GEO Huntsville

Over 50 private companies and 25 Government entities along with three universities are engaged in geospatial technology applications in Huntsville and North Alabama.


GEO Huntsville is one of three economic development and jobs initiatives sponsored by Mayor Tommy Battle (Energy and Cyber are the others).


  1. Create a collaborative effort among businesses, 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

Why Huntsville?

Huntsville is a center of the space industry.

  • Huntsville can focus on the commercialization of the earth observation satellite industry opportunities in new space-borne platforms

Huntsville is vying to become one of the six pilot cities to define the policy for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as it integrates with the National Airspace System.

  • Commercialization of UAS will be a boon for the mapping industry

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

  • 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 MSIC and AMRDEC present a defined workforce on which to build.

Download our GEO Huntsville Infographic

GEO Huntsville in Brief

A collaborative effort among businesses, academic and government entities in our region to support workforce growth and economic development.

GEO Huntsville White Paper

Download an in depth look at the geospatial technology activity and the objectives of the initiative for the Huntsville region.

GEO-Energy Summit & Educational Forum 2014

The GEO-Energy Summit 2014 will provide a forum for Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s technology-related economic development initiatives in geospatial technology and energy resiliency. The Summit offers an educational program to discuss the synergies among each to explore how to leverage the collective expertise in geospatial information and energy management to provide for domestic homeland security and energy independence.

We look to focus on the myriad geospatial applications and opportunities offered within our region including geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), commercial satellite technology and remote sensing, and homeland security.


November 12-13, 2014


U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Davidson Auditorium and Education Training Facility
Huntsville, Alabama

Stay Connected



Publications: Directions Magazine | All Points Blog | Directions Magazine India
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | GEO Hunstville Conference