Globalgeo's Side Events
More side events and more know how. This year's Globalgeo, International Geoinformation Show, which will be held from the 15th to the 17th of March in hall 6 of Fira de Barcelona's Montjuïc exhibition centre, is enhancing its technical programme, offering around 150 activities, in which over 250 renowned experts in this field will be participating. The sessions will deal with, among other topics, the latest advances in 3D cartography, navigation systems and the new applications in an urban environment, for example, management of emergencies and mobility in cities.
This year's Globalgeo is reinforcing its technical content in order to provide visitors with more know how and to "become established as the leading debate forum on new geoinformation business opportunities and a meeting point for the scientific and business worlds in southern Europe", said the show's director, Eduard Teignier.
A highlight among the activities is the GIT-GIS 2011 Forum which, this year, will focus on showing the advantages of applying geoinformation in an urban environment to improve management of cities (mobility, efficiency, sustainability, etc.) and promote greater participation of citizens. Specialists in city networks, such as Fabien Girardin from the Swiss consultancy firm Lift Lab and Arnulf Christl from the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGEO) will be participating in the forum, organised by the Catalan Association of Geospatial Information Technologies (ACTIG) with the collaboration of the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia.
The programme will be completed by the OGC-Iberian and Latin American Forum, which is holding its Interoperability Day, the sessions on "Educating future users", organised by the Support Centre for the Earth Observation programme of the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia, the seminar on strategies for the Catalan GIS-CIT sector, the sessions on LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), the 4th Sessions on Cartography of the Autonomous Communities and the encounters of the specialised commission on geographic standards and of the GT IDEE (Spanish Space Data), among other activities. For the second time, the show will also set the scene for the TGEO Tutorials, organised by the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia and the Catalan Earth Observation Programme (PCOT). The full programme can be found on the Globalgeo website, www.globalgeobcn.com