Independent Galileo Indispensable: Experts20/06/2011
|Experts attending the INTERGEO Round Table in Karlsruhe, Germany, made it infinitely clear that the European satellite programme Galileo is essential. The unanimous conclusion was that Europe must be independent of other referencing systems such as America's GPS and Russia's GLONASS if it is to safeguard its future as a hub for research and business.|
Satellite navigation and geoinformation "are two areas that are increasingly converging. It is becoming ever clearer that interdisciplinary cooperation is crucial to enabling the development of new applications," said Reinfried. As the BMVBS official responsible for the Germany-wide network in the Forum for Satellite Navigation, he anticipates valuable synergies from the Navigation Conference being staged by the BMVBS and BITKOM e.V. on the occasion of INTERGEO 2011. For the first time, the conference is being held in parallel with INTERGEO in Nuremberg from 27 to 29 September 2011.
"There are not many technologies that are as universally applicable," adds Hermanski. Jäger also believes that GNSS presents an ideal basis when researching next-generation navigation systems: "Seamless navigation from the outside in." The professor indirectly alluded to the performance of future smartphones, which Jäger suggested could be used as possible terminals.
Host Hagen Graeff, Chief Representative of DVW GmbH, summed up the Round Table's conclusions: "The result is always a coordinate. By answering the all-important question of 'where?', GNSS gives us the opportunity to make anything possible." The participants agreed that if the entire spectrum of application fields is to be fully utilised, there will need to be more communication and cooperation, not least between satellite navigation and geoinformation.
The debate will be continued at INTERGEO 2011 in Nuremberg, Germany. Olaf Freier, CEO of HINTE GmbH, invited the participants to share knowledge and demands from politics, research and business with a broad international audience at the event.
INTERGEO is being held from 27 to 29 September 2011 in Nuremberg.
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