5 Reasons to attend GEO Business this May

Wednesday 18 May marks the return of GEO Business. The two-day event is a must-attend for anyone who wants to learn how to unlock the power of location data and geospatial technology.

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There’s so many reasons to attend the show on 18-19 May 2022 at ExCeL London. You’ll have the chance to get hands-on with the latest geospatial innovations. Plus, you’ll hear from the profession’s brightest minds and get up to speed with the key trends in the theatres.

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With more than 120 companies showcasing the latest geospatial tech, tools and solutions, plus a free-to-attend education programme featuring over 150 speakers, it’s set to be a busy two days.

Not convinced yet? Here’s five reasons why you should attend GEO Business this May.

Hear from the Geospatial Commission

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The Government’s Geospatial Commission will be at the show sharing their expertise and insights about the UK’s geospatial strategy and the best use of geospatial data. You can meet them in-person at their dedicated pavilion and hear directly from them in a range of inspiring talks.

The Commission and partners will feature across the seminar programme, with sessions covering topics including Asset Owner engagement, National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) platform development, why standards matter and future use cases.

Speakers include the Chris Chambers, Deputy Director, NUAR Delivery at the Geospatial Commission, who will outline The benefits of the UK’s National Underground Asset Register. Kevin Yue, Principal Economic Advisor for the Geospatial Commission, will also present Developing the economic case for geospatial data sharing, principles and examples, which will include specifics about the NUAR Economic Case.*

The Geospatial Commission will also host a series of exclusive presentations on the Main Stage, exploring geospatial strategy, decarbonisation and the future of transport.

Learn from inspiring speakers

That’s just a preview of the exciting content that will be on offer at the show. The education programme at GEO Business is packed with 60+ hours of free-to-attend content delivered by expert speakers from across the geospatial profession. The event features seven different theatres that focus on some of the key areas shaping geospatial.

Among the exciting sessions taking place are The Infrastructure Mapping Application – Transforming infrastructure delivery in London with Helen Markides, Infrastructure Data and Innovation Lead at Greater London Authority. She’ll discuss how spatial data and GIS tools are supporting better collaboration in the planning and delivery of London’s infrastructure and development.

Simon Chester, Communication Manager at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) will present The metaverse is geospatial, the metaverse is open. The session will outline what the metaverse is, discuss how it’s inherently geospatial and will therefore impact the geospatial industry (and vice versa), and underscore the importance and value of a standards-based approach to its creation.

Donna Lyndsay, Innovation Lead at Ordnance Survey will share how they’re using their innovation capability and expertise in location to support sustainability initiatives in Geospatial and the sustainability challenge.

Other speakers include: Andrew Evans, President of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES); Dr Pooja Mapahatra, Solution Owner – Geospatial at Fugro; Dr. Anthony Veal, Senior Scientific Consultant at Met Office; Phoebe Parry-Crooke, Partnerships Manager at what3words; Lt Col Drew Craig from the British Army – Royal Engineers; Geospatial Marketer Elaine Ball; Vida Williams, Technical Director for Geospatial at Jacobs; Bo Larsson Gruber, Surveying Specialist for the Swedish Transport Administration – Large Projects; Allan Jamieson, Data Standards Lead at Ordnance Survey; and many more.*

See ground-breaking technology

As well as the content-packed programme on offer, GEO Business also features a range of interactive demos with cutting-edge technology for geospatial.

You’ll have the chance to experience ground-breaking technology in action live on the show floor, with a series of live demonstrations featuring the Leica BLK ARC autonomous laser scanning module for robots combined with Spot from Boston Dynamics.

In the main exhibition, you can test out your drone pilot skills at stand GB11 with Aetha and Vantage UAV, get a look at the latest USVs for hydrographic survey from Seafloor Systems at stand GC10, or head over to stand GF41 to see how easy it is to capture and process data with GeoSLAM.

At the Trimble/KOREC stand (GC52) they’ll showcase their latest tech, including the Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanner, R12i GNSS and S-Series Robotic Total Stations, and the Trimble MX50 Mobile Mapping System along with a range of Mixed and Augmented Reality solutions. RIEGL will have the latest LiDAR technology and systems on show at stand GC40, including the VQ-840-G topo-bathymetric airborne laser scanner, their robotic solution for railroad surveying applications, the new RIEGL VMR, and much more.

Discover the latest innovations

That’s only a taster of the impressive companies who’ll be in attendance. At GEO Business the extensive exhibitor list features many of the biggest names and newest disruptors in geospatial, including CARTO, Coptrz, Esri UK, Fugro, Hexagon Geosystems, NavVis, RIEGL, Satellite Applications Catapult, SatSense, Senceive, TinyMobileRobots, Topcon Positioning and what3words – to name just a few.

With so many influential brands and inspiring innovators in one place, GEO Business is an unrivalled opportunity to see the most recent developments for mapping, scanning, surveying, monitoring, GIS, visualisation and much more. Visit the stands to get a first look at the newest launches, get up close with emerging tech (think automation, robotics, 3D laser scanners, VR/AR headsets, drones and much more) and stay informed about the latest trends.

And it’s not just in the aisles that you’ll find exciting new products on show. The Showcase Stage at GEO Business (sponsored by Trimble) features quick-fire sessions from exhibitors and sponsors that demonstrate the most up-to-date technologies and innovations. Drop by to watch live demos and hear about new product launches from a host of exciting speakers.

Grow your network

It’s not all just about cool tech at GEO Business. The people you’ll meet are just as important. Nothing beats making real life connections, so it’s great news that GEO Business will bring the geospatial community together in-person.

With thousands of visitors expected to flock to ExCeL London for the show this May, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with people who are passionate about geospatial.

You can also mix with like-minded professionals at a range of networking events on offer, such as a drinks reception on Wednesday evening with drinks served from various hubs around the show. Plus, over at the GEO Lounge (sponsored by Topcon Positioning) you’ll have an opportunity to take some time out from the busy schedule during the day to sit and chat with the people you’ve met.

Register for your FREE ticket today

GEO Business takes place at ExCeL London from 18-19 May 2022Register for your free ticket to attend here.


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