This raging GIS reporter has been active in understanding and analyzing the geospatial market and the latest technological innovations ever since. He is therefore sometimes referred to as ‘The Memory of Geospatial’. First and formemost, he is active in the Benelux, the United Kingdom and the EU. The ‘global market’ is within reach, so to speak.
Remco Takken is or has been writing for GeoInformatics, GIS-Magazine, CAD-Magazine, BIG Nieuws, De Hollandse Cirkel and Geospatial World. They are solid content articles on various subjects. Their aim is to indicate the place of geo-ICT in government policies, backoffice processes within critical business systems. In 2011 he writes the introductory first chapter of the book ‘BGT and IMGeo; state of affairs’, which was published by Ruimteschepper. It becomes a bestseller that is revised and reprinted in 2012 and 2013.
In 2014, Dutch GIS Magazine publisher CMedia in Houten organizes the free accessible Geo Event. Remco Takken provides the substantive program. This leads to further cooperation with the Dutch trade organization GeoBusiness Nederland and the GIN professional association in the GeoBuzz, which still takes place every year in Congress Center 1931 in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. In 2018, he joins Geospatial Media and Communications, well-known for their GeoBIM event in Amsterdam, and the Geospatial World Forum in Zaanstad.
Remco Takken is currently responsible for partnerships, knowledge sharing and university contacts at the renowned international industry organization World Geospatial Industry Council.
Remco Takken starts his writing life in the music industry. Since 1998, hundreds of reviews and interviews have been published by magazines such as JazzNu, Smilin’ Ears, Fake Magazine, Platomania and Jazz bulletin. From 1999 to 2002, he is a freelance jazz concert reviewer for De Volkskrant’s art page .
One thing leads to another. Liner notes for CDs by Roomtone, Olthuis & Van Veenendaal, Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron, Wiek Hijmans. Judges for the Dutch Jazz Competition, dozens of CD booklets for the legendary record label ESP-Disk’ and around 250 radio broadcasts for De ConcertZender. In 2000 he coordinates live recordings for that radio station by, among others, the Ex Orchestra, Jodi Gilbert, Achim Kaufmann and Anne LaBerge. Parts of the concerts of Jodi Gilbert and of the Ex Orchestra can be heard on the CDs Mix Your Languages and The Ex at Bimhuis (1991-2015).
During one of his travels with touring musicians, he produces an eight-track demo for the duo Odd Appetite. This recording is picked up by the legendary avant-garde saxophonist John Zorn and in 2007 this leads to a CD on his Tzadik label.
In 2020 Remco Takken mixes a couple songs for Get Back Into The World, the latest album of The Sensible Gray Cells, a power trio with the legendary singer-guitarist Captain Sensible, bassist Paul Gray (The Damned, Eddie and the Hot Rods) and drummer Marty Love (Johnny Moped).
Remco Takken is a board member of production house I Compani.