Location Powers: Agriculture
Data, Interoperability and Agritech
Friday 8th December, 2017
Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre
Few activities are more tied to location and geography than agriculture. Spatial data and geospatially enabled technologies are therefore critical to today's agriculture. Farmers and growers increasingly use spatial data to improve production practices allowing more informed decisions. This requires data to be shared between different agricultural technologies provided by different vendors. Location informed information is also becoming crucial for local, regional, and global food supply chain management and food traceability systems.
Government and societies’ support for agriculture relies on the efficient exchange by growers of information on the geographic extent and status of agricultural activities and related water and land resources. At the same time, Government and science organisations collect data that could greatly benefit the agricultural industry. Food security, food safety, and sustainable use of land resources require the sharing of information about agriculture with the food industry, with government, and also with citizens who increasingly want to know the provenance of their food.
New technologies allow us to gather more agricultural and related data than ever before at finer and finer spatial and temporal resolutions but bring associated challenges for data management and integration, system and data interoperability, data analysis, and sharing, and particularly for data privacy and trust. Such challenges highlight the urgent need for standards and best practices.
Register today at http://www.locationpowers.net/agriculture