In a nutshell, Smart Geospatial Solutions Conference 2017 was full of Globema and Partners’ presentations, live showcases of the latest applications built on Smallworld GIS & Google Maps platforms and more. We also showcased Dove satellite, solar car, latest Samsung smartphones and in the evening we invited our guests to dinner party accompanied by a rock concert. The event was held on 7-8 June at Warszawianka Hotel in Poland. The Conference marked our 20th anniversary (Globema technological navigation began in December 1997). We were happy to host over 180 participants from 9 countries (including keynote speakers from Google, GE, Planet Labs, UPC, E.ON, Dell and more).
Thank you all for joining us and for your support!
On the first day of the Conference, after the official opening, Globema’s Board summarized 20 years of our technological journey and took a look ahead. The first part of the Conference was followed by keynote presentations, including:
- Cloud, Big Data and Machine Learning open new application areas of Google Maps (Neil Gyte, Google)
- New applications in remote sensing – daily earth imaging with the world’s largest satellite constellation (Blanca Payas Puigarnau, Planet Labs)
- Disruptive Digital Energy (Gilles Prud’homme, GE Energy Connections – Software Solutions)
A day full of lectures, workshops and presentations ended with dinner party at the Yacht Club restaurant located on the banks of Narew River. The party came with many attractions including flair bartending performed by the world record holder in the longest juggling – Krzysztof Drabik. The party was accompanied by the concert of Elektryczne Gitary (Electric Guitars) – the famous Polish band established in 1989, with 9 albums and over 1.5 million of sold records.
Even more presentations, showcases and workshops
During the second day of the Conference our Guests could take part in two technical tracks – Asset Management and Location Based Services & Cloud. The tracks covered such topics as: how Google Maps-based applications allow better investment decisions, how to make significant savings by route and transport optimization and how to efficiently implement Google Maps Premium Plan licenses. The second day of the event couldn’t go without guests’ presentations including:
- Unified Field Service Management Solution to support both electricity and gas distribution operations at E.ON Romania (Ioan Huma, E.ON Business Services Iasi)
- Make better business decisions with Google Maps and Cloud (Edward Boiling, Google)
- Integration of GIS and billing system – KPEC case study (Andrzej Waruszewski, KPEC)
- How rugged devices can support your everyday field operations? (Michał Kruk, Dell)
During the two days of the conference our guests could also visit the exhibition where our experts showcased latest geospatial software solutions and technologies, including a wide portfolio of Smallworld GIS and Google Maps based solutions, workforce management systems, Smart Grid technologies and much more. The exhibition included:
Our Partners also showcased Eagle One, a vehicle powered by the sun light, and Dove, a Triple-CubeSat satellite. Doves are designed and manufactured by Planet Labs. Each Dove Earth observation satellite is in low Earth orbit and collects millions of square kilometers of high resolution imagery a day. The images gathered by Doves provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning and disaster response. During the two days of the technology exhibition Globema experts also provided technical consultations on topics such as installation, security, migration, performance and administration of IT solutions and architecture, licensing and implementation of Google Maps, and more.