INTERGEO 2019 -“Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth”
As the Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community I am pleased to serve as the patron of the INTERGEO in Stuttgart again this year with its longstanding motto “Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth”. INTERGEO is the world's largest convention and leading trade fair in the field of geodesy, geo-information and land management, and can look back on a quarter-century of success as the place to present ground-breaking innovations and forward-looking technologies.
This year’s INTERGEO focuses on issues which will decide our futures, issues which are the subject of debate by politicians, society and businesses alike: How can we ensure quality of life in urban and rural areas for the long term? How should we use the space available to ensure that there is sufficient supply of housing and a transport infrastructure that meets today's needs? Spatial data are essential to provide answers to these questions.
A special focus of this year’s INTERGEO is on the spread of digital technology in mobility and construction, for instance in Smart Cities, surveying, laser scanning, Building Information Modelling (BIM), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Virtual and Augmented Reality.
I wish INTERGEO much success again this year and hope that all who attend will be inspired by new insights and stimulating discussions.
Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community