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A review of GEO Business 2019

On Tuesday 21st May at 9.00am the doors of the Business Design Centre in London opened to kick off GEO Business 2019. More than 2,600 visitors from over 50 countries attended GEO Business this year; the UK’s only dedicated geospatial event.

This year there were a variety of exhibitors that equated to over 200 stands, showcasing the latest products and services in their real environment. Some of the exhibitors included Leica, Euro GPR, Get Kids into Survey and RICS.

Areas included airborne laser scanning, modelling and visualisation, GIS mapping and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Utilities Seminar

Janos Dobsi, Managing Director at Catsurveys, was the chair of the Utilities seminar held at Theatre 3 on Tuesday 21st May.

The seminar included several presentations, the first of which was by Mark White from LandScope Engineering. Mark presented ‘u-GIS: LandScope’s Underground GIS Platform’ and discussed the importance of access to high quality sub-surface data and the development of intuitive underground visualisation capabilities.

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Following Mark was Adam Baker, Technical Sales (Detection) at Leica Geosystems. Adam’s presentation was titled ‘Surveying with a Multi Array GPR’ and as the name suggests, he discussed methods of investigation and obtaining clearer and more precise information about the underground world with the use of ground penetrating radar.

Wrapping up the Utilities seminar was John Peter Archer, Cofounder & Director of Gather. John Peter cofounded Gather to transform how data is used to get toilets to those who need them the most. Gather’s work has been recognised by the World Bank and Tech4Good and supported by former Vice President Al Gore’s Generation Foundation. Gather has pioneered several geospatial projects to bridge this data gap and in 2019 they plan to launch their first city data hub in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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New for 2019

This year, there was a second event held alongside GEO Business called the GeoDATA Forum. This new event featured an array of speakers and keynotes presenting talks on a wide range of GIS related issues.

Visitors had the opportunity to see the latest in location intelligence with sessions featuring case studies on how GIS is used to capture store, manipulate, analyse, manage and present spatial or geographic data.

That’s it for another year!

Overall our team had a great experience visiting GEO Business this year. This event always gives us a fantastic opportunity to meet up with some friendly faces as well as being able to form some new working relationships.

We will see you again next year!

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