GDA 2015-16 Soybean Map for Mato Grosso, Brazil

Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation (GDA), has released its current, 2015/2016 growing season Soybean Map for Mato Grosso (Brazil) to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The in-season map is based on near real time analysis of time series satellite imagery. Under the contract with USDA FAS, GDA delivers in-season crop type maps for various agricultural regions of the world of FAS concern.

The state of Mato Grosso is the most important soybean producing state in Brazil. GDA has mapped soybeans as well as other major Mato Grosso crops for the last four years. The most recent GDA Soybean Map for Mato Grosso is based on time series analysis of surface reflectance (SR) calibrated, frequent regional mosaics of Landsat 8 OLI, Landsat 7 ETM+, and Sentinel-2A imagery. The crop mapping is performed daily and the map results are updated weekly.


GDA maintains an operational end-to-end automated system for continuous, massive download and processing of satellite imagery from USGS and ESA. GDA SR calibration and mosaicking of the imagery occurs within an hour of scene release by the source. The value added imagery and products are delivered via GDA GeoSynergy webGIS service (https://www.GeoSynergy.com).


GDA is proud to deliver its satellite based analytical products to USDA FAS and to contribute to the FAS mission of providing unbiased commodity estimates to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. GDA has been continually developing a science-based program in agricultural remote sensing and analysis over the last decade while further evolving its technology to be truly operational, web interactive, and transparent to our clients.

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About USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

USDA FAS is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield, and production, especially for grains, oilseeds, and cotton. FAS’s primary mission is to target, collect, analyze, and disseminate to the U.S. Government, U.S. agribusiness, and the public the most objective, timely, useful, cost-effective, and reliable global crop condition and agricultural market intelligence information.

About GDA Corp

Established in 2002, GDA is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that provides geospatial information products and services from the majority of commercial and public Remote Sensing platforms and aids clients with their geospatial work in the agricultural, resource management, and intelligence domains, to name just a few. GDA has proudly served the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for the last 8 years.


GDA’s Product/Service focus is in five primary areas: (i) agile development of algorithms and software for automated, operational big data processing and analysis, (ii) big data systems and protocols for routine, rapid ingest, processing, and archiving of massive amounts of Landsat and Landsat-class imagery and delivery of science-quality value-added data products, (iii) Remote Sensing-based agricultural intelligence detailing crop conditions, crop yield, crop maps, and acreage estimates at sub-national levels for major agricultural areas across the globe, (iv) regional land cover and processes monitoring, mapping and forecasting, and (v) interactive spatial analytical web processing and online geospatial services. GDA has invested years of R&D which are backed by several Phase I, II, and III U.S. Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) awards.

To learn more about GDA and GDA products and services please visit our corporate website at www.GDAcorp.com or contact Dr. Stephanie Hulina (Stephanie [AT] GDAcorp.com).


This contract is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. C1056P1, and by the U.S. NASA under Agreement Nos. NNS04AA13C, NNS05AA30C, and NNC06CB47C of the Small Business Innovative Research Program.

GDA Continues to Provide Global Agricultural Intelligence Services to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation (GDA) is pleased to announce a new contract award with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS)

Via this USDA SBIR Phase III award, GDA will be continuing to provide to USDA FAS subscription-level services of both GeoSynergy webGIS platform (http://www.gdacorp.com/geosynergy-webgis-service) and CropSignal web application (http://www.gdacorp.com/cropsignal-analytical-web-service), global monthly crop yield forecasts and crop condition assessments, in-season regional crop maps, global surface reflectance calibrated Landsat-class imagery, as well as NRT satellite image processing products for regional crop travel and analysis, disaster response, and special studies.

GDA President, Dr. Stephanie Hulina, stated “The contract continues and expands a successful long term relationship between the USDA and GDA. GDA is honored to be selected once again to continue our support for FAS operational efforts. GDA is uniquely positioned to supply remote sensing inputs to FAS’s convergence of evidence methodologies and to support the FAS mission to provide unbiased commodity estimates to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. We have been continually developing a science-based program in agricultural remote sensing and analysis over the last decade while further evolving our technology to be truly operational, web interactive and transparent to our clients.”

New Product: GDA Crop Type Specific NDVI Time Series

GDA will continue providing USDA FAS with a wide range of value-added data products based on satellite imagery. Further, under this new contract GDA will start delivery of its new, crop type specific NDVI time series for major crops and agricultural regions of the world. GDA crop type NDVIs are generated by monitoring only the fields under a given crop type and thus they uniquely represent real crop conditions. Current season crop type NDVIs are provided by GDA for a complete season where current NDVI values are combined with GDA NDVI forecast for the remainder of the season. Crop specific NDVIs offer superior data for crop assessments, including GDA crop progress and crop condition analysis. Crop specific NDVIs dramatically improve yield analysis.

