Smart City Road Monitor by Imagem and Antea Group wins Geospatial World Excellence Award

25 May 2016

CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, THE NETHERLANDS (25 May 2016): Imagem and Antea Group won the Geospatial World Excellence Award for developing the Smart City Road Monitor app based on Hexagon Smart M.App® platform. The award was presented at Geospatial World Forum – a global conference. This year’s event was hosted at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam, from 23 to 26 May.

With growing populations and the dynamically changing world, municipalities today recognize that their IT systems are unable to adapt to changes as quickly. Adding to the woes, the global push for Smart Cities has given rise to a new focus on data collection leading to geospatial big data challenges. It is crucial for municipalities to integrate this ever-changing Geospatial Big Data into more dynamic approach to Asset Management.

In the Netherlands alone there are 17 million people living in 390 municipalities. Each municipality is responsible for almost 1 billion euros worth of Public Assets and in total they spend an average of 10 billion euros on maintain these assets. Together with Antea Group, Imagem has been working on solutions for municipalities that enable dynamic monitoring of public assets worth 300 billion euros.

Imagem and their business partner Antea Group combine creativity of the engineer with state-of-art ICT so that they can help solve Smart City challenges with Smart M.Apps technology from Hexagon Geospatial. The Dynamic Smart City Road Monitor app empowers all workgroups within municipalities – from Field Inspectors to Mayors – to quickly transform complex geospatial data into actionable information needed for decision making.

In form of interactive dashboards, the app combines data, analytics, and maps enabling municipalities to visualise dynamic and real-time information that is easy to understand. With this simplistic layout, the municipalities can now monitor and manage the road networks, while incorporated statistics provide an insight into legacy data, as—is situation and in budgeting and planning for the future.

Imagem and Antea Group continue to develop solutions for underground infrastructure, water infrastructure, real estate (commercial and residential), environmental and other industries in the Netherlands.

About Imagem

Imagem is a leading Geospatial Solutions provider, headquartered in the Netherlands. Exclusively using products and platforms from Hexagon Geospatial, Imagem focuses on IT creating solutions that help users combine mapping with statistics and business intelligence. Imagem works with governments (federal, regional and local), defence and safety authorities, service providers and system integrators. Learn more at

About Antea Group

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm based out of the Netherlands, specialises in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. Learn more at