Globalgeo 2011 explores the new business opportunities of geo-information
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Globalgeo 2011 explores the new business opportunities of geo-information

The show will host the 9th International Geomatic Week

The next Globalgeo, International Geoinformation Show, which will be held from the 15th to the 17th of March 2011 in Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc exhibition centre, will be bringing together companies, institutions and experts from around the world to present the latest advances and new business opportunities that are opening up in this field. The event will also feature an impressive programme of activities and will be hosting the 9th International Geomatic Week, one of the most important scientific congresses in this speciality.

Globalgeo 2011 will again become a major showcase for the most innovative products and services in cartography, geographic information systems, photogrammetry, teledetection, geodesy, topography, satellite navigation, intelligent transport systems and communication and information.

“This year, we have intensified our efforts to show the best range of exhibits and to attract national and international companies and buyers with the aim of promoting leads and generating business”, explained Eduard Teignier, director of the show. Along these lines, the organisers are creating a Speakers’ Corner, an area where exhibitors can present their new projects, stage demonstrations and share experiences and success stories.

This show will also include an impressive programme of conferences and other activities with the participation of renowned experts who will analyse the new opportunities that are opening up in this sector, “closely linked to technology and with great growth potential”, says Teignier. He added: “Our goal is to consolidate Globalgeo as the leading meeting point for the scientific and business worlds of Southern Europe”.

The list of side events includes the 4th Autonomous Community Cartography Seminars, the OGC-Iberian and Latin American Forum, the GIT-GIS 2011 Forum dedicated to geospatial information technologies and systems, organised by the Catalan Association of Geospatial Information Technologies (ACTIG) with the collaboration of the Barcelona Town Council and the Seminar on local geographical information and management of urban dynamics and, for the second year running, the TGEO Tutorials, organised by the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia and the Catalan Earth Observation Programme (PCOT).

Leading scientific congress
Globalgeo 2011 will also host the 9th International Geomatic Week, the leading congress of its kind in Spain and one of the most important in the world. This event, organised by the Geomatics Institute and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia will bring together researchers from around the world to present and analyse the latest advances in this field.

The key theme of this year’s show is “The Future of Maps – the Maps of the Future”, which will feature new projects and solutions in the field of 3D cartography, mobile and in real time; global visualization viewers; mixed and augmented reality; 3D urban models; tangible, multimodal interfaces for spatial data positioning/localisation-based services; cartography software; local searches and analysis of space-time data, among others.

The list of key-note speakers at the Geomatic Week includes experts such as Monika Sester, Professor at Hannover University’s Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation and specialist in automation of geomatic data.

Barcelona, December 2010

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