INTERGEO Conference in Stuttgart Looks to the Future

Stuttgart / Karlsruhe – 1 June 2015. The agenda for the INTERGEO conference in Stuttgart is packed with exciting topics that are the focus of ongoing political debate on the digital world and will play a key role in shaping the way we work in future. With keynote speeches and plenary talks delivered in English and simultaneous interpreting provided for one strand of the conference on the second day, it is clear that INTERGEO is also becoming increasingly significant on an international scale.

The conference will be opened with keynote speeches by Chris Cappelli (Esri Inc.) on “The Age of the Location Platform: How Mapping and GIS are Transforming the Work Environment” and Prof. Georg Gartner (TU Wien, Vienna University of Applied Sciences), President of the International Cartographic Association, on “The Future of the Map – the Map of the Future”.

The major topic of discussion at last year’s INTERGEO remains a key part of the conference this year – INSPIRE examines geo-issues from a European perspective, providing practical examples and focusing on further development of the European directive. Other central themes include geodata as a basis for construction management and land development, a major concern for future development at regional and local level, as well as issues relating to property markets and valuation. These subjects are all crucial when it comes to discussing the “smart cities” and “smart villages” of the future.

Another highlight of INTERGEO in Stuttgart this year will be the panel discussion held on the second day on “Geospatial information – a key element for emerging markets”. The high-profile panel of speakers include Bengt Kjellson (UN-GGIM Europe), Ola Rollen (Hexagon), Steve Berglund (Trimble) and Chris Cappelli (Esri Inc.).

A further key topic at the conference that is set to have a profound effect on the working world is geoinformation and mobility. DDGI and DVW will be addressing this together and discussing practical examples in two event strands.

The contributions on big data will focus on the rapid development of data capture, processing and presentation as well as the direct integration of data into business processes. Geoinformation as an element of networked processes is a subject of major international significance, as evidenced by the conference’s high-profile speakers. “In terms of digitisation, the conference will be key to paving the path to Geospatial 4.0 and the networking of digital geodata,” says Prof. Karl-Friedrich Thöne, President of the event’s host, DVW, adding: “INTERGEO is the ideal forum for creating processes that could eventually benefit the entire value-added chain.”

As important as data may be in the digital world, it is also crucial to have the right visualisation concepts in place. This will be demonstrated through presentations on the German Cartographers’ Day, which will form part of INTERGEO this year.

The conference programme and registration go live today.

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INTERGEO, which consists of a conference and a trade fair, is the world’s largest event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is held every year at different venues in Germany. The conference deals with current issues from politics, administration, science and industry, and anticipates around 1,400 participants. At the last leading trade fair, more than 17,000 visitors from 90 countries discovered the latest innovations from 516 companies in 30 different countries. The event is also becoming increasingly international – in 2014, approximately 40 percent of the exhibitors and 35 percent of the visitors came from outside Germany.

Visitor, exhibitor and exhibition area statistics for INTERGEO are calculated and certified in line with the standardised definitions of the FKM (Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics).

INTERGEO 2015 will be held in Stuttgart from 15 to 17 September.

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DVW – Gesellschaft für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement e.V. (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management) is the host of INTERGEO.