Farming Programs at Africa Agriculture GIS Week

ESRI is to share ideas and knowledge on geographic information systems (GIS) for agricultural development at Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW) 2010, to be held 8th 12th June in Nairobi, Kenya. Staff is available to meet with delegates and support agricultural programs for rural populations in less developed regions of the world. "Food security and agricultural productivity initiatives are fully supported by ESRI," says Geoff Wade, natural resources solution manager, ESRI. "We are excited to be a part of this prestigious community. We look forward to contributing to solutions that ensure that people in every nation on earth are fed... (read more)
2010-06-08 09:26:56

Nutrient Management Planning Tools for Agriculture

Compass Informatics, an Irish information and location technologies company, has announced its appointment as contractor to design and develop Nutrient Management Software Tools to serve the nutrient management planning needs of Irish farmers. Using web-based tools, digital mapping, and a nutrient management planning ‘wizard’ the technology team will develop tools which allow farmers to target increasingly limited nutrients to where they are needed on their farms. Emphasis is being placed on ease of use as the system will be used by up to five hundred farm advisors, who will use the system to produce Nutrient Management Plans for farmers.  In... (read more)
2014-08-21 09:22:41

CAPIGI 2014: Connecting Agriculture and Geomatics

From 2-4 April 2014, the CAPIGI 2014 conference was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It proved to be a first-rate event with lively discussions and networking opportunities. Bringing people together from the four relevant stakeholder groups (agriculture, science, government and private companies) resulted in an interesting mix of viewpoints on the use of geospatial information, and particular on how it can be applied to improve farming. This year’s theme was ‘Connecting the Future’ with a focus on how spatial technology and data in the agriculture sector can be combined with the issues of the future, such as Common Agricultural Policy... (read more)
2014-04-08 12:53:33

Precision Agriculture Including Yield Monitoring and Mapping

Trimble has introduced yield monitoring and mapping capabilities, allowing combines equipped with a Trimble AgGPS FmX integrated display to accurately monitor and map harvested crop yield and moisture. The same display that steers the combine using an AgGPS Autopilot automated steering system or an AgGPS EZ-Steer assisted steering system can map yield data. Farmers can use the recorded yield data to analyze performance and create variable rate prescription maps using Trimble AgGPS EZ-Office software. Yield data stored on the FmX display can easily be transferred to the office using a USB storage device. EZ-Office software can help farmers evaluate field... (read more)
2009-12-04 01:23:54

Precision Agriculture Solutions for SST Customers

RapidEye, Germany, is working in cooperation with SST Software to integrate its precision farming maps into SST's information management products and services. RapidEye's five satellites open new avenues in precision agriculture. Frequent revisit capacity, five metre pixel size, and five spectral bands allow for timely in-season monitoring of crop growth and optimal fertiliser management.     The partnership between RapidEye and SST Software has produced an easy-to-use software tool which enables crop consultants and farmers to produce prescription maps for GPS controlled farm equipment based on RapidEye's crop maps.   SST Software is fully integrating RapidEye's crop maps into SST... (read more)
2011-05-11 03:14:27

The Benefits of Visual Intelligence Solutions in Agriculture and Forestry

Digital Twins in Farming
Visual intelligence solutions for agriculture and forestry provide easy access to digital maps of fields, forests or plantations. In turn, this opens a world of opportunities, including the ability to take measurements ranging from phenotype microplot traits to forest inventory. Additionally, users can identify early signs of stress in large plantations, generate precise, ready-to-use weed control maps, and follow the evolution of the assets over time. This article illustrates how digital twins optimize the workflows for key agriculture and forestry activities based on real-world applications. Thanks to new visual data management platforms, generating digital twins of agricultural assets has never... (read more)
2020-06-04 11:49:58

SPOT 6/7 Imagery to Improve Efficiency of US Agriculture

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement with the GIS mapping engine operator Satshot to provide high-resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite data over a large area of the corn and wheat belt within the continental United States. SPOT 6/7 data is integrated into the Satshot platform, which can be used for deep analysis of specific farmland for further improved operations and efficiency. Satshot is a fully customized cloud-based online Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping engine that handles satellite imagery distribution, analysis, and management for the agricultural (ag) industry. Satshot relies on three main platforms (Mapcenter, Landscout and iCue) along... (read more)
2017-08-29 08:54:57

UP42 Partners with Vultus to Provide Precision Agriculture Technologies

UP42, a developer platform and marketplace for geospatial data and analytics, has announced a new partnership with Vultus, a leader in precision farming technologies. UP42 customers can now use Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms to fine-tune crop management – with more agricultural technologies coming soon. Founded in Lund, Sweden, in 2016, Vultus AB provides a geospatial infrastructure for precision farming. Vultus analyzes Earth observation satellite data with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to give farmers insights into the health of crops within small sections of their fields, enabling them to apply fertilizers variably across the field. “Growers reduce nitrogen-based fertilizer... (read more)
2020-07-16 09:21:14

Pix4D Unveils New Precision Agriculture Solutions

Pix4D has launched Pix4Dmapper Ag: photogrammetric software that converts multispectral images into agriculture-specific maps for better crop management and analysis. The software has been released in conjunction with Sequoia: a multispectral sensor from Parrot designed specifically for precision agriculture. The most important part about this joint release is the fact that the low price enables it to be deployed at the farming level, and not just the research level, said Pix4D founder and CEO Christoph Strecha. With a 16MP RGB camera, 5 Ag-dedicated sensors (Red, Green, NIR, Red Edge, Luminosity), 64GB built-in memory, GPS and IMU, Sequoia weighs only 110 grams and can... (read more)
2016-02-15 10:31:05

GeoMarc Watermarking Software to USDA Foreign Agriculture Service

GCS Research, a prime vendor on the ASRC Management Services (ASRC MS) Prime Vendor Contract for the USDA, has been awarded a contract to provide GeoMarc digital watermarking technology to the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA FAS). GeoMarc allows the USDA FAS to embed an imperceptible digital watermark into the pixels of satellite imagery. The watermark contains key pieces of metadata that is seared into the pixels of the imagery and will remain intact through the life of the image.    The USDA FAS will leverage GeoMarc technology to embed an acquisition date/time stamp, among other things, as part of... (read more)
2008-01-10 09:51:43
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