GEO Business 2014 Launches a Call for Papers

GEO Business, the brand new geospatial Exhibition and Conference for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information has recently announced a Call for Papers.

Organised in collaboration with The Survey Association(TSA), Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors(ICES) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(RICS) the international trade exhibition, cutting edge conference and programme of live workshops and demonstrations will be taking place in London from 28-29 May 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

The Conference Technical Committee led by Conference Chairman Chris Preston from Network Rail is seeking papers and work-in-progress reports on all aspects of geospatial technology and applications with a particular emphasis on papers that address the key commercial and technical issues facing the industry. Interested parties should submit their abstracts by the deadline of 29th January 2014 online at conference/call-for-papers/

Topics of interest include but are not limited to; recent project examples; big data and the role of geospatial professionals; survey operations and systems integration; developments in GIS; BIM meets geospatial; positioning, location and tracking with global navigation satellite systems applications; hydrographic/ coastal/ near-shore; land administration; data processing, presentation and applications; specifications and standards; educating the future global geospatial expert; international issues.

The recent launch of GEO Business is the result of an extensive consultation process with industry, which has highlighted the need for a joint cooperative event involving all the key players representing the geospatial community. GEO Business will provide an important and much needed focal point for the Geospatial community said Graham Mills, President of The Survey Association. And Alan Barrow, President of ICES added, This event brings together the principal leading organisations in the surveying community in a truly collaborative spirit.

GEO Business is expected to attract the worlds leading suppliers of geospatial technology and service providers. It is an opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to showcase their capabilities and solutions in this fast moving industry and is already supported by key industry organisations.

For information relating to the conference programme and the call for papers, please contact Caroline Hobden at For information on how to reserve your stand space, please contact Versha Carter at For further information, please visit

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Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd is the UK division on an international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibitions, conferences, publications and websites. Industry events with relevance to the geospatial marketplace include the International and European LiDAR Mapping Forums, the SPAR Point Group 3D Imaging events and the Ocean Business event in Southampton.

The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey. It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.

RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881. Their members are known aschartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name – FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: Regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance.

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as theleading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introducedrelevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers which make a difference.