A Bazaar, a Magician, and a Polar Expedition – Welcome to the Danish Intergraph User Conference

The annual Danish Intergraph User Conference hosted by the Danish User Group and Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure is right around the corner! On March 2-3, the Munkebjerg Hotel in Vejle, Denmark will lend its scenic surroundings to this year’s conference, which will gather 80 Intergraph product users along with employees and product experts from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and other Hexagon brands under one roof.

The conference is dedicated to presenting product news, customer case studies, and training sessions for government agencies and utility providers. Here’s a highlight of what will be happening.

A Bazaar without Special Prizes
A highlight among this year’s sessions is the GIS Bazaar – a brand new concept where a user from each of the GIS industries sets up shop with a laptop connected to his/hers own company database. Bazaar participants are free to visit the shops and challenge each other with questions, examples, or suggest solutions to specific problems. The idea is to create a dynamic and relaxed environment for knowledge sharing and networking, where everyone is free to chip in.

State-of-the-art Analyses and a GIS Magician
Another goal for this year’s conference is to help GIS enthusiasts reconnect with their passion for the perfect analysis. We are directing the spotlight at five users from different industries who will be presenting their very best GIS analysis. If that doesn’t quite satisfy the attendees’ appetite for state-of-the-art GIS analyses, Hexagon’s very own Mike Baker will be doing his GIS magic in another session. We are expecting to see great things!

Game of Thrones – Under the Sea
Finally, we have a special treat for the adventurer hidden in all of us – a tale of geopolitical battle fields and polar expeditions! On the basis of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Denmark has presented a claim to the sea bed in five areas near the North Pole. So have a number of other nations. There is a huge pile of documentation that has been collected to support the Danish claim, among others by GEUS (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland). A representative from GEUS will explain the background of the project and give us a glimpse into the life of a polar explorer.

We are indeed looking forward to this year’s Danish Intergraph User Conference. Stay tuned for the recap after the conference!

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