Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Moderator: Scott Murrell
Growers and Service Providers are capturing more data today in production agriculture than ever before. AgGateway is actively working on several projects to improve the industry’s ability to share and understand data captured today in production agriculture. The SPADE/PAIL projects have defined five Core Documents that represent the data typically exchanged in production agriculture. These Core Documents are Plan, Recommendation, Work Order and Work Record. The presentation will explain how these documents were developed and the data included within them. The AgGateway Core Documents give the industry a common outline of the information that supports growers’ field operations business processes; this will hopefully lead to more streamlined data sharing between growers and their partners. The AgGateway Core Documents are still a work in progress, so please join us for this presentation and see how you can help us maximize the value of the data you collect.
Update on industry effort to provide a production level, open source toolkit for use by the precision ag industry to improve interoperability of precision ag data.
The Open Ag Data Alliance, led by the Open Ag Technology and Systems (OATS) group at Purdue University, was formed in 2014 as an open source project to get data flowing in agriculture by defining a standard, model-agnostic Application Programming Interface (API). It has since released version 1.0, achieved existing commercial implementations, grown to over 25 partners on 3 continents , provided open source code resources, and engaged in many demonstration projects. This talk will present the vision of the OADA effort for real-time, privacy-conscious data connections in agriculture, technical progress over the last year, and plans for upcoming versions 2.0 and 3.0. An additional focus will be given to understanding the business case of API's in agriculture and related industries.
Precision agriculture (PA) has shown great promise in delivering the ability to convert vast quantities of data collected by farm equipment into actionable information in Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) and other tools. However, PA has not quite delivered on this promise because different manufacturers' hardware and software are not interoperable.
AgGateway's SPADE and PAIL projects have targeted this problem, modeling business processes, identifying the data needed to support them, and working with manufacturers and software companies to develop a toolkit, ADAPT, that will help convert seamlessly between various manufacturers' data formats and an industry standard common data model.
A critical component of this system is a common way to identify products such as seed, chemicals and equipment, so when growers share data about crop protection applications (or other field operations) with partners (such as customers, bankers and custom applicators) the recipients of the data understand exactly what is meant.
The SPADE project developed a standardized, distributed mechanism to source this "Reference Data".
- Standardized: We propose a single mechanism and format for industry partners to source data, and
- Distributed, because each manufacturer can host its own reference data through a delivery tool ("API") themselves, and third parties can do so as well.
This presentation focuses on three problems being addressed by the AgGateway Reference Data system: Identification (we need common identifiers to convey common meaning across the industry), Sourcing (How can we source those common identifiers?), and Access (How can a farm management information system find those sources?)