Post By Simon Montford on May 16, 2018
GEO Business 2018 will take place in London from 22-23 May, and WEB3//IOT will be there to cover the event. The organisers claim that it will be the largest geospatial show in the UK with around 3000 visitors from across the world expected to attend. The exhibition area will house over 200 exhibitors that will include Survey Solutions Scotland, Atkins, Bentley, Topcon, HM Land Registry, Leica Geosystems, Viametris, Trimble, Clicks and Links, Malcolm Hughes, Faro, Stonex, The Coal Authority, Bridgeway Consulting and many more.
Internet of Things technologies will be featured extensively during the two days of seminars and talks. Attendees will hear about how technologies such as BIM, Visualisation and Augmented Reality are being combined with Big Data, Linked Data and Earth Observation data from satellites. They will hear about projects where the latest cutting-edge sensors and systems are being used to capture data quickly and safely using technologies like terrestrial laser scanning, imaging total stations, drones and airborne LiDAR.
Attendees at these free seminars will also hear about how these technologies are being used on major projects like Crossrail and the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 scheme; how surface mapping for road inspection ahead of re-surfacing can now be carried out much more rapidly; how new monitoring systems are helping alert and protect building owners and occupiers in the vicinity of tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension.
Seminars will feature real-world case studies that show how cost and risk can be reduced as well as productivity increased. Seminars will be delivered by leading award-winning experts, researchers and opinion formers from across the private, public and academic sectors.
Taking place on 23rd May will be a series of talks about Industrial IoT and "The 4th Industrial Revolution". Simon Navin from Ordnance Survey believes that we are in the middle of a technological revolution that is altering the way we live, move, work, and communicate with one another. According to Navin the 4th Industrial Revolution represents a new era of technological transformation unlike anything humans have experienced before. Well, we at WEB3//IOT are in agreement! He also thinks that geospatial will play a big part in maximising the digital economy as part of the Industry 4.0 revolution.
There will also be a highly anticipated keynote from William Priest, the Director of the newly launched Geospatial Commission. He will provide an overview of the Commissions’ objectives following the Autumn 2017 statement. Key areas of discussion around the future for geospatial will take place in the form of a panel debate featuring industry heavy weights Charles Kennelly the CTO of Esri UK, Miranda Sharp who heads up Smart City Practice at Ordnance Survey, Andrew Trigg the Head of Data at HM Land Registry and Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist at Google. Facilitator Abi Page from AGI laid out the focus of the debate. “This session promises to deliver lively participation both from the panel and the floor. We want answers to difficult questions like how is geospatial enabling the growth of existing and emerging industries? What is the future of the “traditional” geospatial industry as this revolution continues and how can the UK maximise value from data linked to location?”
There will be several networking events for visitors to take part in at GEO Business. Anyone who is registered to attend will be able to join the team for a welcome drink on Monday 21st May at the Radicals and Victuallers from 6pm-7.30pm a great way to start off a very busy few days. More popular than ever before is the GEO Business Ale Trail, a free to attend event hosted on the show floor from 4pm on Tuesday the 22nd May.
It's not too late to register, so hope to see you there: www.geobusinessshow.com
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