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Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE), a state where data is connected seamlessly through the convergence of the physical world with the digital, and intelligence is built-in to all processes.
Hexagon’s industry-specific solutions leverage domain expertise in sensor technologies, software, and data orchestration to create Smart Digital Realities™ that improve productivity and quality across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications.
Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.

Corporate Sponsor


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.



Oracle is the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. With more than 400,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle's industry-leading products give customers unmatched benefits including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For geospatial solutions Oracle offers a wide range of 2D and 3D Spatial capabilities based on OGC and ISO standards in database, middleware, big data, and cloud platforms. These technologies are used by numerous 3rd party tools, components and solutions as well as by Oracle's enterprise applications for on-premise and cloud deployment.

Strategic Partner


EuroGeographics is an independent international not-for-profit organization representing Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities. The organization currently brings together more than 60 member organizations from 46 countries. EuroGeographics supports the public good by representing our members’ interests, maintaining networks that help our members improve their capabilities and role, and by facilitating access to and use of our members’ geospatial data and services. By providing a single point of contact, we enable government, business and citizens to benefit from their collective expertise, products and services.



GeoBusiness Nederland is the trade and business association for companies working with geo-information. Within GeoBusiness Nederland more than 100 companies work together to expand the use of geo-information in existing and new markets and protect common business interests. The aim of GeoBusiness Nederland is to ensure that the member companies can operate in an open and competitive market with transparent regulations. GeoBusiness Nederland stimulates a broad use of geo-information products and services by private businesses, consumers and public organisations. On behalf of its members GeoBusiness Nederland has an open dialogue with national and international government organisations and policy makers to discuss common interests and ensure an open and free market. GeoBusiness Nederland is considered to be the single point of contact for national and international geo-information industry, trade and business organisations, government organisations, and educational- and research organisations. GeoBusiness Nederland promotes international cooperation and provides a gateway for international public-private and private-private cooperation.


The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE) was established in 1998 to promote academic teaching and research on GISc at the European level and to ensure the continuation of the networking activities that have emerged as a result of the EGIS Conferences and the European Science Foundation GISDATA Scientific Programmes. AGILE seeks to ensure that the views of the geographic information teaching and research community are fully represented in the discussions that take place on future European research agendas. AGILE also provides a permanent scientific forum where geographic information science researchers can meet and exchange ideas and experiences at the European level. The activities of AGILE are managed by an eight person council elected by its members. Its main tasks are to develop an organisational structure to realise the goals of AGILE, to further develop with the help of the members an European research agenda, to instigate and stimulate initiatives and to organise a yearly GI-conference.

International Cartographic Association (ICA)

The aim of the International Cartographic Association is to promote the discipline and profession of cartography internationally. It offers its expertise and knowledge of technical developments to other organizations via events, meetings, workshops, and publications such as the International Journal of Cartography. With its Commissions and Working Groups it concentrates it activities on wide range of topics that nearly cover the whole discipline. Since being founded in 1959, ICA has worked with national and international governmental and commercial bodies, and with other international societies, to achieve its aims. ICA is member of ISC and of the UNGGIM Geospatial Societies.

International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy. The official languages are English, French and German. The Society's scientific interests include photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems and related disciplines, as well as applications in cartography, geodesy, surveying, natural, Earth and engineering sciences, and environmental monitoring and protection. Further applications include industrial design and manufacturing, architecture and monument preservation, medicine and others.


EARSC, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies is a membership-based non-profit organisation which coordinates and promotes activities of European companies engaged in delivering Earth Observation geo-information services. EARSC's key goal is to promote the industry and to help to develop the market for EO services. EARSC is representing EO providers of geo-information services 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, analysis to final geo-information products and services. EARSC currently has around 100 members and the network contains all the leading European suppliers of EO data and value-added products as well as many small and micro-enterprises.


Founded in 2015, NODE is a student association linked to the master program Geographical Information Management and Applications, or GIMA in short. As this master is spread out over four Dutch universities (Delft, Enschede, Utrecht and Wageningen), attracts international students and is based on distance learning, a link between all the students was desired. NODE is the direct result of this need. NODE organises both informal and educational activities, and has strong links with companies in the geospatial business. Each year in December, NODE organizes the GIMA Day. This event brings students and companies together. For more details, see


GIN is an interactive meeting place and is an open knowledge network for everyone who is professionally involved with geographic information. GIN organizes activities and encourages and facilitates sharing and transferring knowledge of its members in development of all members and to strengthen the position of the field of geo-information in society.

