Twitter Facebook Youtube Flickr GeoConnect People Linkedin Vimeo RSS
News - 09 / August / 2012

MundoGEO#Connect 2013 launches 23 challenges to the geospatial community

Event suggests themes that will inspire the courses, seminars and forums planned for 2013. The geospatial community can contribute by sending ideas and proposing solutions to these challenges of the meeting, that will be held in June 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013, the largest and most important event of the geospatial industry in Latin America, held from June 18 thru 20 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has a new exclusive website about the meeting. Those who are interested can access photos, videos, news, interviews, and also interact, contributing to build the event contents. Visit the website at

Among the highlights of this new platform, there is an area dedicated to the “challenges” that the organization proposes to discuss the event, based on the theme “New ideas, great solutions.” From the received ideas of the whole geospatial community, the contents of the courses, seminars and forums will be drawn.

Meet the 23 challenges of the event:

• 21st Century Geospatial Professionals: How to train new employees and keep those already in the industry up-to-date?
• Ancar: What changes with the new National Agency of Cartography?
• Collaborative Mapping: Are we ready for this?
• Diversity of Airborne Solutions: How to know which one is best?
• From the Desktop to the Cloud: What are the market trends of GIS?
• Geo Innovative Cities: Which are the best experiences?
• Geomarketing in Practice: What is it good for and where to start?
• Georeferencing of Rural Property: What are the Law improvements and obstacles in its implementation?
• Geospatial Data Quality: How to guarantee it by taking into consideration needs, price and time?
• Geospatial Solutions for Public and Private Management: How much does it cost not investing in it?
• Geospatial Solutions in Latin America: common points and differences between countries
• Infrastructure projects: How is geoprocessing used to design and monitor major projects?
• Intelligent Geographic Information Value: How to calculate how much the spatial data are worth?
• Location Services: How to turn them into successful businesses?
• Mining, Oil and Gas: What are the new solutions for these markets?
• Multipurpose Technical Registration: Is it worth investing?
• Productivity in Land Surveying Automation: How to choose the best methodology?
• ROI of Enterprise Geographic Information: What is the return on investment to your business?
• Satellite Images: What are the new business models, applications and future scenarios?
• Spatial Data Infrastructures: How to implement them successfully?
• The Access to Information Law: What does it change for the geospatial sector?
• The future of geospatial data distribution: What are the scenarios for access to this geographic information?
• Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): What are the challenges for this new technology?

According to Emerson Granemann Zanon, director of MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica, this innovative way will stimulate further interaction on building a content aligned with the current status of the geospatial market. “We are contacting the major industry professionals to gather suggestions for the event, and make it easy for the whole community to send their contributions”, he concludes.

Eduardo Freitas, coordinator of the event content, comments that the MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013 event is also open to suggestions through an online survey. “Therefore, we can strength the collaboration, which is a strong feature of the event since its inception,” he concludes.

According to the organizers of the event, this information gathering phase ends in late October, as in November the preliminary program of MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013 should be defined and launched at the event website.