Agriculture


Agriculture

"TerraGo Edge helps us collect, share and maintain high accuracy GPS data we need to manage our operations on the devices we use every day," said Carl Van Staalduinen, Partner at The Terra Ceia Farms. "While traditional GPS handhelds required large up-front investments in proprietary hardware and software, we’re now able to use TerraGo Edge on any smartphone or tablet which means we can deploy customized, location-enabled apps that help us work smarter and produce better results."

Geospatial technologies are essential in today’s agricultural industries. Most land use planners and farm managers rely heavily on GIS, remotely-sensed imagery and field survey data to analyze and visualize agricultural environments to make informed decisions. That’s why a growing number of professionals in the agricultural industry use TerraGo’s GeoPDF® technology.

One of the main challenges for an agricultural analyst is packaging multiple geospatial data sources into a portable format for field workers to record observations –while preventing information overload –and quickly round tripping that information back to home base/headquarters for analysis.

Using GeoPDF, analysts can quickly produce a multi-layer intelligent map containing aerial imagery, crop and soil data and with the layer control feature they have the ability to only share specific content with a specialist in the field. The field specialist, with no need for GIS training or understanding, can record their comments, photos or other multimedia sources.

From increasing crop yields to reducing input costs and improving business practices, GeoPDF maps and imagery simplify collaboration workflows, making the decision process more accurate, automated and efficient.

Learn how the USDA utilizes GeoPDF.

In the world of agriculture, accurate environmental data and location-based intelligence is important to the sustainability and growth of an area. From crop surveys, to soil analysis, to animal health, there is a tremendous amount of useful data that could improve agricultural conditions. Without a good system to keep track of this data and monitor trends in real-time, it’s difficult to make informed planning decisions and have a common operating picture of conditions.

TerraGo Edge makes it easy for field workers to record observations and immediately sync that information back to home base/headquarters for analysis and decision-making. Watch the health of your land change in real-time from the comfort of your dashboard back home.

Landowners can use TerraGo Edge to create notebooks with tasks, workflows, custom forms and offline maps. These notebooks can then be assigned to teams to use offsite, even in remote locations without connectivity, which is quite common in the agricultural industry.

For example, forms can be created to monitor soil pH, mineral analysis and pesticide levels. They could also be used to keep track of crop location, harvest status, invading rust or other potential risks.

For example, forms can be created to monitor soil pH, mineral analysis and pesticide levels. They could also be used to keep track of crop location, harvest status, invading rust or other potential risks.