Platinum Sponsors


Esri, the global leader in GIS software and location intelligence, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at


Trimble Geospatial solutions provide high-quality, productive workflows and information exchange, driving value for a global and diverse customer base of surveyors, engineering and GIS service companies, governments, utilities and transportation authorities. Trimble's innovative technologies include integrated sensors, field applications, real-time communications and office software for processing, modeling and data. Using Trimble solutions, organizations can capture the most accurate spatial data and transform it into intelligence to deliver increased productivity and improved decision-making. Whether enabling efficient use of natural resources or enhancing the performance and lifecycle of civil infrastructure, timely and reliable geospatial information is at the core of Trimble's solutions.

Corporate Sponsor


Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 22,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 4.3bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.

Associate Sponsors

Missouri Geo4IR

Missouri Geo4IR, along with the state-wide Missouri Chamber of Commerce, is aimed at:

  • Creating significant job growth for Missouri by helping actualize the Tech 2030 Initiative, extending the momentum of the new NGA West Headquarters - and aligning Missouri with the tremendous opportunities in geospatial intelligence and the 4th industrial revolution;
  • Collaborating with the 4IR industry to help develop, foster, and grow geospatial, Artificial Intelligence, and 4IR workforce training, educational, and internship programs across Missouri;
  • Supporting Private and Public efforts to further Missouri’s commitment to Tech industry leadership - and vision to become a Geospatial and 4th Industrial Revolution HUB!

Cyclomedia captures data from the real world and transforms it into valuable insights enabling you to understand the complexities of the environment around you. With the world’s most accurate 360°street-level visualizations, enhanced by innovative, AI-powered analytics, Cyclomedia delivers actionable insights that you can use today in order to build a better tomorrow. Cyclomedia develops, builds and operates the worlds most advanced mobile mapping systems. With a combination of sensors ranging from camera's & Lidar scanners to state-of-the-art positioning systems we map dense urban areas in Western Europe and North America. Today our solutions make cities more safe, green, accessible and smart and help companies to make the right decisions based on fresh and accurate data. Real data. True understanding. Big impact.



Governments, Water Authorities, Smart Grid Providers & Telecom Operators around the globe count on Merkator each and every day to ensure safer streets and to plan, design & operate their entire network infrastructure. Every day we create positive impact on the management of the public domain for all stakeholders. Our customers rely on our expertise and our advanced software solutions to be more efficient and better serve their customers. Merkator has offices in Belgium, The Netherlands, UK, Spain and works with international partners on a global base. More info on:


RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, and unmanned laser scanning for various applications in surveying. RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for more than 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths. RIEGL’s core “smart waveform” technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.


Synspective provides one-stop solutions using satellite observation data to steadily move the world forward. Applying the results of the ImPACT program (led by the Government of Japan, Cabinet Office), Synspective is building a constellation of 30 high-frequency, high-resolution SAR satellites to provide data and solutions to government and commercial outfits.

Blue Sky Analytics

Blue Sky Analytics is a Climate-Tech Startup using satellite-derived climate intelligence to power financial decisions. They provide off-the-shelf and bespoke data solutions spanning flood, drought, wildfire, and heat risk for monitoring, measuring, and mitigating portfolio risk, which can be leveraged for various use-cases in:
1. Monitoring & measurement of physical climate risks of various assets: investment portfolio, real estate, loan portfolio, forestry bonds, etc. as per TCFD framework
2. Calculating Climate VaR (Climate Value at Risk) 3. Stress Testing for various warming scenarios

Thales Alenia Space

Drawing on over 40 years of experience and a unique combination of skills, expertise and cultures, Thales Alenia Space delivers cost[1]effective solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments and private industry alike count on Thales Alenia Space to design satellite-based systems that provide anytime, anywhere connections and positioning, monitor our planet, enhance management of its resources, and explore our Solar System and beyond. Thales Alenia Space sees space as a new horizon, helping to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services. Thales Alenia Space has around 7,700 employees in 10 countries with 17 sites in Europe and a plant in the US.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps commercial and government customers build satellites, conduct space and launch operations, and reimagine space exploration. Our reliable global infrastructure and unmatched portfolio of cloud services position AWS to equip organizations to process space data and transform it into actionable and accessible insights. With the AWS Cloud, customers are accelerating space missions, removing barriers to innovation on Earth, and inspiring future generations.

The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) provides safe and performant space services, enabling synergies, EU innovation, sustainability, and security.

To achieve this, EUSPA manages the Galileo and EGNOS programmes, develops markets for Copernicus services and data, coordinates user-related aspects of the GOVSATCOM programme, and carries out work in various areas targeted at Security, Research and Development and increasing space’s contribution to the EU Market. The Agency is also responsible for the security accreditation of all the components of the EU Space Programme.