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New Product: GDA Global Frequent Landsat-class Mosaics, 2013-current

Under this new contract GDA will start web delivery of its global (all major agricultural regions) Landsat-class mosaics. The mosaics are surface reflectance calibrated and are analysis ready. They offer full spatial resolution and all multi-spectral bands of the source imagery. Each global mosaic covers a 16-day time window. The mosaics are updated in real-time, as soon as GDA downloads the imagery, calibrates it to the surface reflectances, and generates data gap masks (all typically under 10 minutes for a Landsat scene). The mosaics can be used in real-time, on-line interactive mapping, and time series drilling.

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Please contact us to request a demo or an access to our global Landsat-class mosaics, GDA Surface Reflectance calibrated imagery, the Crop Type specific NDVIs, and to discuss the partnership opportunities.

About USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

USDA FAS is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield, and production, especially for grains, oilseeds, and cotton. FAS’s primary mission is to target, collect, analyze, and disseminate to the U.S. Government, U.S. agribusiness, and the public the most objective, timely, useful, cost-effective, and reliable global crop condition and agricultural market intelligence information.

About GDA Corp

Established in 2002, GDA is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that provides geospatial information products and services from the majority of commercial and public Remote Sensing platforms and aids clients with their geospatial work in the agricultural, resource management, and intelligence domains, to name just a few. GDA has proudly served the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for the last 8 years.

GDA’s Product/Service focus is in five primary areas: (i) agile development of algorithms and software for automated, operational big data processing and analysis, (ii) big data systems and protocols for routine, rapid ingest, processing, and archiving of massive amounts of Landsat and Landsat-class imagery and delivery of science-quality value-added data products, (iii) Remote Sensing-based agricultural intelligence detailing crop conditions, crop yield, crop maps, and acreage estimates at sub-national levels for major agricultural areas across the globe, (iv) regional land cover and processes monitoring, mapping and forecasting, and (v) interactive spatial analytical web processing and online geospatial services. GDA has invested years of R&D which are backed by several Phase I, II, and III U.S. Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) awards.

To learn more about GDA and GDA products and services please visit our corporate website at www.GDAcorp.com or contact Dr. Stephanie Hulina (Stephanie@GDAcorp.com).

This contract is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. C1056P1, and by the U.S. NASA under Agreement Nos. NNS04AA13C, NNS05AA30C, and NNC06CB47C of the Small Business Innovative Research Program.

 

GDA Continues to Provide Global Agricultural Intelligence Services to USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation (GDA), a leader in satellite-based agricultural and environmental intelligence gathering, analysis and distribution, is pleased to announce a contract award with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Global Analysis (OGA), International Production Assessment Division (IPAD). [Download PDF]

November 2014Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation (GDA), a leader in satellite-based agricultural and environmental intelligence gathering, analysis and distribution, is pleased to announce a new, multi-year contract award with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Global Analysis (OGA), International Production Assessment Division (IPAD).


USDA FAS/OGA/IPAD is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield, and production, especially for grains, oilseeds, and cotton. IPAD’s primary mission is to target, collect, analyze, and disseminate to the U.S. Government, U.S. agribusiness and the public most objective, timely, useful, cost-effective, and reliable global crop condition and agricultural market intelligence information.


The contract continues and expands a successful long term relationship between the USDA and GDA. GDA President, Dr. Stephanie Hulina, stated “we are honored to be selected once again to continue our work for IPAD. GDA is uniquely positioned to supply remote sensing inputs to IPAD’s convergence of evidence methodologies and to support the IPAD mission to provide unbiased commodity estimates to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. We have been continually developing a science-based program in agricultural remote sensing and analysis over the last decade while further evolving our technology to be truly operational, web interactive and transparent to our clients.”


Via this USDA SBIR Phase III award, GDA will be continuing to provide to USDA’s IPAD subscription-level services of both GeoSynergy and CropSignal web applications, global monthly crop yield forecasts and crop condition assessments, in-season regional crop maps, as well as NRT satellite image processing products for regional crop travel and analysis, disaster response, and special studies.

CropSignal® Web Service

GDA CropSignal® web service is an operational, interactive agricultural intelligence web service supporting the analysis of global national and sub-national crop statistics and crop relevant data, crop condition assessments, yield forecasting, data modeling, and better decisions.

CropSignal® provides USDA FAS with an unprecedented combination of data from a multitude of most credible international and national sources available in one easy to use, online application. CropSignal® comprehensive, hierarchical and synchronized database combines crop statistics, crop progress, crop condition, weather and other crop relevant data sources and links them to standardized location and crop classification schemas.

CropSignal® features state-of-the-art analytical tools, a highly interactive environment, and customizable user interface for the easiest search, display, and analysis of the data. CropSignal® powerful query, filtering and visualization tools allow crop analysts to personalize the data, to perform high-level analysis, to set up and share dashboards, alerts, RSS feeds, web bookmarks, and an online calendars tailored to the users’ topics of interest. CropSignal® further offers access to a rich array of reports, charts, tables, and maps; personalized dashboard views of data that are not only interactive but also automatically updated; customizable data update alerts to ensure 24/7 crop intelligence monitoring; access to external reports, web pages and feeds via CropSignal®; data modeling; GDA interactive crop yield, area, and production forecasts for USDA FAS; and much more.

