Berlin, October 10, 2014: Three days of intense discussions and exhibition moments with 17000 visitors in attendance saw the curtains draw on the 20th Intergeo on October 9.
As a growing forum for dialogue and geospatial industry, the mega event clearly confirmed that the geo industry is ready for a digital, networked world. Geoinformation has evolved from a specialist niche and is becoming part of mainstream IT. The trade show focused on products and applications in a digital world that addressed important social issues.
“Our thanks go to Google, for all the attention that geo applications have gained since the launch of Google Earth.” This is how one INTERGEO exhibitor summed up the current market dynamic in the innovative geoinformation sector. Technology leads to applications and complex data streams yield crucial information – this puts the geoinformation industry at the heart of important social developments in a digital world.
This year’s figures show an increase of around ten percent in overall visitor attendance (over 17,000 in 2014) and in the number of visitors from outside Germany (around 35 percent of the total). The conference attracted 1400 delegates globally
More than 45 percent of visitors disclosed that responsible or involved in decision-making processes According to the results of the visitor survey that are now available, The most popular topic with visitors, according to a spot visitor survey done, was GIS software, followed by surveying equipment and integrated surveying solutions.
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Thöne, INTERGEO organiser and President of the DVW (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management) said, : “The numbers prove that our trade fair and conference addressed the right subjects.”
The positive image of INTERGEO also contributed in attracting up-and-coming talent and was successful in encouraging the next generation into this future-oriented sector.
The 21st INTERGEO will be held in Stuttgart from 15 to 17 September 2015 with a focus on modernising infrastructure.