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Building the 21st Century Geospatial Ecosystem: SLU, NGA to host second annual Geo-Resolution conference March 25

3 March 2020
ST. LOUIS, Missouri

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University (SLU) will co-host Geo-Resolution March 25 at SLU. Geo-Resolution, an annual conference, aims to enable and build collaboration between the government, academic and industry partners to grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region.

Featured at the event will be NGA director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp; SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.; James Reilly, director of U.S. Geological Survey; Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri; and Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google.

The conference brings together thought leaders from St. Louis and across the country to discuss emerging geospatial techniques and technologies and their applications. It will feature panels by geospatial experts on hydrography (mapping the waters); geospatial ecology (mapping the living world); geospatial ethics (privacy, persistent surveillance and connectivity); and a progress update for the St. Louis regional geospatial ecosystem.

There also will be a career fair from 4-6 p.m. The career fair is open to the public and will include local businesses and organizations with career opportunities in geospatial and related fields.

The conference is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required at For a schedule of events, panelists and speakers, visit


Geo-Resolution 2020 Conference Details:

When: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. A career fair and a post-conference social will follow until 6 p.m.

Where: Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center, 20 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103.




About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is one of nine Catholic universities with a higher or highest research activity designation from the Carnegie Foundation. From the construction of a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Building to its remote sensing lab, and demonstrated by the extraordinary work of faculty and students in geospatial fields and beyond, academic life on SLU’s campus is vibrant, leading edge and full of potential.

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place. For more information, visit

SLU, NGA to host second annual Geo-Resolution conference
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