Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Autodesk University 2011 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. This year’s event attracted 8,000 people from 80 countries to the live event, and 30,000 virtual attendees via the live Internet broadcasts of the content. The event theme, “The Power of the Possible,” placed an emphasis on creativity and the
Monday, November 14th, 2011
Bentley Systems returned to Amsterdam last week for their annual invitation-only Be Inspired thought leadership and award ceremony. There were 280 nominations from 42 countries for this year’s awards, and from these there were 57 finalists presenting at the event. Among the infrastructure categories represented were 3-D City GIS, construction simulation, energy modeling, infrastructure asset
Monday, October 31st, 2011
The annual Esri European User Conference was held in Madrid, Spain October 26-28, 2011. With 3000 registered for this event, it made it one of the largest that the company has held in Europe. While most of the audience was from Spain, followed by other Europeans, there were many people attending from distant locations around
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
The GEOINT 2011 Symposium took place in San Antonio, Texas from Oct. 16-19. The event drew a global audience of more than 4,000 participants, with a focus on the tools and tradecraft of military intelligence using a geospatial approach. With a theme of “Forging Integrated Intelligence,” the emphasis was placed on cooperation and collaboration, where
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Autovation, the smart utility conference run by Utilimetrics, took on new content this year with a track organized by the Geospatial Information Technology Association. The event took place from Sept. 25-28 at the Gaylort National Resort in Washington, D.C., drawing a strong crowd of electric and water utilities that are committed to the promise of
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
The 17th Annual INTERGEO was held this past week in the historic city of Nuremberg, Germany. This event brought together 16,000 people from 80 countries, and delivered 140 presentations on a variety of topics to a conference audience in addition to presenting one of the largest trade show in the world, including the latest products and
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) 3D Information Management (3DIM) Working Group held a 3D Summit on Sept. 20 as part of the OGC Technical Committee meetings in Boulder, Colo. The content tackled advancements and challenges, with panel discussions and lightening talks that addressed city 3D models, campus visualization, indoor 3D models and augmented reality.
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference (FOSS4G) took place in Denver, Colo. from Sept. 12-16. The event drew more than 900 people, making it the largest of these yearly gatherings organized by the OSGeo Foundation. The international event drew developers, solution providers and academics from 42 countries.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
The fifth annual OpenStreetMap State of the Map Conference took place in Denver, Colo. from Sept. 9-11. The event drew its largest crowd yet, with an engaged international gathering of more than 250 attendees from 34 countries. The event drew a mix of volunteer mappers, developers of solutions that build upon the data, academic researchers,
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
The 24th annual GIS in the Rockies took place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at the Cable Center in Denver, Colo. The event theme, “Emerging Technolgies; Are You Read?,” addressed both these new technologies as well as the need to stay abreast of these developments in order to make the most of the possibilities.