I had never attended GEOINT before but I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of vendors and the quality of software/systems present on the huge showroom floor.
I was very excited to learn that the assumption we have made about our data service held up. We had obviously always known about the incredible data integration possibilities of exactAIS® but now we know there is a need to use open source, internationally accepted formats for our data stream to ensure that we are able to integrate into any platform.
I was absolutely amazed at the variety of applications that have integrated our satellite AIS data, from Esri to Google Earth, the possibilities were endless. I was also very interested in the approach of the application guys ... more and more of them are moving away from canned applications and toward building tool sets that other developers can use to build the application they need. Once again, thank goodness our data is completely platform friendly... using our data is a no-brainer for these guys!
I met a lot of great people, doing great things to keep all of us safe in a scary world. It was truly eye-opening.
On a personal note, our booth was right by one of the luncheon halls ... I stayed hungry the entire time :) We may need to move booth locations next time.