Germany is currently in the midst of a transition from nuclear power to renewable energy. Since geomatics plays a vital role in this huge shift, it is no surprise that the 'Energiewende', as it is called in German, is one of the major themes at this year’s Intergeo. The generation of energy is decentralised, which in turn has a massive impact on the energy grid. Geomatics is important in terms of land management for both energy producers and for the energy grid itself. Additionally, however, geomatics is key in analysing an area’s potential for energy production and hence determining the optimal location for biogas facilities, wind turbines, solar panels, etc.
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