GEO Business 2014 Show Highlights International Exhibition and Commercial Workshops

Over the last few weeks the GEO Business Show Preview, incorporating the show highlights for the much anticipated launch event taking place in London from 28-29 May 2014 have been hitting desks around the world, demonstrating exactly why it will provide an unrivalled opportunity for thousands of UK and international buyers to meet geospatial innovators. Not only will visitors be treated to an innovative conference, they will also be treated to a world class exhibition and the opportunity to see products and services first hand at the commercial workshop sessions.

Exhibition Highlights
The following is just a selection of the 100+ exhibitors who will be present at the show, including the products/services they will be showcasing:

Academy Leasing UK
A UK leading provider of equipment ?nance. Whether you’re looking to fund new or reconditioned survey instruments, for £1,000 or £250,000, Academy Leasing have access to their own funds, so can make decisions fast, supplying the ?nance you need without making you jump through all the usual hoops.

Applications in CADD UK
Supplier of mapping, modelling and design software. n4ce provides tools to process surveys with ‘Field to Finish’ solutions using both CAD and Models. 4Site data capture uses an AutoCADTM DWG platform to record and view survey data. Applications available: hydrographic surveys (4Site Sonar), rail surveys
(4Site Rail) and building surveys (4Site 3DDisto).

Blue Marble Geographics USA
Global Mapper is affordable, easy-to-use GIS software that offers access to an unparalleled variety of spatial datasets. Today’s GIS professionals trust Global Mapper for terrain analysis, geocoding, 3D analysis, LiDAR analysis, access to free online data and more. Global Mapper is a must-have for anyone who deals with maps or spatial data.

Bluesky International UK
A diverse range of spatial datasets including the recently launched and ground breaking National Tree Map (NTM) – a vector based record of location, height and canopy-extents of UK trees. A suite of cutting edge airborne instruments including LiDAR, Thermal, Nightsky and Air Quality sensors have been recently added. Along with the purchase of an industry leading Vexcel UltraCam Eagle aerial survey camera.

Boundless USA
Provider of enterprise-grade open-source geospatial software. With a global customer base, Boundless delivers support and services, allowing companies to free themselves of the rigid architectures and unsustainable pricing models of proprietary software, and maximise the value of their geospatial assets.

C.Scope UK
C.Scope Locators pinpoint the location of buried pipes and cables and can be linked to GPS survey equipment allowing their positions to be recorded instantly.

Carlson Software UK
Specialists in CAD survey and ?eld data collection products for the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries. Providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction.

Certainty 3D USA
Offers LiDAR data processing solutions for Riegl, Leica, Optech, Z&F, Faro and other systems. Certainty 3D’s primary focus is the extraction of high quality CAD deliverables from point cloud and calibrated image data. Certainty 3D also offers freeware applications for LiDAR project planning, scheduling and cost estimation.

CGG Services (UK) Ltd
A leader in the use of satellite imagery for mapping and monitoring the earth. Find out more about their advanced satellite data, infrastructure planning, change detection and surface deformation mapping capabilities that reduce project costs, improve decisions and increase safety.

COWI Mapping UK UK
One of the largest private mapping and surveying businesses in Europe, covering a wide range of activities in the ?elds of aerial surveying, photogrammetry, vector mapping, remote sensing, mobile mapping, land surveying, cadastre, GIS/LIS and all related advisory services. They completed their ?rst mapping project in 1960, and since then have conducted assignments all around the world.

Esri UK
Enabling organisations to make timely, informed and critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. Solve key business challenges with tools to interpret, interrogate and visualise high volumes of complex data. Explore project relationships, assess feasibility and plan implementation.

Esri Inc USA
A market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri technology is used in over 350,000 organisations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyse geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions.

FARO Europe Germany
FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement machines and 3D imaging devices as well as software. Portable equipment permits high-precision 3D measurements, imaging and comparisons of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes.

Fugro UK
Fugro’s activities are carried out across the world, onshore, offshore and from the air, providing an integrated approach related to the acquisition, interpretation, management, and dissemination of geospatial information. These services include airborne and satellite imaging, remote sensing technologies, photogrammetry, 3D city models, LiDAR, terrestrial scanning, and hydrographic mapping.

GeoCue Corporation USA
Comprising GeoCue, QCoherent and AirGon, provides an array of software and consulting services aimed at geospatial production work?ows and point cloud data processing. Their new subsidiary, AirGon LLC, provides consulting services and software processing tools for high accuracy projects acquired with small, unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). Image: High resolution point cloud created from 316 small format images ?own with a sub-kilogram sUAS.

GeoSolutions SAS Italy
Specialists in the processing and dissemination of raster and vector geospatial data with Open Source software. Composed by renowned international professionals with leading roles in Open Source products for the geospatial field like GeoServer, GeoNetwork and MapStore. During the exhibition, GeoSolutions will show cases that have been developed with GeoServer, GeoNetwork and MapStore.

Provide effective e-learning for GIS users. Courses are available from beginner through to advanced level in ArcGIS and MapInfo with InVision video, hands-on exercises and marked user assessments. Their licensing structure means that individuals, groups or entire organisations can access the training they require, on demand, for an entire year.

kubit Germany
Develop ?eld proven software for capturing existing conditions into the AutoCAD environment and beyond. kubit provides reality capture solutions and work?ows for laser scanning, photogrammetry and traditional surveying techniques. Engineers, architects, forensic specialists, preservationists, archeologists and more utilise kubit software daily. The software works hardware independent.

