Organizers of Geo Week, the premier event that champions the coming together of geospatial technologies and the built world, have announced five strategic partnerships established for the 2023 event. As part of this collaboration, ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), MAPPS (Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors), USIBD (United States Institute for Building Documentation), and WGIC (The World Geospatial Industry Council) will actively participate in Geo Week, taking place February 13-15, 2023, in Colorado, USA.
“We’re honored that these esteemed organizations have chosen to partner with Geo Week,” said Lee Corkhill, Geo Week Event Director. “From collaborating on key conference content and providing exclusive training, to showcasing the technical capabilities of our vendors, these partnerships strengthen and advance the geospatial and built world communities by providing additional expertise and industry advocacy to the event.”
Each year, professionals working with photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS gather at the ASPRS Annual Conference for technical workshops, education sessions, awards recognizing excellence, and ASPRS committee meetings. The ASPRS Annual Conference started taking place with International Lidar Mapping Forum, now Geo Week, in 2018.
“Geo Week brings together the most important and longstanding annual conferences in the aerial survey, remote sensing, and mapping profession- that being the ASPRS Annual Conference and what was previously known as the International Lidar Mapping Forum, now Geo Week,” said Karen Schuckman, Executive Director of ASPRS. “It gathers the brain trust of sensor manufacturers, software developers, systems integrators, scientific researchers, and government agency leadership who are responsible for basically everything important happening in photogrammetry, lidar, and UAS-based mapping.”
In addition to the technical conference, these exclusive ASPRS workshops will be taking place at Geo Week:
“For the first time ever, Diversified Communications is collaborating with ISRPS to develop a session on Photogrammetry at Geo Week 2023,” said Lena Halounova, President of ISPRS. “ISPRS is the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry, remote sensing and geospatial sciences and their applications. Its members are national societies and government agencies, regional organizations and both national and international firms involved in these topics. ISPRS is organized in five technical commissions and is heavily involved in fostering and managing leading-edge research across the globe. The Geo Week session, scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, is being finalized and will include reviews of the latest research by several ISPRS leaders.”
“MAPPS is again excited to be an active supporter of Geo Week 2023,” said Robert Hanson, President of MAPPS. “Each year we are highly enthusiastic to participate in this showcase geospatial event. MAPPS is the preeminent national association of firms involved in many aspects and benefits of the geospatial field in the United States. Many MAPPS member firms are exhibitors and speakers at Geo Week 2023’s educational, technical, and collaborative activities. This year MAPPS is participating with the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) in the plenary session The Collaborative Impact and Power of Public, Private Partnerships from the Natural (climate) Environment to the “Built World, taking place Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00AM. Additionally, MAPPS will formally announce our partnership with National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) by co-exhibiting at Booth 1110. We look forward to seeing you at Geo Week 2023.”
“The USIBD is excited to participate in Geo Week 2023,” said John Russo, President of USIBD. “This year we will welcome the leading scanner manufacturers to participate in our first ever LIVE event to compare normalized data from an assortment of scanners using various software developers’ solutions. You be the judge of which solutions are best for your projects.”
USIBD’s Laser Scanning Hub & Showdown is comprised of networking and knowledge-sharing and will include engaging demonstrations on the exhibit floor where conference participants will have a chance to learn about the newest tools, ask questions of vendors, and evaluate the capabilities and limitations of the technology. On Monday, February 13, leading laser scanner manufacturers will scan the Exhibit Floor allowing spectators to see reality capture tech in action. On Tuesday, February 14, manufacturers’ scanned data will be processed and visualized by leading software vendors. On Wednesday, February 15, the data, normalized by USIBD for side-by-side comparisons, will be presented in the Exhibit Hall Theater from 11:00AM – 12:30PM. USIBD will also engage participants in a fun, exciting contest with prizes.
Ken Mooyman, President, WGIC, said, “WGIC is delighted to partner with the Geo Week Conference. Our ability to demonstrate the value of geospatial data and solutions to climate change, sustainable infrastructure, and in many other areas, fits well into Geo Week’s program agenda. We are pleased to be participating with MAPPS in the plenary session “The Collaborative Impact and Power of Public, Private Partnerships from the Natural (climate) Environment to the “Built World” taking place Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00AM. We are excited to be at Geo Week 2023.”
In addition to these partnerships, Geo Week features an extensive conference program, vendor-delivered Product Previews, Exhibit Hall Theater presentations, workshops, networking events, and more. More than 165 organizations have confirmed booths on the Exhibit Hall Floor and more than 150 associations and media have signed on as event supporters.
Geo Week provides education, technology, networking, and resources for professionals in industries including AEC, Asset & Facility Management, Disaster & Emergency Response, Earth Observation & Satellite Applications, Energy & Utilities, Infrastructure & Transportation, Land & Natural Resource Management, Mining & Aggregates, Surveying & Mapping, and Urban Planning & Smart Cities.