Stuttgart / Karlsruhe, April 29, 2015—INTERGEO’s integrated “interaerial SOLUTIONS” platform is a response to the rapid development in data acquisition, analysis and applications for unmanned flight systems. The recently agreed partnership with the German-speaking Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Association – UAV DACH – underlines the world’s largest industry platform’s commitment to remaining the leading trade fair in the German-speaking region for UAS manufacturers and service providers and developing its international profile.
INTERGEO, the world’s leading trade fair and conference for geodesy, geoinformation and land management, is positioning itself even more squarely in the innovative market sector of manufacturers and service providers for unmanned flight systems. INTERGEO was the largest UAS trade fair in the German-speaking region in 2014, with around 70 manufacturers of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and service providers offering UAS-based applications.
“Interaerial SOLUTIONS” ensures clear positioning
INTERGEO is now building on this with a new, heavily application-oriented concept. The “interaerial SOLUTIONS” platform in Hall 8 of Messe Stuttgart is a response to the rapid development in this market sector, which is still in its infancy. “Compared to the presentations at INTERGEO 2010 alone, the proportion of UAS manufacturers and service providers from this sector grew continuously to over ten percent of exhibitors in 2014. Our ‘interaerial SOLUTIONS’ platform provides a clearly structured showcase for visitors and users”, says Olaf Freier, CEO of INTERGEO organiser HINTE GmbH.
With the new stand design, an accompanying forum and the Flightzone as a designated outdoor flight area, INTERGEO shows what the industry has to offer in terms of new developments and innovative applications for inspection and monitoring, surveying, cartography and GIS data capture. Thanks to best practice applications, product innovations and live demonstrations, “interaerial SOLUTIONS” is set to become a hub for manufacturers and users in this new, innovative market sector.
Exhibitors welcome the development
Matthew Wade, Marketing and Communications Manager at Swiss drone manufacturer senseFly SA, is a keen supporter of the development: “What a terrific idea – we’ll certainly be there! ‘interaerial SOLUTIONS’ is definitely a plus for visitors attending INTERGEO to compare UAV solutions.”
Sebastian Siebert, product manager at Kassel-based Aibotix GmbH, also welcomes the support for UAS exhibitors: “We’re watching the latest developments at INTERGEO with great interest and are delighted to see them, as this is making the trade fair increasingly useful for unmanned aircraft applications, which are now many and varied.”
UAV DACH – an expert partner
The rapid capture, analysis and presentation of georeferenced data by unmanned aircraft is resulting in an ever growing number of new applications and markets. Unmanned flight systems have already become an established part of surveying, topographical mapping, documentation charting the progress of construction and many other areas. They are an indispensable part of the portfolio of processes for inspections of high-voltage power lines, dams and mines. They are also becoming increasingly important in market sectors such as precision farming, sustainable forestry and socially relevant fields such as disaster management and in hazardous situations.
To ensure a sustainable professional and targeted approach to the sector, a partnership has been forged with the German-speaking Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Association UAV DACH. The association aims to integrate unmanned flight systems safely into the civilian airspace. “As an INTERGEO design partner, UAV DACH brings the know-how to progressively develop the trade fair strategy. We aim to continue to be the most important meeting point for UAS and its applications and develop our profile internationally,” says Freier. “This partnership is of mutual benefit to us both,” says Bernhard von Bothmer, Chair of UAV DACH. “We provide our expertise in flight safety and UAS applications, while INTERGEO offers our members the perfect platform to position themselves in geo applications.”
INTERGEO is the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. More than 17,000 visitors from 90 countries came to the previous communication platform to find out about the innovations in the industry from 516 companies from 30 countries. INTERGEO is held annually in different locations, this year from 15 to 17 September in Stuttgart.