INTERGEO 2011 – Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth

Nuremberg, Germany, 27-29 September 2011

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President Karl-Friedrich Thöne making his plenary address at the INTERGEO conference.

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Prof. Holger Magel making his well received presentation at the second plenary session.

INTERGEO 2011 was held in Nuremberg, Germany 27-29 September 2011. The world biggest tradeshow in surveying and geomatics business gathered more than 16,000 visitors from 80 countries. The exhibition space exceeded 28,000 sqm introducing 800 exhibitors. One third of the exhibitors were international, e.g. the Chinese contribution was large after the successful joint pavilion last year. The figures prove that INTERGEO is doing well even during turbulent economic period and has became a truly international exhibition over the last years. Prof. Karl-Friedrich Thöne, President of the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW) stated that "there is simply no better platform to promote networking between providers and users on a professional level in geomatics business". The focus at INTERGEO 2011 was very much on the geodata infrastructure, sensors and 3D mapping.

The INTERGEO conference titled "Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth" attracted 1,500 participants - an increase to the previous year - to listen to 140 presentations on 40 main topics. The plenary speeches were made by Prof. Thöne, Franz Josef Pschierer and Prof. Holger Magel, Honorary President of FIG.

The SatNav Forum organised for the first time proved extremely successful. This was the first time the annual navigation conference was held in conjunction with INTERGEO. “There has never been such intensive dialogue between politicians and representatives of the geoinformation technologies sector as at this year's INTERGEO", stated President Thöne.

FIG was represented at the INTERGEO by Vice President Rudolf Staiger, who also made the greeting on behalf of all partner associations at the Opening Ceremony on the 26th September at the City Hall of Nuremberg. Prof. Staiger and FIG Director had fruitful meetings with the major FIG corporate members and also with several member associations. The number of FIG members attending INTERGEO indicated that it has also become a platform for international networking. Contacts to potential corporate members were also made and good feedback was received on FIG Working Week in Rome and the congress in 2014.

The next INTERGEO will be held in Hanover 9-11 October 2012.

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Trimble was the main sponsor of INTERGEO 2011. Trimble is also a platinum member of FIG.

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ESRI - FIG Platinum sponsor at INTERGEO.

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Leica Geomatics - FIG platinum sponsor- at the Intergeo. All booths were very crowded.


12 October 2011