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October 18, 2017 - October 20, 2017

This conference, which adopted the motto “Monitoring: Needs and Solutions,” will join together two engineering communities — civil engineers and engineering surveyors with activity in the area of monitoring of structures by geospatial techniques.

Geospatial techniques are positioning techniques, usually applied by engineering surveyors, using equipment like laser scanners, GPS/GNSS antennae, total stations, satellites, LiDAR, InSAR and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The diversification and improvement of these techniques are allowing better control of structures and deeper knowledge of their behavior. In the beginning, when theodolites, levels and invar tapes were the only equipment available, geospatial techniques could only be used to measure displacements of some points. Now, the new techniques can complement these data, providing information on the behavior of the structure as a whole and also on its surroundings. More recently, geospatial techniques are also making valuable contributions to visual inspections, particularly in areas where direct access is difficult or impossible.

For all these reasons geospatial techniques allow civil engineers responsible for the safety of structures to have increasingly complete, diversified and accurate information at their disposal.

In addition to technical sessions for the presentation of papers, INGEO2017 will have plenary sessions with invited speakers who are experts in geospatial techniques and in structures. Engineering surveyors will present information on the new and more accurate geospatial technologies, show how they contribute to monitoring, and explain their strengths and limitations. Meanwhile, civil engineers will describe the behaviour and monitoring needs of different types of structures.

Why INGEO2017?

  • Because is it important that experts in geospatial techniques improve their knowledge about civil engineering structures and their behaviour so that they can suggest new and improved monitoring solutions.
  • Because it is important that civil engineers better understand the power of the new geospatial technologies.


October 18, 2017
October 20, 2017
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National Laboratory for Civil Engineering
Av. do Brasil 101
Lisbon, Portugal
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