Geospatial professionals have an exciting new week to look forward to next year. The Esri UK Annual Conference and the GEO Business Event (incorporating the GeoDATA Forum) will be scheduled to take place on successive days in May 2020 promoting a brand new initiative – London Geospatial Week.
London Geospatial Week will be a week of events showcasing the best and most innovative geospatial solutions., reflecting the rapid growth of the geospatial industry. Centered around the Esri UK Annual Conference on 19th May and the GEO Business and GEO Data events running concurrently on 20th and 21st May, London Geospatial Week will aim to demonstrate the significant value that geospatial technology delivers to both private and public sectors.
Over the coming months further announcements are anticipated, adding value to London Geospatial Week, including educational and CPD events, expanding on its vision: ‘Sharing Innovation – Connecting Industry’.
Stuart Bonthrone, Esri UK’s Managing Director feels strongly that this event will provide inspiration for the future, “Given the consistent and significant growth in our industry, this is the perfect time to launch London Geospatial Week. We are excited by the potential to bring the wider Geospatial Industry together in a week of events that will showcase the art of the possible, share best practice and provide inspiration for the future.”
Caroline Hobden, Event Director for GEO Business and the GeoDATA Forum, believes the London Geospatial Week will be well received by industry with both events likely to attract more visitors. She comments, “We are delighted to be cooperating with Esri UK to benefit the geospatial industry. This is an exciting development for both organisations and we fully support the joint vision, Sharing Innovation – Connecting Industry.’
About Esri & Esri UK
Esri is the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offering the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organisations including the world’s largest cities, national governments, 75% of the Fortune 500, as well as colleges and universities around the world. Esri UK has a team of experienced professional services consultants who have delivered hundreds of projects, deploying the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, IoT and location analytics. For more information: www.esriuk.com/about.
About the Esri UK Annual Conference
The Esri UK Annual Conference brings together around 2500 GIS analysts and data scientists from across the public and private sector to explore innovative strategies and solutions that use ArcGIS to create transformational change. With an exemplary mix of customer stories, technical presentations, hands-on training sessions and a plethora of networking opportunities, the Esri UK Annual Conference is a unique experience. Delegates discover real life GIS success stories and get up to speed with the latest advances and applications of this rapidly evolving technology. The one day conference is held in the QEII centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE; and will take place on 19th May in 2020. It is free to attend.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a framework to organise, communicate and understand the science of our world. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data, enabling analysis by spatial location and organising layers of information into visualisations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships and situations – helping organisations to make smarter decisions. Hundreds of thousands of organisations in virtually every industry and in both the public and private sectors are using GIS to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information and solve complex problems around the world. This is fundamentally changing the way the world works. For more information and examples: www.esriuk.com/what-is-gis
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications UK Ltd 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).
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. CICES 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 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 isthemembership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI. http://www.agi.org.uk
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 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 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/
About the GeoDATA Forum
GeoDATA Forum is a new event for data specialists focused on location intelligence and is co-locating with the long established GEO Business event. This sector has previously been served by a series of showcase events that were organised by Geoaware, part of The GeoInformation Group. With the recent acquisition of The GeoInformation Group by Verisk, discussions started regarding the benefit of holding a data focused event alongside GEO Business which has now resulted in the launch of a new event but with the full support of Verisk who will become an official sponsor and OGC and AGI who are official supporters