GEO Business – the leading international showcase for the geospatial industry, has unveiled its cutting edge commercial workshop programme for 2017. Featuring more than 80 workshops from 200 international exhibitors, GEO Business is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from around the world. Held at the Business Design Centre in London, UK on 23-24 May, the workshops and exhibition are all FREE to attend.
Tailored specifically to equip geomatics and geospatial professionals with practical demos of the latest research, services and technology in action, the 80-strong workshop line-up covers everything from automation, multi-channel GPR, topographic surveying, and wearable technology to 3D modelling and visualisation, hyperspectral imaging, UAV developments, and laser scanning.
“Visitors to this year’s GEO Business will be treated to our most exciting line-up of hands-on commercial workshops yet,” says show director Caroline Hobden.
“They’ll enjoy opportunities to experience first-hand, ground breaking new products and services from leading industry innovators. Many of which won’t be exhibiting at any other event in the UK this year. Being able to compare what’s on offer in the market, and get advice and inspiration to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, is what makes GEO Business such an invaluable experience to the thousands of visitors that attend every year,” she continued.
The full line-up is now online to view at www.geobusinessshow.com/wp-content/uploads/GEO-Business-2017-Workshop-Programme-07.03.17.pdf
Workshop highlights include:
• Next generation condition reporting and assessment using artificial intelligence and robotics as a service: Learn how these emerging and disruptive technologies can deliver far reaching gains in productivity and capability (hosted by SCISYS UK)
• Reality modelling: The capture of infrastructure assets’ as-operated conditions, by the use of simple photos or point clouds into a reality mesh (hosted by Bentley Systems International)
• HERON® The wearable mobile surveying system: Indoor or outdoor applications, walking or driving configuration able to provide 3D real time mapping, real time localisation, change detection analysis and a powerful software brain to adjust and optimise scans (hosted by Gexcel)
• Using MAPublisher to create quality maps: Output to HTML5, GeoPDF and the Avenza Maps app, using a wide range of GI tools in the Adobe Illustrator software (hosted by XYZ Maps)
• NTM, the country’s most detailed tree map: Updated and upgraded. What’s changed, and who’s using it? (hosted by Bluesky International)
• Ordnance Survey: Catch up with the latest news on products, services and apps
• Hyperspectral Imaging: To support Design and Maintenance of Infrastructure Corridors (hosted by Cyient)
• Answering the biggest questions from space: How satellite imagery is set to unlock deeper insights for governments and business (hosted by Earth-i)
“We’re very much looking forward to GEO Business 2017, and the opportunity to share ideas and innovations around satellite data with delegates in both our workshop session and on our stand. This is an important event on our calendar for this year,” says Jonathan Summer, business development director at Earth -i UK.
Inspiring industry innovators
A few decades ago, few could have foreseen some of the technological advancements that now seem commonplace. The geospatial industry has certainly seen its share of game-changers. Applying these changes – and figuring out what’s next – is an over-arching theme at GEO Business 2017. In addition to the workshops and presentations, the show will feature 200 exhibitors and a packed conference programme of cutting-edge Keynotes offering real-time insights into the challenges and opportunities ahead. The exhibitor list is available to view online at www.geobusinessshow.com/exhibition/exhibitors.
GEO Business will take place on 23-24 May at the Business Design Centre in London, UK. For further information, and to register for a free ticket to attend the exhibition and workshops, please visit www.geobusinessshow.com/register CPD points are available at all workshops and conference sessions (conference prices start from £15 per day).
About Diversified Communications UK
Diversified Communications UK Ltd who own and organise GEO Business, is the UK division of 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. www.divcom.co.uk
About GEO Business
GEO Business is the UK’s biggest geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. Launched in 2014 and organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Survey Association (TSA) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
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 promote 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. www.rics.org
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. www.cices.org
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) strives to promote and progress civil engineering. ICE was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828 where they declared that their aim was to “foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering”. That is still their aim today and they represent around 80,000 members worldwide. http://www.ice.org.uk/
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. www.tsa-uk.org.uk/
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 a 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. http://www.agi.org.uk