INTERGEO 2011: Dialogue and Debate About the Trends of Tomorrow

The Trend and Media Forum Boasts a High-Quality Programme

Karlsruhe, 21 September 2011. At the third Trend and Media Forum, taking place during INTERGEO in Nuremberg, the geo industry will be looking ahead to what the future holds in store. The packed programme at Hall 6, Stand A10 includes more than thirty presentations and will also see the winners of the GIS Best Practice Award and the Geo Business Award announced.  “The topics cover virtually the entire range of specialist geo areas being showcased at the fair and more besides in a few cases,” says Olaf Freier, Managing Director of HINTE GmbH, which organizes the event.

The agenda for the TMF at the leading conference trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management will kick off on 27 September in Nuremberg by showcasing practical specialist know-how and direct added value for employees of local authorities. In his speech on “3D urban models and municipal applications” at 11 a.m., Michel Krämer from the Fraunhofer Institute for Visual Computing IGD in Darmstadt will present technologies and workflows for the use of 3D urban models in a municipal context. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the issues raised.  

On Wednesday at the conference trade fair, GNSS will be a headline topic not just at the Navigation Conference but at the TMF, too. This year’s Trend and Media Forum is crammed with innovative products, services and topics. Examples include ALKIS, Open Sea Map, requirements for cutting-edge WebGIS, “Trends and Application Innovation in Earth Monitoring”, added-value strategy in the management of 3D laser scans and two occupational safety presentations on efficient work culture (27 Sep., 3.20 p.m.) and “Healthy Staff, Healthy Balance Sheet”, (28 Sep., 1.40 p.m.). This innovation showcase is further enhanced by the award-winning entries in the GIS Best Practice Awards held by INTERGEO’s patron – the DVW (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management) – and the projects nominated for the GeoBusiness Award by the GIW Commission. Just as important, and equally as international and interdisciplinary, are the large number of discussions and debates taking place between experts, users, companies, scientists and media representatives.

The complete programme for the Trend and Media Forum can be found at

DVW e.V. – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management – is the patron of INTERGEO, which is being held from 27 to 29 September 2011 in Nuremberg.