ASABE To Develop Standard On Mapping Yield And Assoicated Data

The purpose of this standard is to improve the processing and utilization of data files containing geospatial yield, moisture content (MC), and quality data with respect to information content, units, and interoperability between different software products and measurement systems. The standard will cover data acquisition, data processing, and data representation in map form and will provide a defined format for data collected with sensors that measure yield, MC, quality, and geographic position on various crop harvesting machines.
 
The defined data format can be applied to files collected with yield monitors and associated sensors on a harvesting machine and to files associated with software products used for processing these files and developing maps. The standard will also establish the necessary metadata for files of yield and associated data so that adequate data processing and map development can occur, and it will recommend a scheme to be used for producing yield and associated maps for display, presentation, and publication, so that users of these maps have a consistent basis upon which to understand the information they convey.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 225 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at ASABE, 269-429-0300, [email protected]. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at http://www.asabe.org/standards/proposed.html.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises 9,000 members from more than 100 countries. For further information about the Society, or for an electronic copy of this news release, contact Dolores Landeck at ASABE, 269-428-6339, [email protected].

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