GEO Business 2015 Launches Calls for Papers

A Call for Papers has been announced for the GEO Business 2015 Conference, taking place at the Business Design Centre in London, UK, from 27-28 May 2015. For GEO Business 2015, the committee welcomes papers which will address the key commercial and technical issues facing the industry. Abstracts should be submitted online at the event’s website before 17 December 2014. This could include reporting on recent cutting-edge geospatial projects; approaches to unlock the potential of Big Data for geospatial professionals; smart GIS; data processing, presentation and applications; survey operations and systems integration; international and local specifications and standards; a focus... (read more)
2014-09-22 11:08:49

Seminar Programme for GEO Business 2019 Call for Abstracts

The organisers of the UK’s largest geospatial event, GEO Business 2019, have announced a call for abstracts for their seminar programme to be held at the Business Design Centre in London, UK from 21-22 May 2019. The seminars attracted 2,602 attendees from 53 countries at its launch in 2018 and covered a variety of topics demonstrating the impact geospatial technologies and solutions are having on our global environment. The GEO Business team are looking for ground-breaking and stimulating abstracts that highlight the value and impact that geospatial data is having on delivering services and solutions to the world. The seminar... (read more)
2018-11-14 11:50:00

Spanning the Spectrum - GEO Business 2017

The industry’s leading event took place once again at the Business Design Centre in London and attracted a bustling crowd of geo-people. It is not possible to attend every conference session, associated meeting, workshop or visit every stand but it was possible to discern the mood of the industry and that is upbeat. This would be a conference “spanning the spectrum of geospatial activities” announced conference chairman Steven Eglinton (Geo-Enable and the AGI) in his introduction. The first session spanned national mapping, remote sensing and GIS. Ordnance Survey CEO, Nigel Clifford opened with his keynote, ‘Geospatial: Innovation, integration and impact’,... (read more)
2017-07-04 12:25:37

Turning Big Data into Big Business

Professor Ian Dowman of University College London reports from an event that heard numerous examples of how Earth observation data is being used daily to inform decision making by policy makers, governments, insurers and security providers. Engage is the latest in a series of conferences organised by DigitalGlobe, the company operating the Worldview constellation of satellites and providing services based on the data they capture. A key component of the business is the archive which goes back to 1999 and contains 90 petabytes of data. The latest conference was billed as a two-way exchange between data supplier and user and... (read more)
2017-07-04 11:33:58

News from The Survey Association

In this article we are featuring news from The Survey Association (TSA) and this will be followed up by regular columns. The TSA conference was held in November and we include a report on this as well as information on the government apprentice scheme and a TSA Guidance note on PAS128 compliant utility survey. The annual Survey Association (TSA) conference was held this year at the Steam Museum of The Great Western Railway in Swindon, an appropriate venue to match the theme of 'On the Right Track'. The tone for the day was set by Chris Preston of Network Rail by... (read more)
2018-01-15 10:40:22

National Mapping Organisations - Cambridge Conference 2017

The Cambridge Conference is held every four years by Ordnance Survey. The 2017 conference brought together directors and senior managers involved in mapping and use of geospatial data from 33 countries. The event guide describes the meeting as a unique opportunity for leaders in the field of mapping and geospatial information to discuss issues of mutual interest and global importance. The theme of the conference was 'Mapping Nations: The Next Decades', and the first day concentrated on resilience and challenges. Nigel Clifford, CEO of Ordnance Survey, opened proceedings and emphasised what are now familiar themes in discussion of geospatial data: big... (read more)
2017-09-05 02:53:17

New Standards, New Guidelines and New APC Pathways

Spring has sprung, and the final evening lectures have taken place in late Feb 2018. This has been an outstanding session with lectures on such diverse but interconnected subjects as machine learning and point clouds, satellite imagery, MapAction, Ordnance Survey, Survey4BIM and hydrographic surveying. The 2018/19 sessions will start in earnest in October 2018 – more details will be available online in due course. However, even if the lectures are done there is no letting up on the geospatial action within RICS. UK Government Geospatial Comission The Geospatial Commission, reported in GW in January/February, is an enormous step forward for... (read more)
2018-03-29 04:48:15

Supporting the Profession - Interview with Rudolf Staiger

Durk Haarsma, publisher of GIM International, sat down with Rudolf Staiger, FIG President, to discuss the surveying profession as it is now and how it will look in the future. GIM International: Congratulations on becoming the new president of FIG! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? Rudolf Staiger: Having grown up in the Black Forest in south Germany, I studied geodesy at the University of Karlsruhe, after which I spent a year in Paris, France, also studying geodesy, at the National Geographical Institute (IGN). After that I worked for a few years in the private sector, including... (read more)
2019-03-07 02:16:33

All you need to know about the Record Breaking GEO Business 2018

GEO Business 2018, taking place in London from 22-23 May, is fast approaching and the 5th instalment of the largest geospatial show in the UK is getting ready to break some records. Firstly, with registrations currently tracking 27% ahead of this time last year, as many as 3,000 visitors from across the world are expected to attend this free event. Sold out Exhibition The exhibition is also breaking boundaries with stands selling out not once, or twice but three times. This expanded area helps to house over 200 exhibitors who have all chosen GEO Business as the place to do... (read more)
2018-05-16 10:21:52

Glanville Environmental Attains Membership of The Survey Association

Glanville Environmental, including its specialist survey division Glanville Geospatial Services, has announced that it has been accepted as an Affiliate Member of The Survey Association. Glanville Geospatial Services was founded in 2017, initially to support the civil engineering and wastes management services of Glanville Environmental, headquartered at Lee Mill in Devon.  However, the geospatial business unit quickly thrived in its own right, winning high profile project work from major organizations across the South West and Wales, including South West Water, Exeter University and Bristol City Council. Its complete portfolio of geospatial services now includes 3D laser scanning, topographic surveys, utility... (read more)
2019-05-31 10:09:49
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