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SDI Interesting Reads – March 2017

Want to know 10 interesting facts about Canada’s geography? How are GIS and drones used in agriculture? Read more in the March SDI Interesting Reads.

Agriculture technology: How GIS can help you win the farm

Instead of workers scouting fields, agriculture technology like drones can cover more ground. Drones can collect vegetation and weather information from the sky to help farmers make better decisions. Data collected can then be served to the public using agriculture maps.

About the Author

Gordon Plunkett is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Director at Esri Canada. He has more than 30 years of experience in GIS and Remote Sensing in both the public and private sectors. He currently sits as a member of the Community Map of Canada Steering Committee, GeoAlliance Canada Interim Board of Directors, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Committee on Geomatics, the University of Laval Convergence Network Advisory Committee and the Advisory Board to the Carleton University Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre. During his career, Gordon has worked on projects in more than 20 countries and has contributed to numerous scientific conferences and publications. At Esri Canada, he is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s SDI vision, initiatives and outreach, including producing content for the SDI blog.

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