Managing a Forest Full of Data in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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The State Forestry Institute of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany is implementing a statewide data management system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon Geospatial and Intergraph partner in Germany.

The new solution will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO for cataloging, managing, and deploying raster and vector data as well as point clouds and documents. This effort will enable the State Forestry Institute to satisfy the increasing demand for spatial data from inside the administration and from other users.

With a database of more than 40 terabytes of data that is rapidly growing, the State Forestry Institute also required an efficient system that will allow distributed access to this vast amount of data.  The new solution will also work seamlessly with existing web GIS GAIA MV. In addition, GEOSYSTEMS will set up workflows and processes in a flexible manner for easily adapting to upcoming requirements.

“GEOSYSTEMS has submitted a technologically sophisticated offer that fully meets our requirements,” said Ralph Lehniger, head of the department of development and operation of IT-based procedures, the State Forestry Institute.  “It serves all platforms such as Desktop, Citrix TC or mobile devices and operates very economical with respect to network load. We expect a significant decrease of work load for our staff thanks to the easy-to-use system. By using the data compression format ECW we will reduce disk space and costs. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation with GEOSYSTEMS as an experienced and highly competent project partner.”

“This implementation is a prime example of one of our core partners working to meet an expanded need for a key customer in Germany,” said Mladen Stojic, President of Hexagon Geospatial. “In addition, this implementation reinforces how organizations are dealing with massive amounts of geospatial data, and require the right solutions for managing the distribution of this information to enhance informed decision making.”

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the sixth largest German state, with a dispersed population surrounded by forest. It also one of Germany’s leading tourist destinations with three of the nation’s fourteen national parks being in the region — in addition to several hundred other nature conservation areas.

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Claudio Mingrino

Claudio Mingrino is Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships. He is a business development executive with deep expertise in driving and achieving growth objectives in diverse, foreign markets. Claudio has worked in information technology for over 30 years and combines broad experience in sales and market penetration strategies with a solid understanding of business operations management. In 1994 he joined Intergraph as Business Unit Manager of the global indirect channel for Italy and Greece, and later became Country and Legal Entity Manager for Italy in 2000. In 2012 Claudio became EMEA Director for all Hexagon initiatives and, in January 2014, joined Hexagon Geospatial as EMEA Executive Director. Claudio is a lover of sports and finds time to cycle, ski and swim. He is also an avid traveler and likes to spend quieter times reading about art and history.

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