Opertus Mundi in the spotlight at the Geospatial World Forum 2021
08—Nov—2021, by Intza Balenciaga
For the past years, the Geospatial World Forum (GWF) has become a unique annual geospatial industry platform that brings together professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem. The thematic focus of this year´s event dealt with “Geospatial Infrastructure & Digital Twin: Empowering Circular Economy” with the aim of re-connecting the supply and demand of geospatial capabilities across economic sectors through solution-based thematic programmes, high-level round-table meetings, workshops, trainings, and networking gatherings.
Europe’s New Digital Marketplace for Geospatial Data
Among the conference’s panel discussions, the Topio Market platform was introduced by the project´s communication responsible Ms. Kathrin Lenvain as part of the “Collaborative Opportunities for Space Infrastructure & Geospatial Value Chain” session. Questions around one central hub, trade and use of geospatial data were addressed along with the introduction of the Topio Market as a marketplace for commercial & proprietary data with its value-added services and special functionalities.
The discussion pointed to the need for such a platform in Europe as it aims to be an additional distribution channel, help companies grow and access to other spatial sectors worldwide as well as aid them tap into new revenue streams. The panel also discussed how geospatial and space data benefit each other with the illustration of two successful start-ups: ConstellR and Planblue.
Geospatial World Forum 2021 made a successful return to Amsterdam, where the geospatial ecosystem got back to business and plans to meet again in May 2022. For more information on the conference, speakers, sessions, and awards please visit https://geospatialworldforum.org/.
The Topio marketplace is set to go public beginning of 2022. Data owners will be able to participate free of charge for its first three years in operation, and all early users can take advantage of free hands-on training and onboarding. More information about the Topio.market is available at https://topio.market/ or via LinkedIn here.