USGIF Supports Geospatial Documentary with $50,000 Donation

HERNDON, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009 The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation announced today its official endorsement and leadership support for the development of Penn State Public Broadcasting’s Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public media and outreach initiative, about the world of digital mapping and how it’s affecting our world.

“The Geospatial Revolution Project tells an important story for the GEOINT Community,” said USGIF President Keith J. Masback. “I am very proud to announce that USGIF has pledged $50,000 to help support this program and further promote the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.”

As of today, PSU Public Broadcasting is in the fundraising phase for the project. To produce all of the planned episodes and culminating one-hour documentary, fundraising will continue throughout the project. Other organizations that have also committed funding include DigitalGlobe, a USGIF member, and the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Production will continue as soon as the goal of $500,000 is reached. Funders are encouraged to come on board early in order to receive recognition in all episodes. Learn more about fundraising and underwriting opportunities by contacting Email Contact.

The project will feature a web-based release of eight video episodes. Overarching themes and historical context throughout each episode will tie them together, culminating in a nationally released 60-minute documentary. The project will also include an outreach initiative in collaboration with Penn State’s educational partners, a chaptered program DVD and on-line outreach materials.

USGIF will continue to give updates on important milestones and developments throughout the project’s development. With your support, PSU Public Broadcasting looks forward to an early production start and sharing this amazing project with all of you.

About USGIF

USGIF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals sharing a mission focus around the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives. For more information, please visit www.USGIF.org.

About Penn State Public Broadcasting

As a public television organization licensed to a major university, Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) has a particular responsibility – and the opportunity – to focus our efforts on increasing public understanding of issues important to society. PSPB has developed public media projects on a wide range of topics including energy and the built environment, domestic violence, agriculture, the economy and climate change. For more information on PSPB, please visit http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/.



Contact:

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Jordan Fuhr
Director of Communications
703-793-0109
Email Contact




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