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The GISCafe Panels at the Intergeo 2011 and The Raining Acorns

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

It is raining acorns in Nuremberg

I arrived in Nuremberg last night for the Intergeo conference. After checking in at the hotel at 6 PM, had a dinner of sausages and sauerkraut, went to sleep at a respectable 8:30 PM — only to be wide awake at 4 AM due to jetlag. I decided to take a stroll along the adjacent lake. I was stunned by the continuous bullet-like cracking sounds. My taxi driver from the airport had assured me that Nuremberg was an extremely safe city with only 100 murders per year compared to 1,000+ in Cologne, the host of Intergeo 2010. On a closer inspection, to my relief, I discovered the sound was caused by the raining acorns from the oak trees around the lake.

The Raining Acorns

GISCafe is recording more than 20 video interviews at the Intergeo conference and also hosting two panels on the following topics:

  • Aggregating Geospatial, Social media, and Authoritative Source Information (Panel moderated by GISCafe) — Wednesday, Sep 28 – 3:20 – 3:40 PM
  • Integrating Geospatial and Architectural Design Data for Future Cities & Communities (Panel moderated by GISCafe) — Thursday, Sep 29 – 2:40 – 3:00 PM

The panels will be broadcast live on Intergeo TV and available on GISCafe a week after the show. Here are some of the companies interviewing with GISCafe :

  1. RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
  2. PCI Geomatics
  3. Intergraph Z/I Deutschland GmbH
  4. Optech Incorporated
  5. Topcon EUROPE Positioning B.V.
  6. Safe Software Inc.
  7. ESRI Deutschland GmbH
  8. Juniper Systems, Inc.
  9. LizardTech
  10. Leica Geosystems GmbH
  11. PointTools
  12. Laser Technology, Inc.
  13. Trimble
  14. ITT
  15. Sivan Design
  16. Pitney Bowes Software GmbH

The interviews will be posted in the GISCafe -> Videos section after the event. Feel free to contact me if you want to participate in the panels or schedule an interview.

Sanjay Gangal

GISCafe Coverage of the Intergeo 2009

Friday, September 18th, 2009

We have signed up the following 19 companies for video interviews at Intergeo:

  1. Aerodata International Surveys
  2. Altus Positioning Systems Inc.
  3. Applanix Corporation
  4. BAE Systems
  5. Carlson Software, Inc.
  6. Definiens AG
  7. DigiTerra Information Services
  8. DiMAC
  9. ERDAS, Inc.
  10. GEO-3D
  11. Infoterra GmbH
  12. Intermap Technologies GmbH
  13. Latitude Geographics / Geocostex GIS Software
  14. Pitney Bowes Software GmbH
  15. RapidEye AG
  16. Simactive
  17. softelec GmbH
  19. SuperGeo Technologies Inc.

Here is what some of these companies are presenting at Intergeo:

Pitney Bowes @ Booth#4.632
Presenting MapInfo Professional v10 .0 which delivers costs savings and improved operational efficiencies. Leading location intelligence solution features enhanced data access, new user interface and open source support.

SpacEyes @ Booth#1.209
Presenting the new release 3.3.1 of SpacEyes3D Builder, the real time fly through and 3D model making software.


Cadcorp @ Booth#4.115
Demonstrating the capabilities of the latest release of Cadcorp SIS 7; the new Cadcorp ALKIS Loader to translate and load GML files into an Oracle or PostGIS database and the latest web GIS products based upon Cadcorp SIS GeognoSIS.


The Cadcorp ALKIS Loader is provided FREE with a copy of Cadcorp SIS MapModeller desktop GIS.

Cadcorp partner, Nurtech, from Cagliari in Sardinia will be presenting a paper at the conference titled ‘INSPIRE – Practical examples from Sardinia’. The paper is based upon the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/ED) and highlights the principles of geographic data sharing and accessibility within the Sardinian Government.

Cadcorp will be joined by Hartwick Treckmann of GisME® who will be showing applications dealing with Graveyard Management, Fire Services and data translation techniques for converting Smallworld™ data to Cadcorp SIS.

Finally, Cadcorp continues to grow its business partner network in Europe and welcomes such organisations to its stand.

GISCafe @ Intergeo 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I am preparing to go to Intergeo 2009 in Germany for video coverage of the show for GISCafe. Send me a message if you are going too. GISCafe is at booth#4.133.

This is the largest GIS show in the world with more than 480 exhibitors and 16,000 attendees. I am very excited to attend this show.

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