HPE and Atea Enable Kartverket to Deliver Land Survey Project
HPE, through a strategic partnership with Atea, has enabled Norwegian mapping authority Kartverket to spearhead a project to digitally map the entire Norway. Through the installation of 3PAR storage systems and support services, HPE is enabling Kartverket to create a groundbreaking national geodetic frame from which to establish more accurate positioning services and for data-driven property registration.
Kartverket is responsible for the ratified framework on which mapping and measuring work in Norway is based, with over 1.5 million properties and legal foundations registered through the organisation every year. In order to deliver this, Kartverket has undertaken the largest land survey project in Norwegian history, laser-scanning the entire country to create a precise and detailed digital map.
Every week, Kartverket’s databases are updated with thousands of new objects including changed roads, rivers and new houses, which are all saved on 1200 servers hosting around 10PB of data. Due to the sheer volume of fresh data from the merging of specific municipalities and new land borders, the team required a significant increase in their data storage capacity.
“This initiative will revolutionise the way in which we are able to track, register and digitise our digital mapping resources across Norway,” said Olav Petter Aarrestad, CIO of Kartverket. “As the single nationwide coordinator of geodata, we work alongside national geographical infrastructure to analyse and map this comprehensive database – meaning we are able to create a more detailed and accurate picture of the property, land services and principalities throughout the country. HPE and Atea have played a critical role in providing the storage and infrastructure necessary to power our work, and supporting innovation in ways that weren’t previously possible.”
As a result of the increased availability of the additional storage capacity, Kartverket was able to work much more efficiently and complete previously cumbersome processes with significantly increased speed and accuracy. The private cloud solution has also proven to be very cost effective for Kartverket. Through the consolidation of their existing 3PAR systems, the team have also seen vast improvements in other operational areas, including simplified management, reduced datacenter footprints, and better adaptive optimisation.