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Geoinformation at the center of digitization

With more than 18,000 trade visitors from over 100 countries, INTERGEO was able to consolidate its position as the international meeting place for geodesy, geoinformation and land management.

The days in Berlin were dominated by the theme of digitization. The fact that this is far more than just a buzzword was to be observed on all sides. The industry is preparing for major upheavals. In particular, the geo-IT sector is seen as having great opportunities to play a prominent role in digital transformation. The key to this is the intelligent combination of technical content, innovative ideas and future-oriented technologies.

Digitization was the guiding theme of the INTERGEO 2017 in Berlin.

Following this line, con terra presented new technological developments and innovative solutions at INTERGEO. An example of this is the creation of 3D city worlds for the popular open-world game Minecraft. Within the scope of several projects, it has been possible to involve children and young people actively in urban planning processes. Together with Microsoft and the Technologiestiftung Berlin, con terra presented the results of exciting e-participation projects based on Minecraft, in which the kids could contribute their ideas for the design of their living environment. On the booth, the results were presented to the public with virtual reality glasses. Visitors could immerse themselves directly in the 3D worlds and experience that geodata can be fun. 

Immerse yourself in urban 3D minecraft worlds with VR glasses.

The many other innovations of con terra were also aimed specifically at prospective customers who are relying on geo-based solutions to gain knowledge and satisfied users. In the product range, it was mainly the innovations in the 2D and 3D area of map. apps, in the area of securing geo-services and the creation of user-centered online- and offline apps that were the focus of interest. In the field of solutions, it was primarily topics related to the integration of complex geo-based solutions into the system landscapes of public and private organizations that were in demand.

con terra at INTERGEO
The con terra stand at the Intergeo was well attended.

Employees of con terra together with Safe Software provided information on the subject of geodata management. The manufacturer of the FME had once again travelled from Canada this year to report on the latest developments and to underline the close cooperation between the two companies. Among other things, the exhibition showed how the flexible data hub FME can overcome system boundaries, how data can be exchanged, transformed, analyzed and reassembled in order to gain valuable new insights.

Safe Software 
Spatial ETL Knowhow from Canada: Safe Software as a sub-exhibitor.