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GEO Business 2017 features free workshops, exhibition

March 20, 2017  - By
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GEO Business, the London-based international showcase for the geospatial industry, has unveiled its commercial workshop program 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 on May 23-24, the workshops and exhibition are all free to attend.

Tailored specifically to equip geomatics and geospatial professionals with practical demonstrations 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 modeling and visualization, 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,” said 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 U.K. 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.” The full line-up is now online.

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 modeling: 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 localization, change detection analysis and a powerful software brain to adjust and optimize 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 Adobe Illustrator (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).

“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,” said Jonathan Summer, business development director at Earth -i UK. “This is an important event on our calendar for this year.”

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 program of keynotes offering real-time insights into the challenges and opportunities ahead. The exhibitor list is available online.

For more information, and to register for a free ticket to attend the exhibition and workshops, visit Continuing Professional Development points are available at all workshops and conference sessions. Conference prices start at £15 per day.

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