City of Amersfoort
On behalf of the City of Amersfoort it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the CAPIGI Conference, being held Monday 9th April – Wednesday 11th April in Amersfoort.
A special thanks for our ambassadors Tamme Van der Wal and Leon Hendriks from the company Aerovision. I highly appreciate that you not only have chosen our city as the base for your company but also as the destination for the CAPIGI Conference.
As chairman of the SVB-BGT based in Amersfoort and as an ambassador of' Anders Kijken', I am closely involved in the digitisation of geo-information and to promote the importance of using available data. Digital and open data play an increasingly important role in finding solutions to social problems, because good and rapid analyses can be made by using data. This will make it possible to develop targeted and effective policies. In Amersfoort we regularly use such data for example in safety issues.
Amersfoort is located in the heart of the Netherlands and the second-largest city of the Provence Utrecht in central Netherlands. Amersfoort is only 40 minutes away from Schiphol airport and the city is known by its long history. Nowadays the city is growing quickly but has a well-preserved and protected medieval centre. Our historical centre obtains more than 700 monuments. While you are in Amersfoort, please take the time to enjoy the preserved architecture, museums and of course the nice restaurants, bars and shops.
I look forward welcoming you during the reception in our city on Monday 9th April!
Mayor of Amersfoort
ABACO is a software development and data management company with offices in the UK and Italy with operations extended worldwide. Specialised in land management, their background is in agriculture and the environment, where they have learnt to integrate technologies, process vast amounts of data, the value of integrated platforms, field and IoT sensors, remote sensing and augmented reality.
Their journey began 30 years ago in Italy and currently serve over 500 institutional and private clients globally and, combined with this, over 20 countries in Europe using an awarding-winning agricultural subsidies software system implementing an end-to-end Integrated Administration and Control System covering CAP requirements.
They launched a unique innovative digital platform for the agri-food industry (www.siti4farmer.co.uk) which implements a spatial-enabled Decision Support and Farm Management system, combining big data and modelling tools, aimed to support precision agriculture and agri-food industries operations.
More information at www.abacogroup.eu and www.siti4farmer.co.uk.