USGIF Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Working Group Publishes New White Paper

The AI-Enabled Analyst: The Future of Geospatial Intelligence

The continuous evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has revolutionized the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) tradecraft, enabling analysts to answer questions that were previously unanswerable. This USGIF white paper is intended for government and industry leaders involved in the defense, intelligence, and, specifically, the GEOINT community with an interest in AI and ML. The paper provides a look into the future of GEOINT through the lens of how analysts will work with AI- and ML-based systems to produce more robust and accurate intelligence faster. This paper presents a subset of GEOINT focused AI/ML applications, including:

  • Generative AI
  • AI for data fusion
  • Democratized AI through AI services
  • Practical AI at scale via low-code solutions
  • AI solutions driven by the metaverse

Download white paper: The AI-Enabled Analyst: The Future of Geospatial Intelligence

“We are excited about this white paper and the fact that it introduces and reinforces where AI will impact the geospatial analyst community,” said USGIF Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group (MLAIWG) Co-chair Scott Jachimski, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton. “AI technologies are changing every day, and concepts like generative AI are quickening the readiness of AI to impact today’s analyst in a positive way. We hope this paper helps to educate and inform about the opportunities available to incorporate AI technologies today and into the future.”

This paper presents a comprehensive exploration of the future of GEOINT, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between analysts and AI/ML systems.

About the USGIF Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group 

The Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Working Group (MLAIWG) helps the community capitalize on the meaningful advances already achieved in this area and support progress in tackling near-term hard problems through education, information sharing, forums, and other activities.


USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community among government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply GEOINT to address global security challenges. USGIF achieves its mission via its strategic pillars: Build the Community | Advance the Tradecraft | Accelerate Innovation. For more information, please visit and follow USGIF on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.