February 11, 2008 -- The first new geospatial exhibition for more than 15 years - targeted at engineering, surveying, geomatics and GIS professionals - has been launched in the UK. GEO-8 combines the hugely successful annual event the World of Geomatics with a new opportunity - GIS Innovations - and is set to become the UK’s biggest exhibition showcasing all aspects of geospatial information.
GEO-8 will take place on the 9th and 10th of April 2008 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK. GEO-8 has already attracted top names from the international world of measurement and data collection together with leading suppliers of geographical information solutions, respected UK educational establishments and professional trade organisations.
“Place Matters according to a recent report to government and with our relocation to the world class facilities offered by the Ricoh Arena we think that Coventry is the place to be in April 2008,” said Stephen Booth of PV Publications, organisers of the event and publishers of Geomatics World, GIS Professional and Engineering Surveying Showcase. “By bringing together suppliers from all aspects of the geospatial industry from those involved in measurement, mapping, processing, presentation and modelling of geospatial data through to those who use the information in sophisticated systems that rely on geographical locations we hope to create industry leading event.”
GEO-8 will also co-host the m3 Conference. Focusing on the 3m’s of geospatial information - measuring, modelling, managing the conference will provide the opportunity for geospatial professionals to come together to discuss current practice, consider current and emerging technologies and to hear topical presentations from high profile business leaders, practitioners, academics and researchers.
The Ricoh Arena in Coventry is a world-class centre for business, entertainment and sport. The Ricoh Arena offers state-of-the-art conference, banqueting, exhibition, hotel and sports facilities and the multi purpose complex has already won awards for its design. Occupying more than 40 acres close to the M6 motorway the Arena is home to Coventry City Football Club and has also attracted stars such as Brian Adams, Bon Jovi and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to the Midlands city.
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