The subsequent strategic goals are:

  • Creating an accessible and connected network within geo-users
  • to provide an interactive knowledge platform
  • increasing the relevance geo-information in the 'outside world'

GIN wants to achieve this by:

  • organizing conferences, lectures, symposia, excursions and other meetings;
  • publishing the subject-oriented magazine Geo-Info, maintaining the website and the promotion of publications aimed at both interested parties outside its own members as within its own members;
  • establishing and maintaining an interactive knowledge platform for all geo-users;
  • initiating and stimulating - and participate in - consultation between government, companies and (educational) institutions;
  • organize, represent, activate and support its members in the study and in the promotion and use of geo-information;
  • maintaining partnerships with other organizations, both nationally and internationally.

GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

GEO is a unique global network connecting government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists and experts to create innovative solutions to global challenges at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. The unprecedented global collaboration of experts helps identify gaps and reduce duplication in the areas of sustainable development and sound environmental management.

Together, the GEO community is creating a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to better integrate observing systems and share data by connecting existing infrastructures using common standards. There are more than 400 million open data resources in GEOSS from more than 150 national and regional providers such as NASA and ESA; international organizations such as WMO and the commercial sector such as Digital Globe.



The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental organisation, ISOCARP is recognised by the UN, UNHCS and the Council of Europe.



The UNIGIS International Association ( is the world's premier distance education initiative offering masters and diploma/certificate programmes in Geoinformatics and GIScience. As a global network of universities ( UNIGIS is dedicated to enhance the competence of GIS professionals worldwide! The main goal of UNIGIS programmes is to equip students with profound and extensive knowledge, insights, skills and expertise in the field of Geoinformatics; to establish learning in a scientific context; and to support students in their career development. UNIGIS Study Programmes are focussed on life-long learning, part-time study by in-service professionals and advancing careers in Geoinformatics through continuing education.

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Shaping the Future with Knowledge – as one of the nine leading Institutes of Technology in Germany, Leibniz University Hannover is aware of its responsibility in seeking sustainable, peaceful and responsible solutions to the key issues of tomorrow. A particular strength of the university is its renown research and teaching in G&G, the geodesy and geoinformatics programme, comprising all aspects of modern data acquisition, interpretation, management, visualization and distribution of geospatial information,

TU Delft

Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive university of technology in the Netherlands. With over 23,000 students and 3,000 scientists (including 250 full professors), it is an establishment of national importance and of significant international standing. The GIS technology section is a part of the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment (ranked 3rd in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and conducting fundamental and application-oriented research for the realization of the Spatial Information Infrastructure. Key research areas include: 5D modelling (3D spatio-temporal/ vario-scale), point cloud data management, 3D Cadastre/ Land administration (standardization), and dynamic GIS (moving objects/ trajectories).



GEOmedia, the Italian magazine for geomatics, is published bimonthly, acting as a window of Italian innovation in the complex framework of World Geospatial competition in the activities relating to the acquisition, processing, querying, analysis, presentation, dissemination, management and use of geo-data and geo-information. With specialized focus and report on subjects such as surveying, environment, mapping, GNSS systems, GIS, Earth Observation, Geospatial Data, BIM, UAV and 3D technologies. The printed version has a readership of about 5.000, made of public administration and governmental organizations, GI professionals, small, medium and global businesses, with distribution on major exhibitions, conferences and events like the Technology for All (

GIS Café

GISCafe is an online magazine offering GIS and geospatial professionals complete GIS product catalog listings, technical papers, GIS news, CEO interviews, multimedia presentations, press releases, event postings, job placement and more. Each GISWeekly Review delivers to its readers news concerning the latest developments in the GIS industry, in a readable newsletter format with feature stories and news bytes. GISCafe receives more than 75,000 unique visitors and its daily newsletter has more than 40,000 subscribers. Subscribe to the daily newsletter at GISCafe.Com.

Geospatial World

Geospatial World is a popular publication, well acclaimed and most referred by global geospatial industry, policy and user community, research and academia alike. The print and online publications provide insight and analysis of technology trends, applications and business dynamics of GIS, remote sensing, GNSS, Surveying & Mapping, BIM, LiDAR and several upcoming technologies. The #1 media has 50,000+ global print readership, 250,000+ unique online visitors, 65,000+ subscribers to its newsletters and 32,000+ social media followers.


Founded in 2005, 3sNews is the leading geospatial media in China. We undertook the mission of "Connect Geospatial Industry through 3sNews" and committed to meeting our users' diverse needs.
3sNews is the most influential vertical media covering the largest user group in China. It has devel-oped into an all-round media platform consisting of website, magazine, e-newsletter and mobile application.
World Geospatial Developers Conference (WGDC), an annual conference held by 3sNews, has become a predominant gathering in the industry.
3sNews is the most trustworthy media for international geospatial partners to understand and explore geospatial field in China.

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


GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, UAS, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more.

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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.


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.



The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations.