OneSoil unlocks hundreds of terabytes of ag data


OneSoil has launched an interactive digital map of ag data including more than 57 million fields across Europe and the United States, and data on 20 types of crops collected over the last three years.

soil newThe OneSoil Map allows everyone in the agriculture industry to explore and compare fields and crops in Europe and the United States – 43 countries in total. The key feature of the map is that it allows users to see how these fields have changed over the past three years (2016-2018). To accomplish this, OneSoil combined public data from the European Space Agency and Mapbox GL JS, the latter of which helped in visualizing large volumes of ag data. The metrics included on the map are hectarage, the crop and country crop rating.

According to Slava Mazai, OneSoil CEO and co-founder, the OneSoil Map was built to reveal local and global trends in crop production and make those trends available to everyone from the agriculture industry. β€œIt helps to predict market performance both at region and country scale, and fosters smart decision making for agronomists, farm managers and traders.”

The map itself is a continuation of the OneSoil digital farming platform, which automatically detects fields, identifies crops, monitors plant development via changes in the vegetation index, etc. – all at no cost. Farmers can leave notes in the OneSoil mobile and web platforms, and share these notes with their colleagues. OneSoil also offers a product that allows farmers and agronomists to calculate the right amounts of fertilizers to use on different field zones, helping farmers to save on fertilizers and decrease pollution of ground waters.

The OneSoil team is planning to add more data and countries to the map in the coming year, making it an open-for-all source on world ag data.

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