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.
This summit will bring together producers, technical innovators, scientists, regional and central government, and businesses to explore the opportunities and challenges of data, particularly location-related data, across the agri-food ecosystem. The presentations, conversations, and idea sharing will inform the future direction and work of the OGC so that, through collaboration with partners, it continues to develop relevant and useful standards that benefit agriculture globally.
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|What is Location Powers all about and who is the OGC|
|Enabling eBusiness in agriculture – a global view|
|Agricultural data sharing issues and challenges from an NZ perspective|
|Precision Agriculture and spatial data|
|Farm information systems and GIS in agriculture and horticulture|
|Supply chains, distribution and traceability|
|Big Agriculture data|
|Interoperating with science and government|
|How OGC and geospatial standards can help|
President & CEO, AgGateway Global Network
Managing Director, Rezare Systems Ltd (NZ)
Principal at Tumbling Walls LLC and Chair OGC Agricultural Working Group (USA)
Professor in Precision Agriculture and president-elect (2018-2020) for the International Society of Precision Agriculture, Massey University (NZ)
Farm Systems Specialist, Dairy NZ
GS1 New Zealand
Owner, GPS-it Precision Land Mapping (NZ)
Environmental Data Architect, Landcare Research (NZ)
Manager Catchment Information, Horizons Regional Council (NZ)
Head of Outreach
Technical Director NLRC
Business Development Manager