GeoSynergy® WebGIS Service

GDA GeoSynergy® webGIS service is an operational, interactive web platform offering rich and easy-to-use set of spatial data, tools, and capabilities in support of local-to-global visualization, monitoring, analysis, and collaboration for enhanced and simplified decision making. GeoSynergy® offers a state-of-the-art, transparent, and reliable source of detailed, historical and most current data and tools for monitoring and analysis of local-to-global land cover, agriculture, and weather.

GeoSynergy® provides access to NRT and historical global imagery from moderate, medium, and high resolution satellite sensors. Imagery offerings include MODIS Terra and Aqua imagery, MODIS NDVI, MODIS Land Surface Temperature (LST), Landsat 5/7/8, Landsat-class imagery from USDA SIA and INPE (Brazil), and more. Satellite imagery is updated a few times a day and is provided in a true GIS format at full, native resolution. All Landsat-class imagery contains all multi-spectral bands. Landsat-class imagery is orthorectified, surface reflectance calibrated, and added to GeoSynergy within 24 hours of imagery release by the source. GeoSynergy® further offers maps depicting global crop statistics at national and sub-national levels from a multitude of most credible sources available, ancillary global and regional land cover and crop type maps, real-time and historical satellite and WMO based weather maps, other agriculture relevant data.

GeoSynergy® provides USDA/FAS with timely access to GDA global analytical products, including (among others) GDA in-season land cover and crop type maps; crop disaster maps; weekly crop progress and condition maps; monthly yield assessments; and 16-day mosaics of Landsat-class imagery.

Using GeoSynergy® Tools, USDA FAS crop analysts interactively mosaic and analyze surface reflectance calibrated Landsat, Landsat-class, and MODIS imagery; in real-time monitor and map crops and land cover; calculate crop acreage statistics; analyze crop progress and conditions; model crop yield and acreage; monitor changes over time; and perform data masking, time series analysis, and charting.

Value Added Data Products

GDA will provide USDA FAS/IPAD with value-added data products derived from medium and high resolution satellite imagery. GDA maintains an operational end-to-end processing system for massive volume image processing, and delivers rapid, 24 hours turn around products such as orthorectification, true surface reflection calibration, indices calculation, cloud and shadow assessments, crop type and flood maps to crop analysts to support their regional efforts. GDA will perform operational, on schedule delivery of calibrated Landsat / Landsat-class imagery and regional gap filled mosaics of Landsat-class imagery for all international areas of IPAD concern. GDA will deliver in-season crop maps for predefined regions. Further GDA will provide support for special events such as targeted crop field travel, floods, droughts and other natural events.

About GDA Corp

Established in 2002, GDA is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that provides geospatial information products and services from the majority of commercial and public Remote Sensing platforms and aids clients with their geospatial work in the agricultural, resource management, and intelligence domains, to name just a few. GDA proudly serves USDA FAS for the last 8 years.  

GDA’s Product/Service focus is in four primary areas: (i) automated, operational image pre-processing, processing, and analysis, (ii) Remote Sensing-based agricultural intelligence detailing crop conditions, crop yield, crop maps and acreage estimates at sub-national levels for major agricultural areas across the globe, (iii) regional land cover and processes monitoring and mapping, and (iv) interactive spatial analytical web processing and online geospatial services. GDA has invested years of R&D which are backed by several U.S. Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) awards.

To learn more about GDA and GDA products and services please visit our corporate website at www.gdacorp.com or contact Dr. Stephanie Hulina (stephanie at gdacorp.com).

This contract is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. C1056P1, and by the U.S. NASA under Agreement Nos. NNS04AA13C, NNS05AA30C, and NNC06CB47C of the Small Business Innovation Research Program.

GeoSynergy® webGIS Service

GDA GeoSynergy® webGIS service is a new interactive service to monitor and analyze global land cover, crops, and weather to improve decision making. GeoSynergy® offers a state-of-the-art, transparent source of reliable, detailed, historical and most current source of agricultural and land cover relevant spatial and statistical data for visualization, analysis, collaboration, and decision making.

Click here to learn more about GeoSynergy® webGIS service.

Use 'Contact Us' form to request a demo and to gain access to the GeoSynergy® webGIS service.

Partners for global CropSignal® Network!

GDA Corp is looking to add new Partners to its global CropSignal® Network. CropSignal® is a revolutionary business intelligence application for the agricultural market. The CropSignal® Network is a network of Partners offering – via the CropSignal® Analytical web service -- agriculture-related data and products to their clients.

We are in particular interested in expanding our partner network to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine.

Click here to learn more about CropSignal® Partner Network and about CropSignal® web service.

Use 'Contact Us' form to request a demo and to gain access to the CropSignal® web service.

CropSignal® Analytical web Service

GDA CropSignal® (https://www.CropSignal.com/) is an operational, interactive agricultural intelligence web service for the analysis of global national and sub-national crop statistics and crop relevant data, crop condition assessment, and yield forecasting.

Click here to learn more about CropSignal® web service.

Use 'Contact Us' form to request a demo and to gain access to the CropSignal® web service.