INTERGEO Conference 201726. September 2017
INTERGEO Konferenz 2017
Smart Cities – What’s in store for our everyday lives, homes and work?
The ongoing debate about smart/digital cities, which has simmered for some time, now is really heating up. A wealth of experience and solid research results have now been accumulated. The topic’s growing importance is reflected in its headline status at this year’s INTERGEO conference in Berlin (26–28 September) and the dedicated exhibition zone SMART CITY SOLUTIONS.
Smart cities will return as a key topic at this year’s INTERGEO conference in the wake of the enthusiastic response in Hamburg last year. The main focus will be on energy and mobility. The DVW’s President, Prof. Hansjörg Kutterer, points out that ultra-precise environmental information and its visual representation are important developments with regard to mobility in particular. He says the key issues regarding urban energy supplies are how to shape their flow patterns, optimise use and minimise consumption. The 550 or so exhibitors will also be focusing more heavily on the pioneering field of smart cities.
INTERGEO, which consists of a conference and a trade fair, is the world’s largest event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is held every year at different venues in Germany. The conference, which has around 1,300 participants, deals with current issues from politics, administration, science and industry. At last year’s leading trade fair, over 17,000 visitors (from more than 100 countries) explored the latest innovations and future applications showcased by 531 exhibitors (from 37 different countries).
The Morgenstadt innovation network collects and evaluates the experiences of more than 30 smart city projects. One of these is the TRIANGULUM project sponsored by the European Commission, which has used concrete pioneering concepts in Manchester, Eindhoven and Stavanger to create a blueprint for further cities. Among other things, these practical experiences will be presented and shared.
INTERGEO will take place from 26 to 28 September 2017 at Messe Berlin. In future it will be visiting the internationally renowned exhibition cities of Frankfurt in 2018 and Stuttgart in 2019.
INTERGEO is hosted by DVW – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management.
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