VGC 2018 Supporters

The VGC committee is currently looking for conference and event sponsorship. We currently have both exhibition booths and sponsorship opportunities. Our sponsorship and exhibition package can be downloaded here. For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact us at

Confirmed Sponsors

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BGC Engineering

 BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is a consulting firm providing specialist services in applied earth sciences since 1990. Our practice, founded on an appreciation for the impacts of geology on engineered structures, is capable of addressing a broad spectrum of engineering and environmental issues related to development in challenging terrain. BGC's assignments vary from pre-feasibility level studies and routing evaluations to detailed design, construction inspection, contract management, and independent third-party review. 

BGC is composed of over 350 professional engineers, geoscientists, technicians and support staff capable of providing a full range of geotechnical and hydrogeological investigation, design, and construction review services worldwide. BGC currently operates from eight Canadian offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; two US offices in Colorado; and one South American office in Chile


Uni Research AS

Uni Research is one of the leading research institutes in the Norwegian R&D sector. It was established in 2003 with owners the University of Bergen and Foundation for University Research in Bergen. The institute's main research themes are health, environment, climate, energy and social sciences. The VGC conference is organised by the Virtual Outcrop Geology Group within Uni Research CIPR, part of the institute's Geosciences division.

Virtual Outcrop Geology

The Virtual Outcrop Geology (VOG) Group is a collaboration between Uni Research CIPR and the University of Aberdeen, UK. Established in 2004, the group has pioneered the utilisation of geological outcrop data using novel collection techniques such as laser scanning, photogrammetry and hyperspectral imaging. It has focussed on new developments to process, visualise and extract information to fully exploit the methods in research and industry applications. These methods are becoming increasingly relevant to other disciplines, and the group has worked with projects in geoscience and energy research, mining, material recycling and cultural heritage.

Esri Canada

Esri Canada provides geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower people in business, government and education to make informed and timely decisions by leveraging the power of mapping and spatial analytics. These solutions facilitate a successful digital transformation, enabling organizations to better manage their resources, plan their future and collaborate within and beyond their organization. Serving 12,000 organizations from 16 offices across Canada, the company is based in Toronto. In 2015, Esri Canada became a Gold Standard winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Learn more at

Geological Remote Sensing Group

The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is a special interest group of The Geological Society and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, based in the UK but active internationally. The scope of the group covers all aspects of remote sensing for geological applications, and its membership includes geologists and remote sensing experts employed within industry, academia and government agencies. GRSG’s activities are highly complementary to the scope of VGC.


IDS GeoRadar

IDS GeoRadar provides products and solutions for geophysical, mining, civil engineering, and security applications. Founded in 1980 as part of IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi in Pisa, Italy, the company was recently acquired by Hexagon

Through a continuous commitment to research and development, IDS GeoRadar provides professionals with innovative products using state-of-the-art technologies and novel solutions. Over the years, the company has pioneered radar technologies for civil applications as breakthrough products in this domain. 

IDS GeoRadar develops products for a wide range of applications: 

  • Utility mapping and detection 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Railway and road engineering 
  • Geology and environment management 
  • Archaeology 
  • Forensics 
  • Landslide monitoring 
  • Mining Safety 


GIM International

GIM International, the independent and high-quality information source for the global geomatics industry, brings the latest insights and developments in both technology and management, including: topical overviews, news and developments, expert opinions, innovation updates, and more. The magazine is published monthly (i.e. 12 times a year) and is available on a subscription basis. A subscription to GIM International includes the weekly e-newsletter. GIM International is written for key decision-makers active in the international geomatics field and is targeted at commercial, academic and government professionals worldwide. Its readers are involved in land surveying, GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, LBS, Lidar, cartography, GPS/GNSS, cadastres, 3D city modelling, geo-databases and other geomatics-related activities.

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is now a prominent international journal of repute in the world of remote sensing and spatial sciences, as a pioneer and pathfinder in open access format. It has highly accomplished global remote sensing scientists on the editorial board and a dedicated team of associate editors. The journal emphasizes quality and novelty and has a rigorous peer-review process. It is now one of the top remote sensing journals with a significant Impact Factor, and a goal to become the best journal in remote sensing in the coming years.