GEO Business 2015 Launches Biggest Workshop Programme Yet

Mar 19, 2015 -- The organisers of the UK’s largest geospatial event, GEO Business 2015, which takes place at the Business Design Centre in London from 27-28 May 2015, are delighted to present their most extensive commercial workshop programme yet, which explores cutting-edge technology and techniques to meet the needs of a rapidly developing industry. 

Caroline Hobden, GEO Business Event Director, comments, “We have been overwhelmed by the industry’s commitment to GEO Business 2015 and are thrilled to announce that our workshop programme has grown by a staggering 34% since last year’s show.”

GEO Business 2015 will present over 140 free workshop sessions in the two days of the show.  These will run in seven parallel sessions from 09:30 to 17:30 each day, with exhibitors demonstrating ground-breaking new products and services. 

One workshop that promises to be fascinating is SUMO Services Group, UK, with Dr John Gater who is Channel 4’s Time Team ‘Geofizz’ Consultant and will be ‘revealing the buried past without digging’ in his workshops at 16:15 on Wednesday 27 and 13:15 on Thursday 28 May.

The latest innovations in mapping will be demonstrated by TomTom, Belgium; while CGG-NPA Satellite Mapping, UK, will be demonstrating recent launches for satellite imaging and improved terrain mapping.  Mapping experts will also cover the subject of apps with Cadcorp, UK, talking about developing location aware web mapping apps; and Avenza, Canada, showing how maps can be made suitable for smartphones and tablets, as well as information on selling and distributing through iTunes.  Other informative mapping workshops include Oceanwise, UK, which will be demonstrating how to maximise the value of marine spatial data through intelligent marine mapping data services; Skyline Software Systems, UK, with its apps to build, view, query and analyse 3D virtual landscapes and city models; and XYZ Maps, UK, who will be showing how to create maps in Illustrator and Photoshop with examples using XYZ Postcode Boundaries and OS raster maps.         

Image processing experts, Pix4D, Switzerland, will be revealing how to convert terrestrial and aerial imagery acquired by lightweight UAV into 2D mosaics and 3D models.  Continuing the theme of 3D modelling, DotProduct, USA, will be demonstrating how handheld 3D scanning can be turned into models in a matter of minutes.  Don’t forget to pick up a free app from Storm Geomatics, UK - they are offering PhotoMapp which captures information and imagery and auto-presents it professionally.   

Developments in UAV technologies will be highlighted in workshops by SmartPlanes, Sweden, who will be demonstrating progress in AUV accuracy; and Richard Allitt Associates, UK, advising on best options for remote aerial surveys and looking at advantages of fixed wing or multi-rotor devices.  Also of interest in this field is Skycap, UK, which is looking at aerial platforms and sensors for digital elevation models. 

With such a rapidly developing industry, the workshop programme at GEO Business 2015 truly reflects the wide variety of technologies available today.  The workshops provide an unmissable opportunity for visitors to learn more from the companies exhibiting at GEO Business’ dynamic international exhibition, which will be nearly 400m2 bigger than the 2014 event.  Also running alongside the show will be a two day conference, enabling delegates to exchange information about the latest geospatial technologies and services across the globe (full details at: 

At GEO Business 2015 there will be a vibrant social programme to maximise possibilities for informal networking, including a gala dinner that was a sell-out at the 2014 show.  With so much happening at GEO Business 2015 and the exceptional feedback from the 2014 launch event, the organisers are expecting an even greater turnout of visitors to the show in May.

To see the full programme of workshops at GEO Business 2015, please visit:  GEO Business 2015 will take place on 27-28 May 2015 at the Business Design Centre in London, UK. 

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