Satellite based earth monitoring: IMAGEM set to implement Rheticus® services in the Benelux

Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, 21 June 2017

We are pleased to launch Rheticus® Services in the Benelux region (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg) in partnership with Planetek Italia.

Based on Hexagon Geospatial’s M.App Enterprise technology, Rheticus is a cloud-based platform that delivers fresh and accurate data and information for monitoring of the Earth's surface transformation phenomena. Rheticus geoinformation service uses a series of industry-focused dashboards to deliver timely and accurate information to policy and decision makers, managers and users for operations and data-driven decision making. The Rheticus® platform has been developed by Planetek Italia, a Hexagon Geospatial premium partner from Italy.

In the Benelux region, IMAGEM aims to deploy the Rheticus® platform at local governments, environmental and forestry agencies, road and rail, networks (NUTS), construction, mining, heavy industry and more. The platform can be used directly by these organisations or by solution providers and system integrators.

“In the Netherlands alone, the cost of damages and repairs to infrastructure above and below ground as a result of deformation is estimated to run into billions of euros in the next decades. With Rheticus, IMAGEM can now provide our customers with a highly accurate and easy to use online platform that detects subsidence progression over time. This allows users to have an early warning system, avoiding unnecessary risk and cost.  We are very pleased to work together with Planetek to make this service available in the Benelux, and connecting it to its Smart M.App platform for use even by non geospatial professionals,” says Patrick de Groot, General Manager at IMAGEM. 

Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO at Planetek Italia adds: “We are excited to cooperate with our international partner, IMAGEM. Rheticus® will now assist professionals and decision makers in a growing number of countries, relying on the sound professional support of our partners. Born and strengthened under the Hexagon Geospatial network, the cooperation with IMAGEM opens new opportunities to develop and deliver cutting-edge solutions to our markets. Through the integration of the Rheticus® monitoring services in Hexagon Geospatial Smart M.Apps, we can offer insightful analytics and dynamic maps to users worldwide.”



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About Planetek Italia S.r.l.

Planetek Italia is an Italian company established in 1994, providing a broad range of geospatial services including delivery, analysis and processing of satellite data. Premium Partner of Hexagon Geospatial in Italy, Planetek is the creator and operator of the unique Rheticus® cloud platform (, designed for the provision of sophisticated satellite data based monitoring services. See

For further information, please contact:

Yashita Arora, Marketing Manager, IMAGEM +31 (0) 55 3034 360,