Karlsruhe, 7 June 2010. INTERGEO is sending out an upbeat message to cities and local authorities that are feeling the pinch financially. The world’s largest conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management is presenting a whole raft of new opportunities and solutions for optimising and improving administrative processes. "Targeted use of GIS in modern administration means that financial resources invested in collecting and maintaining municipal data can be repaid with interest. It helps ensure local authorities perform their duties on schedule, more accurately and cost-effectively and, ultimately, in a more citizen-friendly way," says Olaf Freier, CEO and project manager of HINTE GmbH, which organises INTERGEO. The presentation of opportunities and offerings for the public sector will play a more important role than ever before at INTERGEO, the leading world trade fair and conference, which will be held in Cologne from 5 to 7 October 2010.
"The launch of the 3A model across the board in 2010 opens up new possibilities for leaner and more efficient administrative processes in the municipal sector. This can help significantly in developing further e-Government offerings," says Hagen Graeff, Chief Representative of DVW gGmbH, which is dealing with content-related issues for INTERGEO. The German Association of Surveying – German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW) is the organiser of INTERGEO.
"Systematically linking raw data from integrated 3A processes with existing georeferenced data provides the scope needed for municipal innovations," explains Graeff. "Analysis tools are crucial for acquiring data and also provide local authorities with a new dimension of quality in decision-making processes." He adds that this includes local authorities’ own geoportals and integration into the new finance and accounting system. In his view, the ongoing development and implementation of the INSPIRE Directive is certainly a challenge for numerous local authorities but increasingly also offers potential for them to come up with their own developments and new uses in both environmental and planning areas.
INTERGEO exhibitor AED-Sicad, for example, is a market leader when it comes to the new Alkis, Afis and Atkis standard, and its 3A product range constitutes an innovation for all key types of procedure in land management. With the Fusion Data Service (FDS), the company is also working on coordinating its 3A solution with the requirements for implementing the INSPIRE Directive.
Municipal cooperation and a move into cloud computing could deliver valuable strategies to minimise investment and maintenance expenses, argues Graeff. "INTERGEO is set to be a powerhouse of innovative ideas for municipal developments at both the trade fair and conference in October."
INTERGEO will take place at Koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne from 5 to 7 October 2010. The INTERGEO preview on "Data from the universe – future for the environment" will be held at the Rheinterrassen, Cologne on Tuesday 8 June (German language). Further information is available at www.intergeo.de.