Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Amazon, Hadoop, and Farm Management via Big Data

From: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/big-data-in-the-dirt-and-the-cloud/

"We took 60 years of crop yield data, and 14 terabytes of information on soil types, every two square miles for the United States, from the Department of Agriculture," says David Friedberg, chief executive of the Climate Corporation, a name WeatherBill started using Tuesday. "We match that with the weather information for one million points the government scans with Doppler radar — this huge national infrastructure for storm warnings — and make predictions for the effect on corn, soybeans and winter wheat."

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