Project name – Baltic Geospatial Information Technology Conference (BGITC)

Project description – The Baltic Geospatial Information Technology Conference (BGITC) is a unique co-operation initiative between Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian professional societies with the aim of organizing a regional geoinformatics event that would promote co-operation between the Baltic States. In addition to providing an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge and to explore market development opportunities, the most important goal is to create a common understanding and vision for the development of geoinformatics as a field in the Baltics region.

The aim of the project is to enable geoinformatics specialists in the Baltic region to share experiences, initiate joint cooperation projects and create a common understanding and vision for the development of geoinformatics. Besides that the aim is to introduce the solutions of various innovative Estonian companies and Estonia as a tourist destination.

Results – The conference organized in Tallinn provides a very good opportunity to direct the conference visitors to consume various tourism services in Tallinn and also in Estonia. The successful organization of another BalticGIT conference will definitely increase the brand awareness of this conference and it will become an event that specialists are waiting for every year. As the conference has a great emphasis on establishing contacts and communication, new cooperation opportunities and projects between GIS companies in the Baltic States are also expected.

Financed amount – 22 766,66€

Fund – This project is (co-)funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Estonia.

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

CGI has delivered geospatial services since 1992, and is a recognized leader around the globe. Their Geospatial Centers of Excellence have hundreds of experts working in 13 countries on 4 continents. One of these locations is based right here in Estonia. They have an extensive track record of delivering major geospatial projects and collaborate with world’s leading geospatial solution providers.

CGI clients include the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, and the European Space Agency (ESA)—specifically ESRIN, ESA’s Earth Observation facility, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other meteorological agencies.

Geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and high-resolution location and object data, have become business-critical capabilities in providing advanced insights and innovative customer and user experiences. CGI understands both the geospatial market and the cultural challenges of technology adoption.

Why did we decide to support the BalticGIT Conference?

Having long track record with providing geospatial solutions all around the world, CGI is excited to share the experience and meet the geospatial communities in the Baltics.

The Intelligence Programme Line of Airbus is recognised as a world leader in geospatial data provision for defence intelligence and a global supplier of commercial satellite imagery, C2ISR systems and related services.

With more than 30 years of experience, Airbus Intelligence has unrivalled expertise in satellite imagery acquisition, data processing, fusion, dissemination and intelligence extraction allied to significant command and control capabilities. The company is able to create a comprehensive situational awareness picture and deliver sophisticated end-to-end solutions across all commercial, institutional and Defence markets. With proprietary access to the world’s leading commercial satellite constellation we deliver sustainable satellite imagery and geospatial data solutions that span the entire value chain and are unrivalled in the marketplace. The applications we serve are manifold and
include maritime surveillance, precision agriculture, emergency response and environmental monitoring.

As world-leading experts in geo-information and Defence solutions, we help decision makers to increase security, optimise mission planning, improve management of resources and protect our environment, capitalizing upon exclusive commercial access to Pléiades Neo, Pléiades, Vision-1 ,SPOT, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites.

Why did we decide to support the BalticGIT Conference?

We have decided to support the BalticGIT Conference because it takes place in the Baltics – a rich and colorful part of the world which looks great with remote sensing satellites.

Based in Munich, Germany and established in 2002, European Space Imaging is the leading premium supplier of global Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery and derived services such as 3D products, vector derivatives and analytic tools to customers in Europe and North Africa.

Through their longstanding partnership with Maxar Technologies, they were the first European company to bring 30 cm resolution satellite imagery to the EU market. Today, European Space Imaging has access to satellite imagery at resolutions of 15 cm – 1 m and a combined daily revisit of close to 10 times a day in panchromatic, multispectral, hyperspectral and video. They continue to engage in innovative partnerships to deliver the latest earth observation technological advances including a range of 3D products, analytic tools and imagery solutions.

Why did we decide to support the BalticGIT Conference?

European Space Imaging has a network of resellers across Europe. In order to support our Baltic resellers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, we have decided to participate in this conference. We wish to share our knowledge and expertise in Earth Observation and Remote Sensing with these territories, as well as exploring market growth opportunities.

Planet is a leading provider of global, daily satellite imagery and geospatial solutions. Planet is driven by a mission to image the world every day, and make change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest Earth observation fleet of imaging satellites, capturing and compiling data from over 3 million images per day. Planet provides mission-critical data, advanced insights, and software solutions to over 700 customers, comprising the world’s leading agriculture, forestry, intelligence, education and finance companies and government agencies, enabling users to simply and effectively derive unique value from satellite imagery. Planet is a Public Benefit Corporation trading on the New York Stock Exchange as PL. To learn more visit www.planet.com and follow us on Twitter at @planet.

Why did we decide to support the BalticGIT Conference?
Planet is excited to sponsor this years BalticGIT Conference, as we see the region an an important asset to foster more cross-border collaboration towards a sustainable future in the GIS/GIT space.