Ministry of Economic Affairs Leverages Imagery Service

The agricultural policy in the European Union (EU) involves one of the biggest financial transactions in the annual budget. This calls for a careful and precise registration of those farmers eligible to receive subsidies, plus the amount they are entitled to. In order to make this registration work smoothly, a Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) has been designed.The system supporting LPIS in the Netherlands was initially conceived in 2008, and involved a complex architecture of federated databases and geospatial servers. Keeping up performance and reliability was a challenge, especially at peak times, with a large part of the load coming from the underlying imagery data. This is why the Ministry approached Imagem, the Benelux distributor for Hexagon Geospatial.