16 December 2020

Case Study Member National Open Data

Enabling smarter farming in Germany with open data

SAPOS®, the satellite positioning service operated by the surveying authorities of the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany (AdV), is now available free of charge and being used extensively for smart farming.

SAPOS® provides the official spatial reference for everyone using modern technology. The service is considered an infrastructure basic provision and is part of the legal remit of the German authoritative survey with AdV and the BDVI, an association of about 1300 publicly appointed surveyors in Germany, having an official agreement to use it. SAPOS® has been registered since 1997 and the brand is well-established nationally.

Read the full case study from EuroGeographics 2019 Annual Review