heard about “big data,” which is a term that is used with great frequency across many communities. Big data will be a key topic at GEOINT Community Week this year, and if you are an expert in this arena, today is the last day to submit your speaker proposals. So, we decided to make this week’s FFFT post all about ‘big data.” We hope you enjoy and happy Friday!

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06 Apr 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: I Believe the Children are our Future and Geography is Awesome

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? Earlier this week, we did a post about a “geography whiz kid” who is a true inspiration for future generations of GEOINTers. We were so taken with his contributed post on the Google Lat Long Blog, that we decided to make the theme of this week’s FFFT post all about creating a passion for geography for future generations. We hope you enjoy and happy Friday!

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04 Apr 2012

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Mapping the Past: 1940 U.S. Census Goes Digital

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The U.S. Census has just embarked on an innovative online program that will allow anyone to search the 1940 Census and it even has a geospatial element. Made from scanned microfilm and consisting of 3.8 million digital images, the 1940 Census is a treasure trove for historians and the average American looking to get a clear glimpse of the past.

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30 Mar 2012

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Cloudy with a Chance of…

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? While the prospect of the Intelligence Community (IC) embracing more cloud computing solutions is not new, it seems to be a very hot topic in the news these days. Is cloud security the main challenge? Will there be a classified cloud to connect all 17 intelligence entities? We hope to address this and much more in this week’s FFFT post. Happy Friday to all!

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