Organizers of the U.K.’s only geospatial trade exhibition have just released details of the seminar program that will run alongside the event. The GEO-12 exhibition takes place on March 21-22, 2012 at the Holiday Inn, London Elstree and is completely free to attend.

The two day program of topical seminars and workshops will include a focus on BIM, the exploration of new data collection tools like UAVs as well as the assessment of GNSS. Special workshop sessions will include a laser scanning clinic and an open floor debate looking at the next edition of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) guidance on land surveying.

The program of seminars and workshops is designed to complement the geospatial focus of the exhibition. A dedicated seminar session will explore the relationship between BIM and geospatial technologies, and look at some of the opportunities and solutions that are coming to market.

New data collection methodologies and innovations, including UAV, crowd sourcing and the recent dramatic uptake of laser scanning will also be explored and discussed. Sessions will include “Mapping the Underground: Buried Utility Surveys”, “Mapping and Visualization”, “Beyond the Point Cloud” and “GNSS: Just How Accurate and Reliable is it?”

Annual attendee numbers of 600 or more are attracted by a delegate package that includes free onsite parking and refreshments, a program of free seminars, workshops and live product demos. In addition, those wishing to extend their stay can complement their experience with a ticket for the event’s Gala Dinner sponsored by KOREC and Trimble, with a great deal on overnight accommodation.

“We hope that the mix of topical, interesting, informative and even challenging seminars and workshops we have carefully  crafted appeals to visitors both old and new,” comments Stephen Booth of PV Publications, organizers of the event and publishers of Geomatics World, GIS  Professional and Engineering Surveying Showcase. “The speakers we have already secured are of the highest quality and include some well know names from the geospatial world.”

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