The first new geospatial exhibition for more than 15 years comes to Coventry in April 08. GEO-8: World of Geomatics and GIS Innovations (9th – 10th April 08 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry)…

“is set to become the UK’s biggest exhibition showcasing all aspects of geospatial information … bringing together suppliers from all aspects of the geospatial industry from those involved in measurement, mapping, processing, presentation and modelling of geospatial data through to those who use the information in sophisticated systems that rely on geographical locations we hope to create the industry-leading event.”

Alongside this goes the m3 Conference – measuring, modelling, managing

“…geospatial professionals come together to discuss current practice, consider current and emerging technologies and to hear topical presentations from high profile business leaders, practitioners, academics and researchers.”

No website yet, but this will be an important event on our doorstep for anyone thinking about City 2.0, location-aware devices and services, data visualisation, and having GPS-powered data feeds that loop into and out of online maps in real-time.