Dotka Simplifies Big Data for the Netherlands


Windmills, tulips, clogs, bicycles, and stroopwafels. Each of these illustrations quickly bring the Dutch to mind, and the beautiful, unique, picturesque countryside of the Netherlands to the forefront of your imagination. Just as the wind turbine is a powerful image of sustainable energy, the ability of the Dutch to harness and manage big data is becoming just as memorable (and noteworthy).

The Netherlands is a progressive country that embraces all things geospatial – and knows the sophistication connected to simplicity. One of the leading companies in the Netherlands is Dotka Data. Recognizing the massive amount of mapping data collected since Napoleonic times, Dotka Data provides information for individual consumers, municipalities, consulting agencies, construction companies, graphic designers and more. Dotka has created a comprehensive, historic time-series library of maps and imagery covering over 200 years of Dutch history. These reports provide customized information for any area of interest to better understand the past and adequately prepare for the future. The archive is formed by digitizing archives of aerial photographs and maps into digitally remastered and georeferenced databases for online distribution.

To learn more about this inspiring implementation, please view  Voice of the Netherlands Customers, or General Session from HxGN Live 2014, or the recent article in Apogeo or press release.


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Jason Sims

Jason leads a global team of product marketers, core content creators, and field and marketing operations. With over ten years of experience within the geospatial industry, Jason has led marketing efforts across multiple Hexagon brands. At Hexagon Geospatial, Jason combines his lifelong love for maps, relevant technology, compelling stories around geography, and effective communications. While he enjoys content strategy, digital marketing, and the social media onslaught, he is also a family man, and tries to still find time for running, hiking/backpacking, and some non-work related travel.

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