Vegetation monitoring is just one of our projects commissioned by E.ON. In addition, GeoAdat has been given the honour of assessing, documenting and mapping the data models of two spatially separate but identical grid registration systems.
GeoAdat is also responsible for the periodic change management of the network register data of E.ON ELMŰ Hálózati Kft. and the network register processing and change management of the optical networks operated by ELMŰ Hálózati Kft.
The central management of E.ON has carried out a benchmarking study of the solutions of development launched within the group to support the IT support of VM (vegetation management). In the comparison, the Hungarian SAVEM solution developed by GeoAdat Kft. came first in the conventional VM category. German and Swedish colleagues from Budapest participated in the peer review.
Extensive field validation testing was carried out in the summer, the results of which demonstrated the suitability of the system’s data to support VM. E.ON Digital Technology Hungary commissioned the development of the operational level of the system.
GeoData starts a new ESA development (legendary) titled as ACDC-EO, that stands for fully Automated Change Detection of Cultivation via Earth Observation. Several incidents affect our planet’s land cover nowadays. Climate change, that is indicated by temperature rise, flooding, or recent human activities (from natural hazards to military actions) that we are aware of. They all have different and mostly negative impact on agricultural coverage leading to social-economic challenges. GeoData (together with its partners) is working on a technological development for the local, regional and international users community. Future development potentials are identification of non- and under-utilized areas that can be used for the agricultural and/or forage developments.
From March, GeoData Ltd. will provide a new, higher level and capacity repository for data processing in projects for Hungarian, German and EU customers. Nearly 600 terabytes are available for short term transactions, and a supercomputer is available for computationally intensive tasks by special arrangement. The “Komondor” supercomputer, which is in operation since 2022, has 5 HPC (petaflop) capacities and includes a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) and big data partition in addition to a high-capacity processor and graphics computing units.
This year marks 25 years since GeoAdat started its activities in the field of geoinformatics with the aim of providing quality services to its partners at home and abroad. During this time we have become one of the most important players in the market, both in Hungary and Germany. We will do our best to continue this trend in the future. Together with our colleagues, we celebrated this beautiful anniversary.
One of our longest-standing customers is the Saarland Ministry of Environment, Climate Protection and Agriculture. The 15-year business relationship includes data processing services related to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), now including the latest technological solutions (AI, machine learning).
This year’s tasks include the automated determination of the agricultural land use of the province’s agricultural parcels and minimum agricultural activities. The continuously expanding development team and the professional experience of the previous years enable a high level of technical implementation of special and individual tasks of the Saarland, including the previously developed land monitoring technology of GeoAdat Ltd. and the recently developed own mobile application.
Our company has been operating according to the ISO 9001 quality management standard since 2005, and in 2016 we also introduced the ISO 27001 information security standard, since then the two systems have been integrated. To meet the growing and changing needs of our customers, we have extended the scope of the standards to our development activities from 2022. During the audit in November, which already included development, SGS Hungária auditors found that GeoAdat Ltd. meets the requirements of the standard and was awarded another 3 years of certification.
GeoData Services Ltd. measured the power grids with extensive image recordings in the area of 460 settlements, which are supplied by two of the client’s companies in Transdanubia. The task also included the identification of the telecommunications systems mounted on the supporting structures of the power network, and their geoinformatic evaluation of the recordings made on site, then their classification in a database. The work could be performed faster than the deadline specified in the contract, in 6 months with excellent quality indicators of the client.
On November 30, 2021, E.ON Digital Technology Hungary took over the monitoring solution developed by GeoData Services Ltd.: the basic vegetation register and its scheduled regular update, which can be related to the utility’s electric and gas network elements and is produced by satellite remote sensing, started operating. The register contains all the vegetation conditions that can be used to support the management of maintenance processes.
The identification and delimitation of vegetation elements and prohibited activities, which can be identified on the ground, will be carried out in a geo-spatial environment using image analysis software. In order to increase the reliability of the result data extracted from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel group of satellites, time-series data will be analysed (increasing geometric resolution, content identification) in order to increase the geometric resolution and content identification available from each image.
Data publication is done through the online interface of the Vegetation Monitoring System, with modules built from map and business BI elements based on user needs.
After successful closure of “ORGAN-IM”, we have started our new project under the aegis of European Space Agency’s ARTES Integrated Applications Promotion programme. The “Cert-EO” – Feasibility study on supporting agriculture and food certification by EO-based services” kicked off in early September, with focus on supporting certification of organic farming and detecting of fraudulent agricultural actions in organic sector, built on Earth Observation tools.
In the one-year timespan, a feasibility study will be carried out in cooperation with Organic Services GmbH, to lay down the roadmap of developing a financially profitable and technically sustainable service.