GSA talks Galileo at INTERGEO

Published: 
21 October 2014

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently participated in the INTERGEO conference and trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 7 – 9 October. This leading event for geodesy, geo-information and land management once again demonstrated the vibrancy and importance of this sector, where satellite-based positioning technologies play a key enabling role.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently participated in the INTERGEO conference and trade fair, The GSA was at Intergeo to talk to the suppliers about the chipsets in their receivers and surveying technologies to ensure they are ready for Galileo services when they start.taking place in Berlin from 7 – 9 October. This leading event for geodesy, geo-information and land management once again demonstrated the vibrancy and importance of this sector, where satellite-based positioning technologies play a key enabling role.

“We are here to talk to the suppliers of the Geodesy and Land Management market, particularly about the chipsets in their receivers and surveying technologies to ensure they are ready for Galileo services when they start,” says the GSA Market Development Officer Reinhard Blasi. “It is important to be here – on the ground and in the market place - making sure a dialogue is continued with suppliers.”

According to Blasi, Intergeo is all about bringing European Satellite technology down to Earth: “As for EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service that improves the accuracy of GPS, it is widely used in mapping applications where sub metre accuracy is needed and it is opening the door for more demanding high precision surveying applications where Galileo will play an important role,” he says.

GSA shared its stand with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, the Fraunhofer Institute and the Copernicus programme, and was coordinated by SATNAV Forum, the national network of regional GNSS initiatives, test environments and innovation clusters funded by the German government.

“SATNAV Forum is an important partner for GSA,” explains Blasi. “The GSA needs multipliers and organisations that can spread the word on opportunities for Galileo and GNSS at national level.”

Clearly, the geographic information sector is a market with great opportunities and, judging by the crowds at INTERGEO, one that has growing popularity and is attracting innovative European entrepreneurs. It is a sector where positioning is a key enabling technology and European GNSS are making a very positive impact.

A new award

The awards ceremony of the third Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) students contest took place at INTERGEO, where Maurice Barbieri, President of the CLGE, announced that the GSA will collaborate in next year’s contest.

Next year will see the introduction of a new category on European GNSS, with the aim of fostering the adoption of EGNOS and Galileo in surveying.

“It is a sector where positioning is a key enabling technology and European Global Navigation Satellite Systems are making a very positive impact.”
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GSA Head of Market Development Gian-Gherardo Calini


 

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More information:

The European GNSS Agency
EGNOS Portal
INTERGEO

Updated: Nov 12, 2014