Leica Geosystems UK
A UK market leader for the supply of robust, reliable and accurate survey equipment and software. Their technical sales team supply the highest quality geospatial products and training to customers the length and breadth of the UK.

Ordnance Survey UK
Great Britain’s national mapping authority. It is responsible for collecting and maintaining the mastermap of the UK, from which it produces and markets a wide range of digital data for business, leisure, education and administrative use.

Pelydryn UK
Visit them to discuss your Airborne Bathy/Topo LiDAR requirements. If you need a seamless DEM from the sea onto the land, a seabed reflectance product, digital photography, contour plots, rugosity, nautical charting – they are sure they
can support your project, globally.

UAV Researchers, Operators and Integrators! Come and see the latest revolution in low-cost multifunction UAV platforms with QuestUAV’s brand new release – the Q-POD system. The system that allows a large array of sensors to be slotted in and out of one exceptionally rugged ?xed wing airframe and ?own up to one hour.

Severn Partnership
Chartered geospatial survey organisation ‘One Stop’ shop capability: topographic, GNSS geodetic, building, railway with track access management, 3D modelling, BIM visualisations, automated sonar boat, unmanned aerial vehicle mapping, utilities tracing, GPR, CCTV, confined spaces, monitoring and deformation, laser scanning- terrestrial, mobile mapping, kinematic rail, LiDAR, hand, underground, close range scanning.

South Survey UK
Will be showing a wide range of products from Total stations, GPS, software and some exclusive accessories that cannot be purchased anywhere else in the UK. One of the UK’s leading geographic information system consultancies, offering customers a range of GIS services and their cost-effective online GIS platform Location Centre. With over 20 years of experience, their products, training consultancy and data management services provide customers with an unparalleled mixture of innovation and experience.

Topcon UK
Join their team to see the full range of Topcon geo positioning equipment including the new GLS-2000 Laser Scanner,the Sirius Pro UAS and the LN-100 3D Layout instrument for BIM.

Trimble USA
Showcasing integrated solutions for positioning, imaging, measuring, modeling and analysing that address complete work processes and business challenges of today…and tomorrow. No matter where professionals work — in civil infrastructure, survey and engineering, or land administration applications, among many others — Trimble has a solution to help realise ef?ciencies, productivity and new opportunities.

Workshop Highlights
Over 80 commercial workshop sessions will be held alongside the conference providing visitors with the unique opportunity to see products and services first hand. All the workshop sessions are FREE to attend. Sessions include:

Pix4D, Switzerland will present its new software package. Pix4Dmapper introduces the rayCloud, a ground-breaking concept combining the 3D point cloud with the original input images. With this innovative and fully integrated editing tool, users can view, assess and interpret their data, get full control over all tie points, annotate and measure objects (polylines, surfaces and volumes) with high precision and improve overall project accuracy by using all annotations.

3D Laser Mapping, UK will present a range of mobile mapping solutions including; StreetMapper, the world’s most accurate mobile mapping system, the newly launched VMapper, a highly portable system and their handheld mobile mapping system, ZEB1. 3D Laser Mapping is a world-leading provider of laser scanning technology with a team of highly trained technical experts offering the very best in training and after sales support.

Intetics Co, USA will talk about benefits of outsourcing GIS and software development services to Eastern Europe. They will explain how Ukraine competes with other outsourcing destinations and will give plenty of insight regarding Ukrainian IT industry. Key topics like economic conditions, industry growth, market recognition, talent pool and many others will be covered during their presentation.

GeoMax International, Germany will display their exciting software X-Pad which takes full advantage of all of the great in-built features available on Google Android™ such as syncing to the Cloud via Google Drive or DropBox, In-built GPS and Google Maps, Calendar function etc all available on a selection of mass-market, low cost and highly ruggedized tablet devices.

Riegl Laser Measurement Systems, Austria will present the new survey-grade laser scanner VUX11 especially designed for UAS/UAV application. This new LiDAR sensor is a very light weight and compact designed to meet the challenges of emerging survey solutions by UAS and ultra-light aircraft, both in measurement performance and in system integration.

Register For Free
Registration to attend the exhibition and the commercial workshops is FREE of charge and visitor are encouraged to register online in advance to avoid the queues

Innnovative Conference
Running alongside the exhibition and workshops is the innovative conference, 49 industry experts will be presenting the very latest advances in the industry. For more information and the full schedule visit

Continued Professional Development (CPD) Points
Top up on your CPD (Continued Professional Development) and/or CCD (Continued Company Development) points by attending the GEO Business exhibition, workshops or conference. AGI, RICS, ICES, TSA and RGS (RDS-IBG CPD Assessed) are all agreed that attendance will all count towards annual CPD points. Members of other associations should check with their professional bodies directly to see if CPD/CCD can be applied.

Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd is the UK division on an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplace include the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Business event in Southampton.

GEO Business 2014 is the brand new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. Organised in collaboration with The Association for Geographic Information (AGI), The Survey Association (TSA), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) exists to represent the interests of the UK’s GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI, by way of its unique membership forum, brings together this previously disparate GI community to share ideas on best practice, experience and innovation, and offers access to unparalleled networking opportunities with significant business benefits. As such it acts on behalf of the community as whole. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice in GI and is the membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI.

The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.

RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881. Their members are known as chartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name – FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: Regulate and p
romote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance.

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introduced relevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers which make a difference.