Monthly Archives: October 2014

Australian Farmers Planning to Invest in New Technology

The recent survey of Australian farmers show that 20% of them plan to invest in new technologies for the farm.  The story does not break down which technologies, but UAVs are legal to fly there with a license, so I … Continue reading

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Farm Field Aerosols and Cloud Seeding for Precipitation

ABC Rural had a recent story about planting more humas in the soil to increase cloud seeding to try to increase rainfall.  The conclusion of the story is correct, most of the organic spores will be blown downwind and not … Continue reading

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Indian City of Malapparam to Roll Out GIS System in Jan 2015

The southwestern Indian city of Malapparam will roll out their GIS System in Jan 2015.  From the article it is the start of the system with the beginning phase to map key infrastructure.  It is not clear how much remote … Continue reading

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Hexagon Geospatial’s Power Portfolio Suites

Hexagon Geospatial recently went to a bundling format for their main software options.  They call it their Power Portfolio Suites. This is one option of software solutions to work towards applications mentioned on this blog.  The suite focuses on analyzing,  … Continue reading

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Break Crops for Soil Nitrogen and GIS/Geomatics/Meteorology Applications

Another interesting story out of ABC Rural about break crops like vetch and chick peas put nitrogen back into the soil naturally to get a more fertile soil in future growing seasons. GIS/Geomatics and Meteorology can be applied to study … Continue reading

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Asset Management on the Farm Through Technology

We know technology is expanding each day.  Another interesting story from Australia starts off with a discussion about bringing broadband to the farm (and by extension other rural areas).  It is pretty well known through marketing about precision agriculture, but … Continue reading

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Australia Water Commission Planning

ABC Rural in Australia has a good article on the future of the Water Commission and how going forward more studies and surveying will be needed.  Future and current dams and water control structures will need to be assessed.  This … Continue reading

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