GEO Business 2016 Launches Popular FREE to attend Workshop Programme The

The organisers of the UK’s largest geospatial event, GEO Business 2016, which takes place in London from 24-25 May 2016, are delighted to present their most exciting commercial workshop programme yet, exploring cutting-edge technology and techniques to meet the needs of a rapidly developing industry.

Following an overwhelming response from visitors at the 2015 event, GEO Business 2016 will present over 85+ free to attend workshop sessions running in five parallel sessions over the two days of the show.

Caroline Hobden, GEO Business Event Director, comments: “Yet again we have been astounded by the industry’s commitment to GEO Business and are thrilled with the new workshop programme. Each session will successfully deliver hands-on opportunities for visitors, to experience demonstrations of ground-breaking new products and services.”

One workshop that is sure to draw a crowd is the extremely topical and rather contentious issue of equipment theft and how the industry is tackling this increasing problem, hosted by The Survey Association (11:45, Wednesday).

A few workshops that promise to be fascinating include the K-MATIC (a KOREC Group company) session (10:15, Wednesday) when they discuss how TV’s golf coverage uses the best our industry has to offer from UAVs to GPS. The OR3D session (15:30, Tuesday) which discusses how 3D laser scanning equipment is being used in a dynamic and hostile environment to support a human flight world record attempt! And finally Snakegrid (Tuesday 15:30) presented by Dr Jon Iliffe and Dr Jim Turner from JTGeo who will discuss how it has been used and the particular challenges with changing from OS National grid with a Scale factor to a Snakegrid with a unity scale factor.

Those interested in 3D modelling & Visualisation have an array of options to choose from, including Track Access Services (Tuesday, 13:15) presenting on surveying and modelling for road and rail; FARO UK (Tuesday, 14:00) who will discuss automating the point cloud process; NCTech (Tuesday, 14:45) who will highlight the benefits of rapid, high precision 360 degree imaging and Seeable (Tuesday, 15.30) who will demonstrate how to make 3D model technical data available to non-technical people in a non-technical way!

The latest innovations in mobile mapping systems will be demonstrated with a Technology Preview by UltraCam/ Vexcel Imaging (14:00, Tuesday) when they discuss the possibility of capturing the world from every angle, merging air, ground and indoor data for a truly virtual reality walkthrough. Other workshops featuring mobile mapping systems include Avenza Systems (13:15, Tuesday); Opti-Cal Survey Equipment (14:45, Tuesday) and Imajing (15:30, Tuesday). On Wednesday, visitors should not miss the opportunity to attend the GeoSLAM workshop (13:15) when they discuss the next generation of indoor mobile mapping.

A couple of examples of BIM workshops include ClearEdge3D (Tuesday 10:15), Vision Survey (Wednesday, 13:15) and NRG Surveys (Wednesday, 14:00). ClearEdge will demonstrate their new Technologies for Automated Modelling and Construction Validation. Vision Survey shows how BIM level 2 is used within
Underground Utility Mapping and NRG address the application of BIM for an integrated approach to materials take off, setting out and measurements for earthworks and drainage.

Developments in UAV technologies will be highlighted in workshops by Routescene (13:15, Wednesday) who will present their UAV LidarPod followed by Resource UAS (14:00, Wednesday) who are dedicated service providers. Headwall Photonics (11:00, Tuesday) will look at the Nano Hyperspec System: for hyperspectral sensor requirements with the best in class resolution, performance and payload.

Some examples of workshops focusing on the environment include Copernicus/ ECMWF (Tuesday, 10:15); Mabey Hire (15:30, Wednesday) and Landmark Information Group (13:15, Wednesday). Copernicus/ ECMWF will provide an overview of how Copernicus is equipping society, policy-makers and industry to mitigate climate threats, adapt to change and capitalise on opportunities. Mabey Hire will deliver their environmental monitoring instruments and detectors, and Landmark will address using web/ mobile apps and embedded geospatial data within environmental risk assessments.

The workshop programme runs alongside an exhibition of 200 exhibitors showcasing products and services from across the globe, a high level conference enabling delegates to exchange information about the latest geospatial technologies and services across the globe and an ever popular and vibrant social programme to maximise possibilities for informal networking.

With so much happening at GEO Business 2016 and the exceptional feedback from the previous events, 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 2016, please visit: GEO Business 2016 will take place from 24-25 May 2016 at the Business Design Centre in London, UK.

Media enquiries to:
Sophie Potten, Marketing Manager, Diversified Business Communications UK
t. +44 (0)1453 836363
Diversified Communications UK Ltd is the UK division of an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplace include the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Business event in Southampton.
GEO Business 2016 is the UK’s biggest geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. Launched in 2014 and organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Survey Association (TSA) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation,
education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional
body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introduced relevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and
commercial managers which make a difference.
The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) exists to represent the interests of the UK's GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI, by way of its unique membership forum, brings together this previously disparate GI community to share ideas on best practice, experience and innovation, and offers access to unparalleled networking opportunities with significant business benefits. As such it acts on behalf of the community as a whole. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice in GI and is the membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI.
RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881.
Their members are known as chartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name - FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: regulate and promote the
profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance.
The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for

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