Poland Chooses Spectra Precision GNSS to Spot-Check Compliance for EU Direct Pay Subsidies

Poland Chooses Spectra Precision GNSS to Spot-Check Compliance for EU Direct Pay Subsidies

The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARMA), a government organization responsible for the supervision and control of European Union agricultural subsidies in Poland, has purchased 118 Spectra Precision MobileMapper 300 smart antennas.  


The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARMA), a government organization responsible for the supervision and control of European Union agricultural subsidies in Poland, has purchased 118 Spectra Precision MobileMapper 300 smart antennas.  

The MobileMapper 300 is a GPS/GLONASS/SBAS L1/L2 receiver specifically designed to be combined with a variety of mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets, running third-party GIS applications. According to the company, when the MobileMapper 300 is synchronized with the mobile device, the device and the application running on it benefits from the position provided by the MobileMapper 300 with accuracies much greater than those from the internal GPS.

ARMA is charged with verifying, through on-the-spot measurement of planted areas during the growing season, that the size of the declared cultivation and cultivated plant species are in line with the request for subsidies under the EU agricultural policy. The farms are selected for spot checks either randomly or through risk analysis.

Spectra Precision says the MobileMapper 300 was selected by ARMA because it enabled the agency to choose its preferred tablet solution, the Getac V110, and interface with an existing GIS application. NaviGate, Ltd., the Spectra Precision distributor in Poland, wrote the software for the MobileMapper 300 to provide accurate GIS measurement to the ARMA open-source GIS back office solution.

The MobileMapper 300 connects via Bluetooth to the Windows 8 Getac V110 tablet to get network corrections using an NTRIP client to deliver the sub-meter accuracy the EU regulations require. The complete set of equipment includes a backpack with the MobileMapper 300 smart antenna receiver, a Getac V110 tablet, and harness for hands-free operation.

Headquartered in Krakow, Navigate, Ltd., is a principal distributor for survey and GIS products from Spectra Precision, a division of Trimble, in Poland.

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