This year the annual Bentley conference, to be held in Baltimore, changes the traditional format of sessions of the Bentley Institute. In this case, they have been separated by thematic lines, rather than by specific products, so it could be that in a single exhibition talking about bridge design, you can see the water simulation used for the design with Heastad Solutions, the structural design of the bridge using STAAD, the data management with Project Wise, the 3D simulation with Architecture and even the publication of results with GeoWeb Publisher.
More or less the agendas are separated in these thematic lines:
In the line of Architecture and Structural Design
- BIM and something else (Architecture)
- Bridge Modeling (BrIM)
In the line of Geoengineering
- Cadastre and land development
In the Plant line
- Oil and Gas
- Mining and metals
In the line of distribution systems
- Gas / Electricity and energy production systems
For now, I have decided to follow the agenda of Cadastre and land development, although I will be interested to see some roads.
To these events one must be clear that he will not learn, but to empower himself of the tendencies towards where the technologies are walking, to acquire vision.
Among the best strategies of this conference is that they are not pushing for people to get their diploma at the end of the trainings, as that mechanics was not working much because not all people are interested in the credits of the Bentley Institute in a while. so valuable So they have chosen to show practical experiences of the application of their technologies ... and go that is better, because you learn more seeing how they did that listening to the theory smoked.
In the case of the geospatial area, one of the keynote presentations will be in charge of Mark Reichardt, president and CEO of the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium), an organization that has been working for a long time for the promotion of standards in the exchange of geospatial data. Hence, his presentation is called "The Vision of the OGC"
The rest of the geospatial agenda includes exhibitions of best practices in:
- Discover the benefits of workflows in civil and geospatial works processes, from conceptualization to construction
- Explore how new technologies reduce time for sales, with the simplification and integration of design with construction, site planning, development and operations.
- Attend a follow-up focused on the best practices in land development
- Know about the advantages of an institutional strategy for information management
- Review of the latest trends in the production of maps, publication and web publishing technologies in the form of e-government.
- Explore the evolution of organizations that maintain a legal cadastre, whether at the local, regional or national level.
- Exchange ideas and make suggestions to Bentley
- Get to know the next Bentley GIS generations such as Bentley Map (formerly Microstation Geographics), Bentley Geospatial Server, Bentley Cadastre (Geospatial Administrator with friendlier XFM applications) and the latest version of Bentley Geo Web Publisher (VPR friendlier?)
The conference will be from 28 to 30 in May, in Maryland, Pennsylvania and there will be no conference in Europe this year.