Using Imagery for Visualization and Analysis

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We all know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In government, this saying holds especially true for imagery. Images help analyze and derive information that shape policies, educate us about our environments and inform decisions that affect millions of citizen’s lives.

Imagery analysis methods like change detection help provide critical data for environmental monitoring and natural resource management. Beach erosion, melting ice caps, and forest fires are types of change detection analysis that can be done to offer a new view into how the land has transformed over time.

Join us on Thursday, October 20, from 6 – 9pm at 1776 in Washington, D.C. to learn how imagery, geographic information system (GIS) technology and cloud processing can be used to take imagery analysis and change detection to the next level.

You will learn about:

  • Best practices on how to use tech to automate imagery analysis from drones and small satellites.
  • How change detection helps shed light on the effects of natural and manmade events on our planet.
  • A new imagery program that’s being used to reduce the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.

When: Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: 1776 (1133 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)

Jeff Allenby, Director of Conservation Technology, Chesapeake Conservancy
Jon Dykstra, VP Research and Development, MDA Information Systems LLC
Kurt Schwoppe, Imagery Business Development, Esri

6:00 – 6:30pm – Registration and Networking
6:30 – 7:30pm – Presentations
7:30 – 9:00pm – Networking with Drinks and Appetizers