UK: GEO Business 2018, taking place in London from 22-23 May, is fast approaching and the action-packed 5th installment of the largest geospatial show in the UK is getting ready to break some records as 3000 visitors are expected to attend! With over 200 exhibitors, a brand new seminar programme, cutting-edge commercial workshops, strategic conference and an array of networking events, GEO Business 2018 offers an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to acquaint themselves with the very latest developments in geospatial technology, practice, and applications.
New for 2018 are a series of FREE to attend seminars where attendees will learn how the UK Government’s Digital Built Britain programme is evolving, how technologies like BIM, Visualisation and Augmented Reality are interacting with new data sources like Big Data, Linked Data and Earth Observation data from satellites. They will hear about projects where the latest cutting-edge sensors and systems are being used to capture data quickly and safely using technologies like terrestrial laser scanning, imaging total stations, drones and airborne LiDAR.
Attendees at these free seminars will also hear about how these technologies are being used on major projects like Crossrail and the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 scheme; how surface mapping for road inspection ahead of re-surfacing can now be carried out much more rapidly; how new monitoring systems are helping alert and protect building owners and occupiers in the vicinity of tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension.
Emerging technologies and new sensors will help create the systems for Smart Cities together with enabling technologies like GIS, Big Data and IoT, the Internet of Things. It is said that, “A smart city relies on good information to address complex and interlinked problems.” and the latest technologies for implementing this will feature at GEO Business.
Topics involving geospatial technologies are extremely wide, reflecting the wide reach of the industry. Sectors covered include Construction, Architecture, Road, Rail, Tunnelling, Utilities, Environment, Flooding, Coastal, Smart Cities and Heritage.
The term, Geospatial is today associated with the disciplines of land surveying, geomatics and geographical information system analysis. These professionals use technologies like laser scanning, drones, 3D imagery with analytics drawing on data from the Internet of Things (IoT), Earth Observation data, Cloud Computing and Big Data. They are the experts developers, architects, planners and government turn to.
Seminars will feature real-world case studies that show how cost and risk can be reduced as well as productivity increased. Seminars will be delivered by leading award-winning experts, researchers and opinion formers from across the private, public and academic sectors.
GEO Business also includes nearly 100 manufacturer and developer-led workshop sessions, a strategic conference and a variety of social events including welcome drinks, the famous ale trail and the GEO Business dinner at Arsenal’s home, the Emirates Football Stadium.