GDA Corp. a contractor to the USDA. Since 2007 GDA offers its operational products and annual services to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) International Production Assessment Division (IPAD).
GDA provides value-added data products derived from moderate, medium, and high resolution satellite imagery to the USDA and other federal agencies. GDA also supports the development of advanced processing algorithms, expert systems, and web-based GIS mapping tools for various agency programs.
GDA’s product/service deliveries to USDA FAS IPAD fall into several categories, including:
- Satellite Imagery Collection, Archive, and Delivery
- Image Processing Products
- CropSignal® Analytical Web Service (an interactive web analysis of global national and sub-national crop statistics and crop relevant data, crop condition assessment and yield forecasting system)
- Rapid Crop Mapping
- GeoSynergy® webGIS Service (an interactive webGIS system to monitor and analyze global crops with satellite imagery and crop-relevant data to improve decision making)
- Expert Opinion