FlyNex on a mission to innovate in Austria
Ever traveled with a roll-up? These practical and relatively easy to transport stand-up displays are part of the basic equipment for every exhibition stand. The easiness of transport only applies to travel by public transport to a limited extent. But you always have something to talk about on the way to get to know others. For example, a young boy on our trip to Salzburg asked us with interest whether we might have packed a giant salami there. Not a bad idea!
The pretended giant salami was used at the 31st AGIT – a combination of symposium and trade fair for the geo-information sector, which attracted with the GI-Forum taking place at the same time an international audience from the fields of research, industry, and application. Already for the second time, the FlyNex team was present both as exhibitors and speakers.
(Simply beautiful: the Hohensalzburg fortress on top of the city)
FlyNex at the AGIT 2019
The theme of this year’s AGIT was The spatial view, thus focusing on the explicitly spatial perspective of the transversal discipline of geoinformatics. In many exciting lectures, panel discussions, workshops and at the EXPO, innovative topics in the spatial context were highlighted. Interesting contributions to indoor navigation and Building Information Modeling (BIM) showed that the belief, the world is already sufficiently mapped, is not quite true. After all, we spend around 80% of our time each day indoors. The necessity of 3D visualizations and the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are now almost self-evident. The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a new concept either. In a spatial context, it even becomes a Geography of Things (GoT – not to be confused with the popular fantasy series), which also contributes to the development of innovations and mobility services of the future.
(Interesting conversations took place at our booth)
Smart Cities, Drones, and Artificial Intelligence
The necessity to not only store large amounts of data in times of Smart Cities but to process them in real-time requires close networking with telecommunication technologies. For this reason, 5G was also an integral part of this year’s AGIT. The mobile broadcast will play an increasingly important role in the use of drones and was therefore also one of the topics of the UAS summit, to which we were able to contribute a lecture about geo-awareness and valid geodata for the drone business. The audience was particularly interested in the findings of the new EU regulation for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles published on May 24th, 2019 and wished for the internationalization of our popular software MAP2FLY.
There were also some interesting contributions to AI-supported damage detection on roads and buildings with lidar – a technology that can also be implemented with drones. A lecture from the European Space Agency (ESA) showed that observing our planet with satellites can make a decisive contribution to climate protection measures. For example, some aspects of air pollution now can be measured from space, and even large leaks in pipelines can be detected. At the end of the three-day event, there was a very interesting keynote on the subject of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), in which, among other things, it was shown how much transport costs can be saved for logistics companies through the use of telephone bots that clarify whether the recipient is at home before a parcel is delivered.
(We were very happy about all the interest in our software!)
Intergeo 2019 – Save the Date
Geoinformatics and related disciplines generate (geo)information and knowledge for more effective political, economic and social decisions. The special relevance of geodata for the drone market is highlighted in our GEOSPHERE white paper.
AGIT was once again a great event for us this year, where we were able to present our company and establish interesting contacts. You will also find us again this year from 17th to 19th September with our own stand at the Intergeo. Come by and exchange ideas with us on all topics relating to drones and geodata! We are looking forward to seeing you.
The FlyNex Team