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Agricultural Business Intelligence

 GDA's agricultural intelligence products can be utilized to enhance economic opportunities for any aspect of the agriculture industry including agricultural producers, logistic and transportation services, government agencies, agricultural consulting services, insurance and investment services and commodity traders. They aid in the provision of accurate and timely information on global crop production at global, country and regional levels, thereby allowing for better marketing decisions, improved efficiency, reduced GDA's global coveragecosts, increased revenues, staying ahead of the commodities market and driving proactive business decisions. Additionally, our agricultural intelligence products provide early warning of unusual crop conditions or changes in the production outlook of a country or region, which, in turn, can assist in anticipating market price and adjustments. Other commercial applications include land cover re-mapping activities, forest and agricultural monitoring and inventory, and assessments of agricultural/farmer compliance with environmental standards.                                                                                   TRUE GLOBAL COVERAGE 
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Global crop production inarguably drives the agriculture industry. Crop production is simply the product of crop yield and the acreage planted for each crop. The key to predicting crop production is properly identifying which crop is planted in which field, estimating what the yield will be at the end of the season and how many acres will be harvested. Today the standard for determining crop production is highly dependent on surveys. Survey data is verified by field sampling such as driving by fields to verify crop identity or analyzing a 3ft by 3ft sampling plot once or twice a season . Due to this manually intensive process, limited field sampling is all that is possible and results are then assumed to reflect conditions throughout a field, county or state. 

But....

What if one could investigate 100% of that field twice a day and all the fields within a county, all counties within a state and all states within a country. Now, through the use of remote sensing technology, Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation is able to do that and much more. 

 GDA provides current and projected crop intelligence information at sub-national, national, and global levels in a timely, reliable, accurate and cost-effective manner. GDA specializes in operational assessments and delivery of crop acreage, crop health, crop progress, monitors change over time, and forecasts crop seasonal metrics, yield, and production at national and sub-national levels.

GDA's agricultural intelligence products are differentiated from other crop data and informational products in that:

  • GDA products are based on direct measurements of 100%                                       Example Methodology     of the crop area under investigation GDA Satellite Imagery Methodology exampleand the associated ground conditions on every point on the globe, and are not based on anecdotal evidence, random sampling schemes or indirect assessments.
  • GDA products are supported by both ancillary data (e.g., crop calendars, agricultural land maps, crop phenology models, etc.) and a rich historical dataset on crop conditions and their established relation to satellite-observed conditions. 
  • GDA is the only commercial company to utilize a combination of low, medium and high resolution satellite imaging on a global scale, leading to intelligence products that not only provide the greatest accuracy but also provide greater detail spatially and temporally than any other data on the market.
  • GDA's intelligence products offer the most complete assessment in one package, with one standardized, documented methodology, that has been validated through years of collaboration with the Office of Global Analysis (OGA) and the International Production Assessment Branch of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and through comparison with global agricultural statistics from USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service and other international statistic services.