Budapest, Hungary: The Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture (HCA), a public national agricultural informational and advisory service assisting Hungarian agricultural producers, recommended that Hungarian farmers should purchase MobileMapper CX, GPS/GIS receivers to measure and calculate the size of land parcels they farm. Prior to recommendation, the HCA purchased and tested ten MobileMapper CX receivers.
The HCA tests required agricultural field measurements to be within a sub-three-meter accuracy. The MobileMapper CX achieved this accuracy, as did the competing brands, but the MobileMapper CX achieved the accuracy with greater stability and higher reliability. As requested by European (EU), Hungarian farmers provide their agriculture data to EU agencies in reports and using measurement protocols which are provided by Digiterra Professional V6 that runs on the MobileMapper CX open platform.
According to Ashtech’s press statement, twenty MobileMapper CX GPS units were purchased in 2010 from GPSCom, Ashtech distributor in Hungary, and additional deployments are planned as farmers are getting involved in this European environmental management programme financed and supervised by EU for the next 5 years. Local farmers obtain subventions from European funds based on their contribution to the EU programme led by the HCA in Hungary.