About the province of Groningen
The province of Groningen is the northern-most province in the Netherlands. It is home to 580,000 people and has a population density of 242 people per square kilometre.
The administrative structure of the Netherlands consists of three layers, namely the government, the provincial authorities and the municipal authorities. The provincial authorities are responsible for legislation for which the government is too large-scale and for which the municipal authorities are too small-scale. In short, the provincial authorities are therefore the link between the national government and the municipalities.
The province of Groningen has set up a data warehouse for the national Key Registers and the common core registers within its own organisation. Using the Neuron app from supplier Vicrea, source systems such as BAG, the Commercial Register, the Key Register for the Cadastre, the Key Register for Large-Scale Topography and other data sets have been checked and added to the data warehouse. The content of the data warehouse is now used as a source for the shared use of unambiguous and controlled data within the province of Groningen.
The province of Groningen has the cleanest air in the Netherlands and ranks in the top five in Europe for air quality according to the report of the European Commission. The province of Groningen further accommodates a Google data centre, the first in the world to run entirely on sustainable energy and also serves as a home base to the largest potato starch producer in the world.
Main aspects of this data integration
This data integration involved a successful collaboration between the partners Vicrea, the Land Registry Office, the Chamber of Commerce, McMain, Roxit and Ordina.