Events, Statistics, Geospatial Data and the UN

The FIG Working Week in Helsinki was well organised, well attended and achieved by collaboration. So is much else in the geospatial business. Jointly organized by FIG and the two Finnish members of FIG and the National Land Survey of Finland, the working week was a substantial amount of good technical and strategic papers and presentations, as well as a strong cultural element. In the UK, GEO Business demonstrated the diversity, health and general state of our industry and profession. In the UK, there are concerns affecting the industry from austerity to “Brexit”. These are ongoing and largely out of... (read more)
2017-07-04 12:40:42

Three Geospatial Events Combine to Form Geo Week

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), ASPRS Annual Conference, and MAPPS Winter Conference have come together to form ‘Geo Week’ taking place 25-31 January 2019 in Denver, USA. Previously, these three events took place separately throughout the year. By uniting the events, geospatial professionals will be able to attend all three in the space of a week. Lisa Murray, Group Director for Diversified Communications, said “For years the geospatial community has asked us to collaborate with other events to bring industry members together for a powerful combination of education, technology innovation, and commercial exchange. In 2018, we took a giant... (read more)
2018-09-19 10:05:09

Diversified Merges Commercial UAV Expo and Drone World Expo

Commercial UAV Expo organiser Diversified Communications has acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Lisa Murry, director of Commercial UAV Expo, announced the business decision during her welcoming remarks at this years event in Las Vegas. “Since 2015, the market has exploded with drone events, making for a congested and complicated landscape for customers to choose from,” Murray explained. “The acquisition of Drone World Expo takes two leading commercial UAS events and unites them to form the largest commercial drone event in the market.” Murray highlighted that the merging of the events will improve the ability to deliver qualified buyers to... (read more)
2017-11-13 11:36:11

Geomares and Diversified Communications Announce Cooperation

Geomares and Diversified Communications have announced a cooperation whereby the media company’s product database will become the official supplier directory for the following trade events and e-media sites organised by Diversified: SPAR3D Expo & Conference,, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Commercial UAV News, Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Exhibiting companies at Diversified’s events that have an expanded profile will be linked directly from the exhibitor list to their profile on, which includes information such as company description, contact information, videos, technical specifications, product categories and more. This will give event visitors direct online... (read more)
2017-01-17 10:27:46

BIM Event Speakers Make Plea for Digital Transformation in Construction

Construction industry speakers at the fifth British Information Modelling Event made a unanimous plea for change in the construction industry. In an event that discussed some of the latest advances in digital construction, speakers from Atkins, Cogital and TfL joined event sponsors 3D Repo and other technology innovators at The Shard, London. The evening event also included a lively panel discussion, hosted by Oliver Hughes, Director of Digital Construction Week, following the speaker presentations. The event also saw for the first time new developments in change and clash detection from 3D Repo, the company that allows complex BIM datasets from... (read more)
2018-07-03 10:31:42

Visitor registrations flood in for GEO Business 2015

With just a month to go until GEO Business 2015, taking place at the Business Design Centre in London from 27-28 May 2015, the organisers are anticipating the biggest and most lively event yet with visitor registrations up a remarkable 50% compared to last year's show. Caroline Hobden, Event Director for GEO Business, comments, “We are absolutely delighted to have such resolute support from the geospatial community to make GEO Business an energy-packed, forward-looking event. We have responded to demand by growing the exhibition floorspace so it's nearly 400m2 bigger than last year, and to reflect this our free workshop... (read more)
2017-01-11 04:31:29

Digital Construction Week Set for a New Home in 2017

The organisers of Digital Construction Week (DCW) – the event dedicated to innovation and technology in the built environment and the first digital construction event to launch here in UK - announced today that the event, which is now in its third year, is moving to London’s EXCEL for 2017. With the 2015 & 2016 events both having been staged at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the show will now move across the capital. The change is one the show organisers are excited about, Oliver Hughes, Event Director at DCW described the rationale behind the move; “The digital construction... (read more)
2017-02-21 04:49:21

AEC-ST and Diversified Partner to Produce New Shows

Diversified Communications and AEC Science & Technology, LLC (AEC-ST) announced today that they have joined forces to re-launch a series of AEC high-technology shows in 2018. AEC-ST’s trademarked brands including its specialty events The National BIM Conference; The National High Performance Building Conference; The National Specifiers Conference; and The Federal Design & Construction Outlook Conference will join Diversified’s portfolio of AEC industry offerings, SPAR3D Expo and Conference; Commercial UAV Expo; and International LiDAR Mapping Forum to offer a comprehensive cutting edge slate of emerging technology solutions for the important design, building, and construction marketplace. AEC-ST founder and Principal George Borkovich... (read more)
2017-01-30 03:27:17

Satellite Altimeters Help Reveal Sub-Ocean Topography

It has been said that we have more complete maps of the surface of Mars or the Moon than we do of Earth. Close to 70 percent of our planet is covered by water, and that water refracts, absorbs, and reflects light so well that it can only penetrate a few tens to hundreds of metres. To humans and most satellite eyes, the deep ocean is opaque. But David Sandwell of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Walter Smith of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have produced a global dataset revealing the topography of the ocean bed. Their methodology... (read more)
2017-04-28 12:59:19

Commercial UAV Expo Announced for October 2015 by SPAR Point Group

SPAR Point Group announced today that it will launch Commercial UAV Expo, 5-7 October 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. As organizers of premier 3D technology events in North America, Europe and Asia, SPAR Point Group is well established in the data capture and imaging technology space. “We have been listening to our customers and watching the market for some time,” said Lisa Murray, Director. “While it is well known that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a game-changing technology, the regulatory environment and concerns over safety have kept commercial growth to a minimum. Given the potential benefits of... (read more)
2017-01-06 01:14:25
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