Redlands, California, USA, 24 October 2006 – ESRI has announced that the Romanian government is implementing a Land Parcel Information System/Integrated Administration and Control System (LPIS/IACS) based on ESRI’s ArcGIS Server software. The implementation is expected to meet stringent European Union (EU) agricultural land regulations, which is essential for the country’s admission to the EU.
A large percentage of Romania’s population is actively involved in agriculture. Historically, Romania has had a very complex agricultural environment in which to develop modern farming methods. Farmers often own or work a number of small, noncontiguous parcels of land. There are approximately 2.5 million agricultural plots farmed by more than 1.5 million people in the country. It is estimated that the LPIS system will handle about 1.5 million subsidy claims per year and will manage about 755,000 claimants.
ESRI’s ArcGIS Server and GAF AG’s LaFIS, an agricultural information and decision support system, will be installed in the country’s agency of payments and interventions in agriculture (APIA), including its 210 local offices.
In the first phase, only authorized employees from the 210 local offices will have access to the LPIS system. A dedicated geoportal for use by the general public will later be integrated into the system architecture, providing access for farmers to register online for subsidies.
A consortium of companies including SIVECO Romania, ABG Ster-Projekt, GAF AG, ESRI Romania S.R.L., and the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) will cooperate to develop the server-based architecture for the LPIS/IACS IT system.
– About SIVECO Romania
SIVECO Romania (www.siveco.ro) is one of the largest Romanian IT integrators with more than 500 employees and a solid reputation in the Romanian market.
– About Romanian Space Agency
ROSA (www.rosa.ro) is the government agency responsible for space applications and technologies. ROSA is also the Romanian coordinator for the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) project.
– About GAF AG
GAF AG (www.gaf.de) is one of the main players in remote sensing and IT related applications in Europe. GAF technology is used in most of the German states for the LPIS and IACS components.
– About ESRI Romania S.R.L.
Since 1993, ESRI Romania is the Romanian leader in GIS technology. ESRI software is used in more than 160 organizations, most national governments and more than 12 colleges and universities. ESRI Romania provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esriro.ro.