The GI2008 Symposium took place recently in Dresden, Germany. The symposium brought together a wide range of public, private and educational people, all interested in the pursuit of geoinformation and geospatial applications for sustainability purposes. As an educational and capacity building event, GI2008 featured many unique cross-border applications. Vector1 Media editor Jeff Thurston attended the event and reports on some of the many leading examples of European projects in such areas as metainformation, catalog services, cross-border geospatial collaboration, data search and public information re-use and more.
Last week media were invited to Barcelona, Spain for the HP 'Behind the Scenes' event – A Celebration of 20 Years of Innovation and Leadership for Large Format in Barcelona. This was a unique event because it also included a tour of the HP facilities together with stops at other interesting locations in the City of Barcelona. It is in Barcelona where HP began in 1988, setting up large format printing operations.
The International Trade Fair for Building and Construction Technology opened today in Berlin, Germany at the Messe Berlin conference grounds. With 810 exhibitors from 18 countries the conference was officially opened by German Minister for Traffic Construction and Urban Development , Wolfgang Tiefensee.
About 1200 participants from all over the world gathered in Moskau, Russia recently to celebrate the ICA’s 23rd International Cartography Congress (ICC). Countries from all over the world were represented, most of them members of the International Cartographic Association. A rough estimate would divide the participants into four cultural groups of equal size; ‘the Western’, ‘Russia and East-Europe’, ‘China’, and ‘all other parts of the world’.
With an estimated 600 in attendance from all parts of the UK, the Annual Gala Awards and Dinner were held at the Grosvenor House in London this week. This event, was chosen as the premiere event for the construction industry in the UK by the Prime Minister in 2001 and is a showcase for British talent in the civil engineering field and for projects originating both within and outside the country.
I had the opportunity to interview three prominent people in the UK geoinformation community while at the Association for Geographic Information (AGi) conference in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Vanessa Lawrence is Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the British Ordnance Survey, Andy Coote is Consultancy Services Director for ESRI (UK) and Ed Parsons is Geospatial Technologist for Google. I asked each of them similar questions.
The 2007 InterGeo event in Leipzig this week was well attended with estimates approaching 15,000 people from more than 80 different countries. This event provides a unique perspective as it combines on one tradeshow floor all of the disciplines that create, manage, analyze, display and distribute geospatial data. It includes both manufacturers and suppliers, and a significant number of small to medium sized businesses (SME's) The breadth of companies represents the entire geospatial value chain including surveying, GPS, photogrammetry, 3D visualisation and data integration.
|Tue Jun 18|
Canada - CoastGIS 2013 Conference: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast
|Tue Jun 18|
Germany - Munich Satellite Navigation Summit
|Sun Jun 23|
Italy - INSPIRE 2013: The Green Renaissance
|Sun Jun 23|
Italy - International Workshop at the Crossroad of Earth Information, Technology and Social Sciences
|Tue Jun 25|
Austria - RIEGL LIDAR 2013 International User Conference
|Wed Jun 26|
Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition