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Australia’s Northern Territory Launches Real Time Emergency Map

A recent story in ABC Rural talks about the recent launch of a real time emergency map system in the Northern Territory region of the country.  It is a real time map of fire and auto accident events that was … Continue reading

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UAVs Used for Agriculture Disaster Survey in Australia

A recent story from ABC Rural shows a example in Australia of UAVs doing disaster survey flights across agriculture areas after Cyclone Marcia.  The farm in the story was hit by mostly flood damage along with the winds from the … Continue reading

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Big Data and Global Agriculture

One story that came out recently from ABC Rural is the expected damage to diverse segments of agriculture due to climate change, including fish stocks, dairy operations, vineyards, and fruit growth.  The expected warmer temperatures show a reduction in output … Continue reading

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UAV Flights of Australian Rice Fields

ABC Rural put out a story about current UAV flights over rice fields in Australia.  Currently it is just a standard video camera capturing images, no multi- or hyper-spectral ortho imagery which could also be captured but this airborne platform … Continue reading

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Robotics On the Farm

It may seem like a scene out of 1980’s era Spaceship Earth ride at EPCOT at Walt Disney World, but robotics on the farm is growing here and now in 2015.  The most common example is GPS enabled tractors, with … Continue reading

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Big Data On the Farm Redux

ABC Rural in Australia had a story on Big Data on the Farm last week that is worth discussing here.  It relates to many past posts on this blog, it is key to mention that most data still comes in … Continue reading

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Agriculture Co-op Resurgance in Australia

Readers of my past posts have seen my ideas of partnering farmers together in co-ops to spread the costs out for UAV flights among many farmers.  While co-ops overall are still popular in the United States, they have been on … Continue reading

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