The organizers of the UK’s only geospatial trade exhibition have announced the dates and venue for GEO-12. Taking place on March 21–22, 2012 at the Holiday Inn, London Elstree, GEO-12 has already secured support from some of the best known names in the world of geomatics and GIS innovation, including the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The two-day event is completely free to attend with an average attendance of around 600 visitors per year, and a packed program of free seminars, live product demos and great networking opportunities including a Gala Evening.

“We have now entered our 15th year of organizing geospatial trade exhibitions, and we expect GEO-12 to build on our past successes and experience, ”commented Stephen Booth of PV Publications, organizers of the event and publishers of Geomatics World, GIS Professional and Engineering Surveying Showcase. “Last year’s event bucked industry trends by maintaining visitor numbers at a level achieved in 2010 and 2009, while other events reported a marked downturn in attendance.”

“Having only just opened visitor registration we already have around a third of our target signed up – many of whom have previously attended. We have also signed up record numbers of exhibitors including Platinum Sponsors Opti-cal and Korec who are sponsoring the Gala Evening and drinks reception,” continued Booth.

The GEO events are designed for everyone involved in the capture and application of geospatial information for construction, civil engineering, development, local / national government agencies, professional survey practice and consultancy. GEO-12 attracts exhibitors demonstrating the latest technology and developments in the fields of GIS, GNSS, laser scanning, data modeling and analysis and mapping together with leading trade organizations and academic institutions.

Attendance is completely free of charge and includes free parking, free onsite refreshments and free entry to a full two-day program of stimulating seminars and debates. Themes for 2012 include the hot topic of BIM, ‘Managing Change: Opportunities and Threats’, a ‘Point Cloud Clinic’ as well as many other topics, streams and speakers. In addition, those wishing to extend their stay can complement their experience with a ticket for the event’s Gala Dinner.

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