- Grand opening of Intergeo 2018
- Central. Digital. Real.
“Digitalisation is turning our industry upside down. We can either take note of this or play an active role in the process. Intergeo 2018 is the place to find people who have opted for the latter and promote geodesy, geoinformation and land management as independent skills in the digital revolution.” This was the thrust of the address given by Professor Hansjörg Kutterer, President of event host DVW, at the traditional opening ceremony for the INTERGEO trade fair and conference for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, held the evening before the event. In his view, our awareness of the wide-ranging facets of digitalisation will play a key role in its development. In the Emperors’ Hall of Frankfurt town hall, Kutterer called for people to use Intergeo to gain a better understanding of digitalisation, create networks and present original ideas.
The highlights of the next three days at a glance
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
DVW President Prof. Hansjörg Kutterer will open the Intergeo Conference with his keynote speech “Digitalisation – challenge and opportunity for the geo industry.” Prof. Jürgen Döllner of the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Berlin will then provide an outlook on the state of artificial intelligence methods in his keynote speech “4D point clouds and machine learning – based interpretation as a core element for future geospatial applications, systems and digital twins”.
In the Interaerial Solutions (IASEXPO) Best Practice Forum, Christian Janke will offer an insight into the cybersecurity of unmanned systems from 11.20 to 11.40 a.m. From 2.40 to 3 p.m., Kay Wackwitz will give an overview of the current state of the drone industry. And from 3.20 to 5 p.m., Dr. Christina Eisenberg will be presenting applications and topics relating to the practical aspects of drones.
The IASEXPO start-up session will be held from 11.45 a.m. until 1.15 p.m. This event will see six young international companies go head to head and pitch their business ideas for drone applications. The factors that determine the winner will be the presentation itself along with the sustainability of the idea, the anticipated economic volume, the stage the project has reached and approaches to marketing. A judging panel of start-up and drone professionals will then announce the first three winners.
On Tuesday, SCSEXPO opens its World Café. From 10.30 a.m. until 1.30 p.m., guests will discuss “Mobility in cities”. From 2 until 5 p.m., specialists from the drone industry will give short presentations on “Drones in cities” before hosting roundtable discussions. From 1.30 until 2.30 p.m., a panel discussion on “Bee smart city” will be held in the forum.
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Starting at 9.30 a.m., Ron Bisio from Trimble and Alanus von Radecki will open the second day of Intergeo with their keynote speeches. Bisio’s topic will be “Applications of BIM & geospatial technology in infrastructure construction”, while von Radecki will discuss the “DNA of the smart city”.
You’re invited to the World Café: from 10.30 a.m. until 1.30 p.m., there will be a talk on “Potential interdisciplinary data usage in cities”, followed by a presentation on “Specific strategies for smart and resilient cities” from 2.40 until 5 p.m. From 1.30 until 2.30 p.m., a panel discussion on “Smart mobility” will be held in the forum.
Starting at 1 p.m., drones will take centre stage, with a talk on “360-degree VR and AR” from 1 to 1.20 p.m. and another on “The commercial use of drones in urban environments” from 2 until 2.20 p.m. From 2.20 to 2.40 p.m., the topic will be “Autonomous delivery drones as the transportation of the future”, followed by the “Integration of manned and unmanned aircraft” from 3.30 until 5 p.m. The presentation ceremony for the Drone Pioneer Award 2018 will take place from 11.45 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Drone Pioneer Award and € 5,000 in prize money will be presented to the entrant with the most inventive drone application for the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s award is being presented in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. A panel of eminent judges will select the most impressive company, project or product from all the applicants.
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Intergeo starting at 9.30 a.m., Prof. Joaquin Diaz, President of the BVBS, and Prof. Harald Simons, a senior executive at empirica AG, will open the third day of Intergeo with their keynote speeches. Prof. Diaz’s topic will be the “Challenges of construction software in digitalisation”, and Prof. Simons will give a pointed, potentially controversial talk entitled “Real estate: When will Germany’s housing market turn?”
Presentations begin at 10 a.m.! From 10 to 10.20 a.m.: “Using drones indoors”. From 2.40 to 3 p.m.: “Drone defence options and protecting vital infrastructures”. From 3.20 to3.40 p.m.: “Augmented reality for drones with the AR Box”.
Ingtergeo, which consists of a conference and a trade fair, is the world’s largest event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is held every year at different venues in Germany. The conference focuses on current issues arising in politics, administration, science and industry. INTERGEO’s continuing aim is to facilitate process optimisation in numerous target markets with the geo-IT potential it showcases. Its forthcoming venues are the internationally renowned exhibition cities
of Stuttgart in 2019, Berlin in 2020 and Hannover in 2021.
Intergeo is hosted by DVW – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management.
Further information about the trade fair and programme: here
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