- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Some of the nation’s top spies and military leaders, along with about 4,000 others in the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities, are descending on Tampa for a symposium being billed by organizers as the largest intelligence event in the U.S.

The GEOINT Symposium 2013(asterisk) began Monday and runs through Thursday. The asterisk in the symposium’s name denotes how it was scuttled last year by the government shutdown, costing the sponsoring organization and hotels and other businesses in Tampa a lot of money.

The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1gvIzgo) reports that Geospatial intelligence - known as “geoint” in military parlance - uses imagery, the intelligence derived from that imagery and mapping to determine activity on the Earth down to minute details from the sea bottom to space.

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Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com