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LandScan Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS) Analytics Dashboard

Introducing the LandScan Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS) analytics dashboard. It’s more than cool pictures, these data are the result of spatially, spectrally, and thermally calibrated high-resolution imagery that enables true temporal analysis. These many independent information dimensions power deep machine learning and when combined with the Digital Soil Core (DSC) data creates a quantitative understanding

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Meet Dr. Wample

Dr. Wample is a valued member of the LandScan team. He is a brilliant plant physiologist with practical experience conducting agronomic research at an industrial scale. We are proud of his service to our country as a US Marine. See here as Dr. Wample is interviewed for the Vets in Ag podcast sponsored by AGD Consulting,

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LandScan Invests in Future of Geospatial Software With Recent Acquisitions

AgTech leader relaunches software platforms as Datum Geospatial™ Madison, WI, January 21, 2022– LandScan has announced the acquisition of three companies as part of its geospatial software relaunch. The acquisitions include: MicroImages, one of the longest standing geospatial software companies in the global market utilized in 120 countries and translated into 24 languages; Syncarto, a

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The Business Of Looking Down Is Looking Up.

Check out this ‘dirty video’ from the LandScan Digital Soil Core (DSC) tool from an almond orchard in California. One of the DSC’s seven sensors obtains in-situ, super high resolution digital imagery of the entire soil profile in about a minute at a resolution of 3 microns! You can see roots, critters, pores, grains, structure,

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It’s About Time For Advanced Remote Sensing In Agriculture.

Introducing the LandScan Digital Vegetation Signature (DVS). Remote sensing applications in agriculture and forestry are ubiquitous. Everyone it seems has a sensor mounted on a drone, airplane, or ground-based vehicle and satellite imagery is widely available to all. This has led to pervasive claims of the analytical power of these tools, claims that are almost

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Acquisition Of Paris GeoSpatial, LLC.

Over the past 30 months as we’ve worked quietly it has been a challenge to keep our activities to ourselves. Among these activities was the acquisition of several companies that complement the LandScan mission. We will be announcing these in the coming weeks. These acquisitions by LandScan bring technology, intellectual property, and brilliant human beings

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Getting To The Point About Penetrometers!

The Digital Soil Core (DSC) is a 7-sensor penetrometer. We will write about each sensor over time, but the best place to start is at the bottom. I left the geotechnical site investigation industry in 1997 in order to pursue the idea that the penetrometer sensors used to delineate deep stratigraphy could be miniaturized to

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Site Characterization In Agriculture Will Never Be The Same.

Introducing the LandScan Digital Soil Core (DSC). Imagine obtaining an objective, repeatable, and transferable continuous vertical profile through the root zone in 90 seconds! The DSC contains 7 unique sensors: tip force, sleeve friction, moisture, salinity, sound, imagery, and spectroscopy. In addition to assessing well over a dozen soil properties it is also important to

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“Houston, We’ve Had A Problem Here.”

Those were the exact famous words spoken from Apollo 13 on April 13, 1970, when a series of catastrophic failures jeopardized the mission and the lives of the crew as they floated in space 210,000 miles from Earth. It was more good planning than fortune that saved the astronauts, as NASA had an exact replica

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The Power of Knowing

It was the first day of 10th grade and, as I entered my English class, I was greeted by a single word written in huge letters on the chalkboard: sophomoric. Beside it was its definition: foolishly wise. The definition stuck with me, but more importantly, my teacher’s point; that we weren’t as smart as we

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