DA-01 - Geographic Information Science & Technology in Agriculture
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Prager, Steven. 2017. DA-01 - Geographic Information Science & Technology in Agriculture . In: Wilson, John P. (eds).2017.GIS&T Body of Knowledge. (4th Quarter 2017 Edition), doi:10.22224/gistbok/2017.4.6.
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Agriculture, whether in the Corn Belt of the United States, the massive rice producing areas of Southeast Asia, or the bean harvest of a smallholder producer in Central America, is the basis for feeding the world. Agriculture systems are highly complex and heterogeneous in both space and time. The need to contextualize this complexity and to make more informed decisions regarding agriculture has led to GIS&T approaches supporting the agricultural sciences in many different areas. Agriculture represents a rich resource of spatiotemporal data and different problem contexts; current and future GIScientists should look toward agricultural as a potentially rewarding area of investigation and, likewise, one where new approaches have the potential to help improve the food, environmental, and economic security of people around the world.
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Steven D. Pragerhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9830-7008
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