Berlin gears up for geospatial excellence

Berlin gears up for geospatial excellence

Looking ahead to Intergeo 2023

As the host city of Intergeo 2023 this October, Berlin promises to deliver the perfect kick-start for the geospatial industry in these rapidly changing times. The vibrant German capital is renowned for its innovating and entrepreneurial spirit, and the event itself is being held in Berlin’s biggest and most modern venue, Hub27. Earth observation, unmanned systems and BIM have been selected as the three key themes for this year’s conference and exhibition. One thing’s for sure: there will definitely be no shortage of inspiration for Intergeo’s national and international participants!

Intergeo will make its highly-anticipated return to Berlin, Germany’s vibrant capital, from 10 to 12 October. Renowned for its innovation, dynamism, unconventionality and entrepreneurial spirit, Berlin ranks among Europe’s top start-up destinations alongside London. Moreover, with groundbreaking ‘smart city’ solutions, advanced BIM applications and the growing use of drones in mobility and data collection, Intergeo 2023 serves as a laboratory, marketplace and showcase all rolled into one. And this year, the event will take place in a new area of the city’s exhibition grounds: Hub27, a large and ultra-modern conference and exhibition venue that opened in the summer of 2019, located under the iconic Radio Tower.

Earth observation, unmanned systems and BIM

The three central themes at Intergeo 2023 will be Earth observation (EO), unmanned systems and building information modelling (BIM). Each theme will be supported with a dedicated area of the exhibition hall where attendees can explore the latest developments.

The EO area will provide a platform for businesses, organizations and individuals to learn about the latest EO technologies and applications, including how EO data can be used to monitor a wide range of environmental and socioeconomic phenomena such as climate change, deforestation and urban development. The EO area will feature a variety of activities, including exhibitions from leading EO companies and organizations, conference sessions on the latest EO trends and technologies in the Forum, networking opportunities with other EO professionals, and opportunities to explore potential business opportunities.

The unmanned systems area will showcase the latest developments and applications of unmanned systems in the air, in the water and on the ground. Geospatial information plays a pivotal role in empowering unmanned systems to navigate and sense their environment, leading to more effective mission planning and obstacle avoidance. Besides exploring the first-rate offerings in the exhibition area, visitors will have the opportunity to attend presentations on workflows, missions and added value in the dedicated conference area. A particular highlight of the event will be the practical demonstrations of these missions and their immense potential.

The BIM area at Intergeo 2023 will be presented in collaboration with BIM-TAGEN Germany. Surveying and geodesy play a crucial role in the BIM process, providing the essential groundwork for modelling construction and infrastructure projects. Before construction work can commence, it is necessary to survey and map the area to gain accurate data about the terrain, existing buildings and infrastructure. This data is then integrated into BIM software for precise 3D modelling. At Intergeo 2023, exhibitors and visitors can discover the very latest BIM trends and innovations, and engage in discussions with industry experts. The BIM area will showcase a wide array of solutions covering the entire BIM process, from planning and design to construction, maintenance and operation of construction and infrastructure projects.

Among the prominent exhibition halls at Intergeo 2023, the hub27 stands out as a remarkable venue. Operated by Messe Berlin, it was established in August 2019 as a versatile congress and exhibition hall after an 18-month construction period. (Image courtesy: Messe Berlin GmbH)

International event with a broad spectrum

Even more so than previous editions, Intergeo 2023 is set to be the premier international event for professionals involved in any aspect of geodesy, geoinformation or land management thanks to its invigorating exploration of such a broad spectrum of topics – ranging from data capture to the advanced applications built on that data, and every step of the workflows in between.

Exhibitors will be displaying their latest solutions based on cutting-edge technologies for surveying and mapping, including satellite and aerial imaging technology, geoinformation systems and spatial data infrastructure. Both on stage and at exhibitors’ booths, experts will be sharing their insights. The start-up area will hum with entrepreneurial energy, while the flight zone showcases the awe-inspiring capabilities of drones and other aerial solutions.

Renowned as a platform for international speakers and thought leaders, the conference will feature enlightening discussions on diverse subjects, including smart cities, digital twins, high-precision positioning, smart mapping and valuation in addition to the special themes of EO, BIM and unmanned systems. Sustainability has long been an important topic at Intergeo, and this year’s edition is no exception. There will once again be a strong focus on how satellite and sensor technology can help to monitor, observe and safeguard our plant in the light of global environmental and climate challenges.

Embracing the spirit of collaboration as always, Intergeo 2023 will foster connections among attendees by providing numerous networking opportunities for start-ups, students, executives and decision-makers from user industries to explore potential synergies together. With its focus on knowledge sharing, exploration and professional camaraderie, Intergeo 2023 in Berlin is an unmissable opportunity for geospatial professionals from around the world to gain innovative insights and broaden their horizons.

The Berlin Funkturm stands as a striking building close to the Messe Berlin. (Photo: Shutterstock)

GIM International at Intergeo 2023

GIM International has been an important media partner of Intergeo for many years, so needless to say our team will be out in full force at this unmissable geospatial industry event! Intergeo 2023 is not only the ideal place for our editorial team to uncover the latest trends and gain a sense of what’s in the pipeline, but it is also the ultimate opportunity for our sales team to meet their clients and contacts.

Feel free to visit our booth D3.030 to meet our team!

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