There’s no doubt that there’s plenty of events that are just around the corner but where does the surveying and mapping professional spend their money and time? Tthe following are several popular events that are coming up that will be of interest to surveyors and those involved in surveying and mapping technologies – perhaps you haven’t given these ones some thought. Thanks to Marc Cheves, Editor of Amerisurv.com for the suggestions. Here’s what Marc has to say about getting our of the office and taking to the road… “Not only do they get me to thinking about new and different ways to make money with technology, and make the work more fun, they also give me the opportunity to see what my peers are doing.”
SPAR in Houston, will take place March 21-24. Now in its eighth year, this conference has grown to be very important, both nationally and internationally. If you are interested in scanning, this is one conference you do not want to miss.
Held in conjuncton with SPAR will be the third annual kubit user meeting. If you are interested in getting the most out of your point clouds in AutoCAD, or want to see automated design and modeling of cloud data in the familiar CAD environment, you’ll benefit from this meeting.
Newly announced is the first FARO 3D-Documentation Conference, to be held in Essen, Germany on May 17-18. According to FARO, the conference will offer a “great range of application areas offers professional sector-related discussion as well as workshops.”
Another conference will be Optech’s Second Innovative Lidar Solutions Conference in Toronto, May 31-June 3. The conference will offer “discussions on specific issues surrounding lidar and imaging data collection, measurement and analysis.” I attended the first one and wrote about it HERE.
Hexagon 2011 will be held in Orlando June 6-9, and will bring together all of the companies Hexagon has acquired. These include not only Leica Geosystems (and its HDS division), but also Intergraph, Z/I Imaging and ERDAS.
Rounding out the upcoming conferences will be the ACSM Annual Conference/Esri Survey Summit, to be held in San Diego on July 7-12. This will definitely not be just about GIS, but rather geo-engineering, GNSS, geodesy and a boatload of other topics designed to help you be successful.