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And to our Speakers and Sponsors for their contributions!

February 26-27

In case you missed it, here are a few details

Link to Speaker Presentations

We are still compiling Lessons Learned from the 2017 Hurricane Season and the California Wildfires and Mudslides. If you have experiences to share, please contact us at

Thanks to all for contributing your time. Expertise, resources, money or just prayers and encouragement all were deeply appreciated!

There will be much to do for a very long time.  Here are a couple of on the ground resources doing great work at the local level:

Cajun Navy - August 2017 response to Harvey

Cajun Army - Response continues. Volunteer your support to help Houstonians Recover from Harvey

CrowdRescueHQ - Volunteers are still needed for response and recovery efforts for Puerto Rico.

Download ZELLO and monitor Channels on Puerto Rice relief HERE

Monitor ZELLO Channels on California Wildfire HERE

Thanks to Everyone for Making our 

GEOHuntsville 2017 ROADMAP Demonstration/Exercise (DEMEX) 

Such a Success!


Our Blueprint For Safety Phase IV DEMEX has been completed! We were successful at testing and demonstrating Advanced Situational Awareness and Information Sharing through the Tactical Workspace.

The exercise illustrated how response to real world events can be enhanced using Sensors, Internet of Things Technologies, and "Ultra-fast Deployment" of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to bring actionable information to the Decision Maker. This was a fast-paced DEMEX based on an active shooter, hostage, IED scenario and was held on Tuesday, August 22nd at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Demonstrations were held in the afternoon to allow participants hands-on time with the technology and one-on-one time with the technologists and operators.

Our 2017 GEOHuntsville Demonstration and Exercise is a collaborative effort between GEOHuntsville's GEOINT, Responder, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Working Groups and our Local Response Community.

The Blueprint for Safety Phase IV Pilot objective is to integrate current and emerging technologies into an operational environment to provide timely access to actionable information before, during, and after impact. Further objectives are to enable multi-agency information sharing in support of multi-jurisdictional rapid disaster response.


Some Phase IV Objectives include: Testing and integration of low to no-costs sensors, Discovery of new and emerging sensors, and testing the feasibility of Ultra-Fast UAS Deployment.


Why Huntsville?                  

Huntsville has always been a forward leaning city, as such Mayor Tommy Battle recognizing the vast geospatial capabilities and resources has formed Geo Huntsville to better promote these capabilities. Geo Huntsville is one of three economic development and jobs initiatives sponsored by Mayor Battle (Energy and Cyber are the others).


  1. Create a collaborative effort among businessess, academia and government
  2. Support workforce growth and economic development
  3. Bring awareness to professional expertise that exists in North Alabama
  4. Identify job opportunities
  5. Establish the region as a major corridor for geospatial excellence

Huntsville's modern existence was founded on space and it continues to be a forerunner in the ever evolving space industry.

  • Huntsville is focused on the commercialization of the earth observation satellite industry opportunties in new space-borne platforms

Huntsville has core capabilities in geospatial information systems (GIS) and software development as well as 3D visualization such as for building information modeling (BIM) technology

  • Several companies in the region have extensive experience in this technology

Geospatial Intelligence: As a major center for defense and intelligence, Huntsville has an opportunity to utilize its existing capabilities in this arena

  • Both the base of defense contractors and work performed on the Redstone Arsenal by the Missile and Space Intelligence Agency (MSIC) and AMRDEC present a defined workforce on which to build

Where are we today?  GeoHuntsville was established as a 501c6 non-profit organization in 2012 and today is made up of over 300 volunteers from the geospatial sector. The backbone of the organization is our working groups. Working groups provide a collaborative forum between users and technologists to develop ideas, pilot projects, proposals and solutions. Currently we are organized into 5 Working Groups: Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Responder, Public Agency/Local Government, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Education. 

Join us and make a difference in the Geospatial Community

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          25 Government Entities, 
           and  3 Universities  
Engaged in Geospatial  Technology Applications in Huntsville and North Alabama
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Working groups provide a collaborative forum between users and technologists to develop ideas, pilot projects, proposals and solutions. 

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GEO Huntsville Working Groups

How the good work gets done!


Addresses the increasing demand for professionals and technologies in the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) field

Local Govt/Public Agency

Serves as a user group for GIS professionals in the local government, utilities, education and other public agencies in North Alabama


Promotes geospatial education and fosters the development of geospatial curriculum among area universities and community                 colleges


A group of practitioners and technologists collaborating to identify challenges and technology gaps to develop                                 solutions needed to perform public safety tasks.

Small Business/ Entrepreneurship

Formed to increase the value and participation of small business and startups focused on geospatial technologies

Unmanned Aircract Systems (UAS)

Group is focused on defining policy for unmanned                  aerial systems as it integrates with the National                                          Airspace System.

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