EUSPA, staffed with skilled professionals bringing relevant experience from the public and private sectors, is unique in contributing to one of the most important and ambitious projects ever undertaken by the EU. We are committed to implementing the EU Space Programme and turning the EU space ambitions into a reality.

Program Partners


Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is an ENR Top 150 Global Design Firm, has earned six straight Great Place to Work certifications and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. The firm has close to 1,900 employees and more than 60 offices on four continents. For more, visit


NextNav (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services that rely upon vertical location and resilient geolocation technology. The company’s Pinnacle network delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflect the 3D world around us, and support innovative, new technologies. NextNav’s TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS.

Strategic Partners


Ruimteschepper started as network organization for self-employed spatial experts in 2011. Joining forces to support the market with this knowledge and to provide them essential knowledge and a platform to meet one another. Gradually the role as geospatial knowledge center is extended. Today Ruimteschepper is a well-accepted organization where end-users/managers, technology providers, our self-employed members and representatives from the educational field come together for interactive events. Ruimteschepper experts are also involved in supporting national activities like standardization and innovation of spatial information usage. As we believe that sharing is creating value we’re always open to meet new spatial experts!


Geonovum is the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) executive committee in the Netherlands. The organisation is founded in spring 2007 and devotes itself to providing better access to geo-information in the public sector. Geonovum developes and manages the geo-standards necessary to implement this goal. The foundation of Geonovum marked an important step to improve coordination of public sector geographic data in the Netherlands. Geonovum's strength is that it discusses, coordinates and monitors arrangements between public stakeholders concerned with regard to how activities are to be carried out and completed. Geonovum is a flexible organisation and consists of a group of employees, an independent board of directors and an advisory board. The activities of Geonovum are subsidised by the Ministries of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, the land registry (Kadaster) and the Geological Service Netherlands at TNO.

Supporting Partner

Geospatial Commission

The Geospatial Commission was set up in 2018, as an expert committee within the Cabinet Office at the center of UK government. It is responsible for setting the UK’s geospatial strategy and coordinating public sector geospatial activity. The Commission aims to unlock the significant economic, social and environmental opportunities offered by location data and to boost the UK’s global geospatial expertise.

Institutional Partners


EUROGI is an umbrella organisation operating in the European Geographic Information domain since 1994. Its membership base from 20 countries comprises national GI associations, industry and professional organisations and enterprises. EUROGI's vision is ‘Location based information and technologies enabling the European digital society’. To fulfil this vision EUROGI will:

  • Facilitate value creation from location based Information for a sustainable, prosperous and cohesive Europe
  • Achieve this by working with its members and other stakeholders, in order to drive innovation and to support policy development
  • Represent users and providers of location based information and technologies from the European public, academic and private sector.

EuroGeographics is an independent international not-for-profit organisation representing Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities. The organisation believes in a society empowered by the use of trusted geospatial services from these official national sources. EuroGeographics represents around 90% of the official bodies responsible for geodetic surveying, topographic mapping, cadastral surveys and land registration in geographical Europe.

EuroGeographics supports the public good by representing its members’ interests, maintaining networks that help the members improve their capabilities and role, and by facilitating access to and use of the members’ geospatial data and services. By providing a single point of contact, the organisation enable government, business and citizens to benefit from their collective expertise, products and services.


The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is an international non-governmental organization that enhances international cooperation between the worldwide organizations with interests in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Originally named International Society for Photogrammetry (ISP), it was established in 1910, and is the oldest international umbrella organization in its field, which may be summarized as addressing “information from imagery”.

ISPRS achieves its aims by:

  • Advancing knowledge in the areas of interest of ISPRS by encouraging and facilitating research and development, scientific networking and inter-disciplinary activities
  • Facilitating education and training with particular emphasis in less-developed countries
  • Enhancing public recognition of the contributions of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences for the benefit of humankind and the sustainability of the environment

The World Geospatial Industry Council is a registered not-for-profit trade association of commercial geospatial companies representing the entire value-chain of the geospatial ecosystem. The Council endeavors to:

  • Enhance the role of the geospatial industry and strengthen its contribution in global economy and society
  • Facilitate exchange of knowledge within the geospatial industry and co-creation of larger business opportunities for the geospatial industry
  • Represent business interest, share perspectives of the geospatial industry and undertake policy advocacy and dialogue with public authorities, multilateral agencies and other relevant bodies

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 426 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.


The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organization principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth.

Digital Earth makes use of digital technologies to model earth systems, including its cultural and social aspects represented by human societies living on the planet. The model is a multidimensional, multiscale, multitemporal, and multi-layered information system.

