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GISTEC’s annual GISWORX conference was again held at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel in Dubai on the 19th – 21st April.  Garsdale Design had a booth and met with a wide variety of professionals interested in ‘kick starting’ their 3D GIS.   As 3D GIS specialist on the Esri platform Garsdale Design has a unique insight into the workflows and data requirements of projects not just in the Middle East but worldwide.

Garsdale Design was instrumental in bringing a full ‘3D for Everyone’ track to the conference this year.  Elliot Hartley and Kiran Kumar from GISTEC co-hosted the session on the first day that saw many interesting presentations.  Elliot presented on 3D solutions for the world and a small session on Esri CityEngine entitled ‘Models and applications for the city of tomorrow’.DSCN0400

We conducted two workshops at this years event Nicholas Duggan our Geospatial Specialist presented on the power of using ArcGISPro (Esri’s newest 64bit GIS software) entitled ‘Adding the Extra Dimension’ to assess aspects of a fictional wind farm development.

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Elliot Hartley conducted an Esri CityEngine introduction workshop allowing attendees to actually use CityEngine and see the power of procedural modelling in action.

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As well as being on the EGI awards committee Elliot Hartley also hosted the awards ceremony on the evening of the 20th.   It was here that the amazing work of a variety of organisations was recognised.