How Will Coronavirus Impact on Upcoming Events?

The postponement of the Land and Poverty Conference, Geo Connect Asia and Oceanology International due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) raises the question of whether other upcoming events will still go ahead. How is the outbreak likely to impact on industry trade shows and conferences? To find out, ‘GIM International’ touched base with the organizing committees of some of the main geospatial-related events due to be held in the coming months. Geo Week "As the colocation of International Lidar Mapping Forum, ASPRS Annual Conference, and the MAPPS Federal Programs Conference nears, we understand there are concerns and questions around... (read more)
2020-03-09 09:37:47

Events, Statistics, Geospatial Data and the UN

The FIG Working Week in Helsinki was well organised, well attended and achieved by collaboration. So is much else in the geospatial business. Jointly organized by FIG and the two Finnish members of FIG and the National Land Survey of Finland, the working week was a substantial amount of good technical and strategic papers and presentations, as well as a strong cultural element. In the UK, GEO Business demonstrated the diversity, health and general state of our industry and profession. In the UK, there are concerns affecting the industry from austerity to “Brexit”. These are ongoing and largely out of... (read more)
2017-07-04 12:40:42

Three Geospatial Events Combine to Form Geo Week

The International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF), ASPRS Annual Conference, and MAPPS Winter Conference have come together to form ‘Geo Week’ taking place 25-31 January 2019 in Denver, USA. Previously, these three events took place separately throughout the year. By uniting the events, geospatial professionals will be able to attend all three in the space of a week. Lisa Murray, Group Director for Diversified Communications, said “For years the geospatial community has asked us to collaborate with other events to bring industry members together for a powerful combination of education, technology innovation, and commercial exchange. In 2018, we took a giant... (read more)
2018-09-19 10:05:09

Virtual UN-GGIM High-Level Forum Events on Geospatial Information Management

During the upcoming weeks, the UN Statistics Division, as Secretariat for the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), and Ordnance Survey of Great Britain will jointly organize a series of three virtual high-level forum events on geospatial information management. Although it was unable to proceed with the UN-GGIM Sixth High-Level Forum due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN is now launching the 'Implementation Guide of the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework' and the 'Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: Five to Ten-year Vision third edition', both of which are presently undergoing broad global consultation and review... (read more)
2020-05-25 09:48:28

Diversified Merges Commercial UAV Expo and Drone World Expo

Commercial UAV Expo organiser Diversified Communications has acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Lisa Murry, director of Commercial UAV Expo, announced the business decision during her welcoming remarks at this years event in Las Vegas. “Since 2015, the market has exploded with drone events, making for a congested and complicated landscape for customers to choose from,” Murray explained. “The acquisition of Drone World Expo takes two leading commercial UAS events and unites them to form the largest commercial drone event in the market.” Murray highlighted that the merging of the events will improve the ability to deliver qualified buyers to... (read more)
2017-11-13 11:36:11

GeoDATA Forum Co-locates at GEO Business 2019

GeoDATA Forum is a new event for data specialists focused on location intelligence and is co-locating with the GEO Business event taking place 21-22 May 2019. This sector has previously been served by a series of showcase events that were organized by Geoaware, part of The GeoInformation Group. With the recent acquisition of The GeoInformation Group by Verisk, discussions started regarding the benefit of holding a data-focused event which has now resulted in the launch of a new event but with the full support of Verisk who will become an official sponsor. Verisk’s UK Managing Director, Seppe Cassettari, said “Since its... (read more)
2019-02-19 10:09:15

Geomares and Diversified Communications Announce Cooperation

Geomares and Diversified Communications have announced a cooperation whereby the media company’s product database will become the official supplier directory for the following trade events and e-media sites organised by Diversified: SPAR3D Expo & Conference,, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Commercial UAV News, Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Exhibiting companies at Diversified’s events that have an expanded profile will be linked directly from the exhibitor list to their profile on, which includes information such as company description, contact information, videos, technical specifications, product categories and more. This will give event visitors direct online... (read more)
2017-01-17 10:27:46

FARO Organizes BIMovation as part of the Geospatial World Conference

FARO, a 3D measurement and imaging company for Construction BIM, has confirmed its presence at Geospatial World Forum 2019 (GWF) as a corporate sponsor. The event will take place from 2-4 April 2019 in Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. Andreas Gerster, vice president – Global Construction BIM, along with other executives and customers will address the audience at the conference. To illustrate the multiple advantages that BIM provides to potential customers, and to demonstrate the most up-to-date laser scanning technology and software, FARO has launched the FARO BIMovation roadshows. This year’s European BIM event will take place as a... (read more)
2019-02-20 10:41:06

Geo Week/ILMF Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Diversified Communications has made the “very difficult decision” to postpone the upcoming edition of Geo Week, which was planned to take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, USA, from 23-25 March. This is due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion. The organization will inform the geospatial community of the new 2020 dates and details shortly. Important follow-up communications from Diversified can be found on the Geo Week website, and will also be reported by GIM International and Geomatics World. Here, you... (read more)
2020-03-11 08:24:05

BIM Event Speakers Make Plea for Digital Transformation in Construction

Construction industry speakers at the fifth British Information Modelling Event made a unanimous plea for change in the construction industry. In an event that discussed some of the latest advances in digital construction, speakers from Atkins, Cogital and TfL joined event sponsors 3D Repo and other technology innovators at The Shard, London. The evening event also included a lively panel discussion, hosted by Oliver Hughes, Director of Digital Construction Week, following the speaker presentations. The event also saw for the first time new developments in change and clash detection from 3D Repo, the company that allows complex BIM datasets from... (read more)
2018-07-03 10:31:42
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