With its mission to promote the development and realization of Digital Earth, ISDE endeavours to:

  • Promote and facilitate research, education, training and technology transfer in all fields related to Digital Earth sciences;
  • Initiate and coordinate research by establishing working groups;
  • Convene international symposia, summits, and other meetings;
  • Ensure wide international circulation of research results and records of discussions through the International Journal of Digital Earth and the Big Earth Data Journal.

EAASI (European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries) is the only platform for regular contact and knowledge exchange within the Aerial Survey Industry in Europe. EAASI represents the industry members in front of other relevant associations and governmental agencies. We work together to promote the use of Aerial Survey data under high standards, quality, sustainability, safety and ethical business. More than 40 companies have joined EAASI (not-for-profit association) since it was founded in 2019, representing more than 80% of the Aerial Survey companies in Europe.


EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, is a membership-based, not for profit organisation that coordinates and promotes the activities of European companies engaged in delivering Earth observation-derived geo-information services. EARSC represents this sector in its broadest sense, creating a network between industry, decision-makers and users and covering the full EO value chain from data acquisition through processing, fusion, and analysis to final geo-information products & services. Our 130 members come from 25 countries coming from throughout the value chain and all sizes from the one-man company through to the largest players in the market. The majority of our members are SMEs and we place particular importance to reach out and offering our services to these small companies and start-ups.

Session Partner


Waternet is the only public organization in the Netherlands that takes care of the entire water cycle. The organization supplies drinking water to 450,000 households in Amsterdam and the surrounding area. On behalf of the Amstel Gooi and Vecht Water Board, it works to ensure strong dikes, sufficient water and clean surface water. Thus, on behalf of the clients, the organization ensures the health and safety of over 1 million inhabitants.

Media Partners

Apogeo Spatial

Apogeo Spatial communicates the power of geospatial tools and technologies in managing the world’s scarce resources and environment, so that the global population has security of water, food and energy. With a focus on long-term sustainability of the planet and people, Apogeo Spatial provides visual intelligence elevating global awareness. Business, government and academic professionals find the information—and inspiration—for using geospatial tools to build a more sustainable world. With the fresh, relevant insights from expert contributors, stunning visuals and clear examples of the technologies, those who make critical policy and business decisions about the world’s resources will understand the power of remotely sensed data and solutions. See

BIGnieuws Magazine

Dutch language magazine BIGnieuws is published 8 times a year, digitally and in print. It is a magazine with a practical approach, aimed at the Construction, Infra and Geo-ICT professional. BIGnieuws reports current events, interviews experienced users and other stakeholders from education, government and the Netherlands business world. BIGnieuws is sent in controlled circulation to professionals in the Netherlands and Flanders who work in construction, infrastructure and Geo-ICT.


GeoInformatics is a 100% free online platform for the international surveying, mapping and GIS industry. Recognizing the integrated nature of the geospatial information industry, GeoInformatics presents thought provoking and useful information. With our daily updated website and our bi-weekly newsletter (send out to over 30,000 professionals world-wide!), GeoInformatics has a leading position in this market place for many years to come.

GoGeomatics Canada

GoGeomatics Canada is the most popular communications and resource hub for the Canadian geospatial ecosystem. Hundreds of Canadian geomatics organizations post their jobs, news, and events on GoGeomatics Canada. GoGeomatics hosts 14 professional geospatial networking groups in cities across Canada. To date, we have hosted 500+ geospatial networking events. In 2019 GoGeomatics launched GeoIgnite, Canada’s national geospatial conference in Ottawa.

GoGeomatics Canada is a community driven effort to promote and organize a vibrant and inclusive geospatial ecosystem.


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British Cartographic Society

The British Cartographic Society (BCS) is a friendly society for those who love map making and geographic data visualisation. There are a range of membership categories to suit all levels of interest, with members receiving publications, invitations to events and access to networking opportunities and online content. The BCS was founded in 1963 and our membership includes national mapping agencies, cartographers, GIS specialists, publishers, academics, researchers, map curators and those with a love of maps.

British Cartographic Society

The LBMA is a global media and events organization dedicated to creating opportunities for our member companies to reach the right audience at the right time and place.

With a network of conferences, publications, and content platforms that span the planet, we are uniquely placed to drive marketing optimization, revenue generation, and industry best practices for any brand or service provider in the location and geo-spatial sector.


Geofumadas is a digital magazine with coverage on the Geo-Engineering industry, in the whole spectrum of capture, modeling, design and operation. The monthly traffic is 150,000 unique visitors and +40,000 followers on social channels.