Disaster Management in Agriculture

GIM Interviews Members of the Iberian American Geomatics Network
The many natural disasters taking place annually all over the world are often caused by weather phenomena and one of the most affected fields is agriculture. Remote sensing, GPS, GIS and ICT appear to be effective tools in countering disaster, and this has been the main driving force behind establishing the UTEEDA network in six countries in Iberian America. The First Co-ordination Meeting took place in Toluca, Mexico in February 2006 and we interviewed three initiators of the network: Dr Damaso R Ponvert–Delisles from Cuba, D. Jesus Soria Ruiz of Mexico and Dr Alejandro Leon Stewart from Chile. Please explain... (read more)
2007-01-01 12:00:00

Topcon Establishes Global Agriculture Group

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the formation of the Topcon Agriculture Group. This new global organisation will further incorporate its precision agriculture business with recently acquired companies to create new connected field and farm management solutions for aftermarket and OEM customers. The global headquarters of the new group is located in Turin, Italy, with regional North American headquarters in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, U.S. and regional APAC headquarters in Adelaide, Australia. With the recent acquisitions of Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology and NORAC Topcon now have the most extensive offering of field and farm management solutions in the industry, said Ray O’Connor,... (read more)
2016-06-07 10:42:21

Turkish Software for Iranian Agriculture

Turkish software company Netcad's geographic information systems and engineering solutions are being implemented with success in Iran's agriculture sector. Within this context, 140,000 parcels of agricultural land are being evaluated and enrolled into the geo-database. Successive implementations bring in new enquiries. Using and managing the agricultural recourses is also important for the Turkey's neighbour country Iran as the rest of the world. Netcad Ulusal CAD & GIS Solutions and Netcad's Authorised Official Solution Partner in Iran Parsineh Tarhe Atieh (PTA) are working together on the geographic information system solution for the agricultural resources of the Iran's Golestan state.   The... (read more)
2011-06-13 12:00:00

Zahalka Joins Topcon Precision Agriculture

Albert Zahalka, a former executive officer with two global Fortune 500 companies, has been named senior vice president of Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA), a business unit of Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS). Zahalka replaces Dave Vaughn. In his new role, Zahalka will direct the company’s agriculture operations from Adelaide, Australia. The announcement was made by Ray O’Connor, TPS president and CEO. In making the announcement, O'Connor said, "Albert brings a world of knowledge to the Topcon management team in general and to Topcon's agriculture division in particular." He said, "He's an executive with global experience in P&L, business development, strategic planning,... (read more)
2009-12-08 09:27:46

Hexagon Expands Within Agriculture Machine Guidance

Hexagon (Sweden), the parent company of Leica Geosystems, has entered into an agreement to acquire all assets of Rinex Technologies (Australia). Rinex develops and supplies hardware and software for agricultural tractor and combine guidance. The company was founded in 1995 and today employs 20 people. The acquisition of Rinex is a vital piece in Hexagon's growth strategy and commitment to global expansion within the agriculture market segment. The product portfolio of Rinex in the field of tractor guidance applications and boom section control will complement the Hexagon product portfolio and provide customers in farming with a broader product offering.  ... (read more)
2008-10-14 10:25:48

UAS-supported Agriculture: Still for Innovators

Greatest Potential on Small Farms
While unmanned aerial systems offer huge possibilities in modern farming, most of them lie in the future. These airborne vehicles currently mainly deliver images that are subsequently combined with other input in the farm-specific management system. In the future they will be able to contribute to land management and individual crop-product delivery based on real-time analysis. Another very promising segment for UAS-supported precision agriculture is water management. Precision agriculture is a relatively young concept, dating from around the turn of this century. The first products were focused on add-on guiding systems for tractors. These give a good return on investment,... (read more)
2016-04-28 10:30:33
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