Geospatial Conference and Trade Fair featured Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013 was held in June 18-20 in Sao
Paulo, and presented various models of Drones in its trade fair
Curitiba, July 18, 2013 - The 3rd edition of MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica, Conference and Trade Fair of Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions (, was held last week in Sao Paulo, and demonstrated the strength of the geospatial market in Brazil and Latin America. In total 3,540 participants from over 25 countries attended the 20 activities of the event, besides 150 speakers and 65 exhibitors at a trade fair with 4,600 square meters.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) represent a new technology and its importance grows fast in global and Latin American market. Over 10 models of UAVs were exposed at MundoGEO#Connect 2013 trade fair, from different brands and manufacturers. In order to present different characteristics of each vehicle, sensor and piloting solution to the community, the conference featured UAVs Seminar (, bringing experts to demonstrate concrete results of UAVs usage.

“The time of the unmanned aircraft just like planes flying by themselves has passed. Nowadays it is necessary to imply a viable use for these aircrafts, with safety and economy, “said Onofre Trindade Junior, researcher at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). “In our lecture during UAVs seminar, we presented a free initiative that has been developed at USP in order to  disseminate the culture of unmanned aircrafts and to enable the image processing aboard the aircraft, generating thematic mapping onboard and transmiting it before the aircraft lands”, said the researcher.

On the third day of the conference, Geointelligence for Defense and Security Forum ( demonstrated how security, drug traffic combating and crowds monitoring can be improved with geographic intelligence tools, UAVs included.

“In general, an UAV has the same capabilities for generating cartographic products and images as manned aircrafts. In the future, all aircrafts will be unmanned, except those that carry passengers, and civil applications will certainly be the most important and diverse ones. Military applications are also important, but they already exist and are not very common, except  in those nations that go through conflicts, “added the researcher.

In 2014 MundoGEO#Connect will take place 7-9 May at the Frei Caneca Convention Center, in Sao Paulo. There is an expansion planned, corresponding to the fourth floor of the Convention Center, where innovative and challenging activities will be conducted.

To access the presentations of the forums, seminars, courses and workshops, please visit MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2013 website.
Further information about MundoGEO#Connect 2014 will be available soon in

About MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica

MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica - Conference and Trade Fair on Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions - is the largest and most important event in Latin America in the geoinformation sector. The third edition was held from June 18 to 20 of 2013 in the Frei Caneca Convention Center, in Sao Paulo (SP), Brazil, with the main purpose to provide a new type of interactive experience between experts, researchers, end-users and industry operators using
innovative models of dynamic models of debates and lectures, which favors the exchange of ideas and interaction among participants and panelists.

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MundoGEO, founded in 1998, is leader in Latin America in integrated solutions for media and communication for the geospatial and LBS sectors.
The connection platform generates content in portuguese, spanish and english for more than 100,000 professionals registered in the magazine, web portal, social nets, webinars and events, such as MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica.


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