USGIF Partnership

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

The Geospatial Intelligence community is concerned with escalating global tensions, changing nature of threats, capacity and budget concerns, and national security needs.

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) was formed to address a need for a unified vision and approach to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. The Foundation brings together the many disciplines involved in the geospatial intelligence sector to exchange ideas and share best practices.

USGIF promotes the education and importance of a national geospatial intelligence agenda through accreditation programs and other initiatives. 

USGIF-accredited schools can award GEOINT certificates to graduating students. A USGIF GEOINT Certificate ensures prospective employers that the graduate understands critical issues and has the skills to be immediately productive.

Hexagon Geospatial and USGIF are partnering to provide software to USGIF-accredited schools to use in their Geospatial Intelligence curricula. 

The provided software includes GeoMedia Motion Video Analyst Professional, a high-productivity environment for analysis of motion video captured by UAVs and other moving vehicles. Military and related agencies are using this software to fuse motion video and other forms of intelligence into a single operating picture. 

For more information, contact Global Hexagon Geospatial U Coordinator Mike Lane.

How to Apply

To achieve accreditation, colleges and universities must offer courses that teach core geospatial intelligence competencies.

For more information, see the USGIF Collegiate Accreditation page or contact Dr. Camelia Kantor.


USGIF is the only organization of its kind dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft by bringing together the many disciplines involved in the geospatial intelligence sector.

This foundation strives to create a strong community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals who help to develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives.

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