2016 Geospatial World Forum

The Geospatial World Forum 2016 and industry exhibition will be held at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 23 – 26, 2015.

This year’s theme is "Where’s the Money? Disruptive Business Models." The annual event features plenary and technical sessions and workshops on policy, technology and user practices of the GIS  industry. Plenary themes this year are:

The Geospatial World Forum 2016 and industry exhibition will be held at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 23 – 26, 2015.

This year’s theme is "Where’s the Money? Disruptive Business Models." The annual event features plenary and technical sessions and workshops on policy, technology and user practices of the GIS  industry. Plenary themes this year are:

  • Disruptive Business Models of Geospatial Content
  • Business Opportunities of Location Intelligence
  • System Integration and Solutions Driving the Market
  • Software and Hardware Products: Trends and Direction

Thematic sessions and workshops include:

  • Geo-Powered Smart Cities
  • Benefits and key-features of the European GNSS
  • Geo-enabled Water Industry
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Public Safety & Emergency Response
  • Business Analytics & Location Intelligence
  • Geospatial Policy & Legal Issues
  • System Integration
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensors
  • 3D & Augmented Reality
  • UAV
  • Spatial Web Services
  • Geospatial Marketspace of the USA
  • High-performance Spatial Data Processing on Big Data Platforms
  • Exploiting the value in EO data
  • UN-GGIM: Europe

New this year are the parallel gatherings of the European Geospatial Business Summit, held on May 24 – 25, the International Symposium on Impact of Geospatial Information on Society and Economy, held on May 25 – 26, and the collaboration of CAPIGI (Community on Agricultural Policy Implementation and Geo-Information) and GEOAGRI for discussion of the effect of geo-information in implementing agricultural policy, on May 24 – 26.