Associated Meetings

Focused on the issues driving the geospatial industry forward, leading organisations hosted various associated meetings at GEO Business 2017. All associated meetings were FREE to attend.  

UBAClimb every mountain: forming the UK BIM Alliance

UK BIM Alliance
Tuesday 23rd May 10.15-10.45

Never turn down a good challenge! Especially if it addresses one of the biggest challenges of our built environment: digital transformation of our industry. And the beauty of this – we are starting to realise my age old vision of the convergence of BIM and geospatial!

BIM4Heritage-logo6How can BIM help to the understanding and preservation of the historic environment?

Tuesday 23rd May 11.00-11.30

The BIM4Heritage is a special interest group established within the BIM4Communities to champion Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the Historic Environment.

This presentation looks at what the group has been working since its formation and aims to promote the learning, awareness and understanding of BIM within the conservation and heritage sector of the built environment.

RICS_AMHow to gain chartered surveyor status in a globalised industry

Tuesday 23rd May 11.45-12.15

The routes to individual chartered surveyor status, technical (AssocRICS) membership and the commercial advantages of being ‘regulated’ by RICS.

WiBThe requirement to address the low representation of Women in BIM Related Roles

Women in BIM
Tuesday 23rd May 12.30-13.00

The low representation of Women in Construction is a critical issue for the future of the AEC industry. Not only is this important in terms of having the people and skills necessary to deliver projects in the context of BIM but also to provide for diversity amongst project teams and allow for a more productive workforce. Women in BIM was founded in 2012 and its main intention is to create an opportunity for women to be supported, while also connecting women across the world to encourage and mentor them. The group’s initiative grew in 2016 and now they form an organization which focuses on supporting, encouraging and promoting women in BIM Related roles. This session will give you an update on the progress to date, the development of the database and the way in which Women in BIM hope to achieve growth in this space.


Geo-enabling BIM – Engaging with Industry

Tuesday 23rd May 13.15-13.45 & Wednesday 24th May 10.15-10.45

Survey4BIM has commenced tackling the Big5 Survey Challenges starting with Accuracy. It is also looking to keep the Survey Industry engaged and learning about BIM. Seizing the opportunities the digital revolution presents for surveyors, industry partners and clients. During this session an overview will be presented on how challenges are being faced and how we are going to upskill as a profession and an industry. Members of Survey4BIM will be reporting back on what’s happening – including updates on shared communications and technology platforms for BIM4’s and UKBIMA, currently a work in progress here:

TSA_AMAddressing the skills shortage in the survey profession

The Survey Association
Tuesday 23rd May 14.00-14.30

TSA is actively addressing the acute shortage of surveyors in the survey profession – come for an update on the Geospatial Apprenticeship, new Level 3 Qualification and The Survey School.

GCICES_AMlobal qualifications for geospatial professionals

Tuesday 23rd May 14.45-15.15

How to achieve recognition of your and your team’s professional competence through the leading membership body for civil engineering surveyors.

Introducing Sentinel Data Access Service (SEDAS)  – free online hub to access Sentinel dataCatapult

Satellite Applications Catapult
Wednesday 24th May, 09.30-10.00

The Satellite Applications Catapult and UK Space Agency have jointly funded and developed a new online data hub to enable UK end-users to access data from the Copernicus Earth observation Sentinel satellites.

SEDAS enables organisations to make use of the vast quantities of satellite data becoming available from public and private satellite operators. Through a premium web-based interface, end-users can learn about, discover and analyse Earth observation (EO) data, download news and educational content, and participate in discussion forums.

agi_LogoFutureFocus: what will the next generation of geographers do?

Wednesday 24th May 11.00-11.30

There was a time when geographers were a dying breed, and GI was a man named Joe. Now we’re finding new, exciting – well-paid – opportunities in every sector, and geographic information holds the key to almost every kind of progress. We’re using location to inform policy-making; bridging the gaps in Big Data developments; shaping our national infrastructure, and helping to build a much better Britain. Visit us to find out the questions we’re being asked by today’s employers – and discover what the AGI is already doing for the geographers of tomorrow.

CConsultingWhere LogoonsultingWhere’s UK location market survey 2017 launch

Wednesday 24th May 11.45-12.15

This market survey (the fourth in the series) is the result of in-depth analysis of the financial results of over 700 organisations, an extensive set of interviews and contributions from sector experts, details of key mergers and acquisitions and analysis of recruitment patterns.

In the session, we will present the headline market size figures and industry growth forecasts that our research reveals. The analysts
who undertook the survey will be on hand to answer questions.

TGEO_ICEhe value of ICE membership

Wednesday 24th May 12.30-13.00

ICE will present the benefits, opportunities and means of becoming part of ICE’s infrastructure community.  Whether a professional qualification, or newly launched Associate Membership (AMICE) for professionals within the built environment, ICE will outline the value of joining a 91,000 strong global community of professionals.

MapAction2GIS in humanitarian context

Wednesday 24th May 13.15-13.45

How MapAction is adjusting its response model to meet the challenges of a growing number of conflict-related emergencies.




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