This spring, following the guidance of public health officials, the president of Saint Louis University, in consultation with the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, decided to postpone the Geo-Resolution 2020 Conference that was scheduled for March 25.
Many of the institutions and individual participants involved in Geo-Resolution, including SLU and the NGA, have played an important role in addressing the pandemic. This public health emergency which developed into a global pandemic required the expertise of the government, industry and academic leaders who help shape this annual conference.
The conference team is focused on growing geospatial talent and investment in St. Louis and putting St. Louis on the map as the global center of excellence for geospatial technology.
Geospatial Gateway Forum, Special Edition, with Geo-Resolution 2020.1
We are happy to partner with the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to organize a special edition virtual conference by merging the traditional Geospatial Gateway Forum with Geo-Resolution.
The virtual event kicks off with a career fair on October 19. On October 20 and 21 panels and speakers will explore emerging location science capabilities including the potential to aid vulnerable populations and improve overall community resilience. This is a multi-faceted virtual event featuring keynote and panel discussions, technology demonstrations of innovative work happening in and around the St. Louis region, networking opportunities, academic poster presentations and more.
Academic registration is free through October 14. Registration and the agenda can be found here.
Over 650 regional leaders attended the inaugural Geo-Resolution conference, which opened with a moderated discussion between Vice Admiral Robert Sharp and SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
St. Louis is poised to become a national hub for geospatial science and technology. On the morning of Geo-Resolution 2019, NGA revealed new design concepts of the Next NGA West (N2W) campus, which is planned to be operational in 2025.
For its part, SLU has been at the center of the nation’s geospatial enterprise since the Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis with maps of the Louisiana Territory in 1806. Building on this rich history, in January 2019, SLU and NGA signed an agreement establishing a special relationship that positioned the University and NGA as collaborators on geospatial research, training and innovation initiatives.
Geo-Resolution 2019 can be viewed in its entirety below.