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GEO Business is back on 18-19 May

By Eric Van Rees - 16th March 2022 - 07:24

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.

“There’s so many reasons to attend the show on 18-19 May 2022 at ExCeL London,” says Event Director, Ollie Hughes. “Visitors will have the chance to get hands-on with the latest geospatial innovations. Plus, they’ll hear from the profession’s brightest minds and get up to speed with the key trends in the theatres.”

Here are some of the exciting new highlights to expect at GEO Business this year.

Hear from the Geospatial Commission

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. Visitors 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 Geospatial Commission’s Deputy Director Chris Chambers, 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 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.

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 will 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 are 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.

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