The Role of Copernicus and Open Data in State Surveying


INTERGEO TV, the official broadcast channel and podcast dedicated to exploring the future of geoinformation, geodesy, and land management delves in a recent expert interview into the innovative project Cop4ALL, developed by Geobasis NRW. This project aims to integrate satellite data into state surveying and land management processes in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

INTERGEO Expert interview

Our guest in the INTERGEO Expert interview is Jens Riecken- chairperson of "Geobase NRW", the administration responsible for state surveying in North Rhine-Westphalia. On national level, he is deputy chairperson of the steering committee GEobasis. And he has been Vice-President of DVW , the German Association for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management and organizer of INTERGEO for several years. In this interview, he explains Cop4ALL and categorizes the applications.

The Role of Copernicus and Open Data in State Surveying

Copernicus has been pivotal in utilizing satellite data for state surveys and environmental administrations in Germany. Jens Rieken, Chairperson of Geobasis NRW, emphasized how open data serves as a backbone for new business models, minimizing initial investment risks and fostering project progress.

Artificial Intelligence and Remote Sensing: A Technological Leap

Cop4ALL leverages advanced remote sensing and artificial intelligence technologies to provide up-to-date land cover information. AI plays a crucial role in analyzing vast amounts of data, continuously improving the accuracy and efficiency of the monitoring processes. This integration is vital for various administrative and environmental applications, offering a modern, technical approach to land management.

Radar Technology and Its Impact on Monitoring Mining Regions

Radar data is essential for accurate distance measurements, especially crucial in monitoring ground movements in mining regions. In North Rhine Westphalia, where open mining activities are prevalent, radar technology ensures precise monitoring. As mining operations wind down, ongoing surveillance is necessary to manage ground movements, with data accuracy reaching up to 2mm. This precision is vital for making informed political and environmental decisions.