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Better Data for Increased Yields: Crop-Free Digital Terrain Model for Precision Agriculture

Challenge: Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) are extremely difficult to create on agricultural lands as a result of the short term temporal changes of these lands. If a DTM is updated even once per year, there is most likely a crop growing on every hectare of land being...

Dam Collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil

    On January 25th, a dam at the Corrego de Feijão iron ore mining complex in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil collapsed without warning. Within seconds, an estimated 12 million cubic meters of sludge, mud and debris was carried nearly ten kilometers...

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Choosing The Right Database for Geoanalytics

When we began to design our data processing pipeline, one of the first questions we had to answer was, “Which database will best serve the needs of the pipeline?” In order to fully appreciate the issues and considerations, we have to take into consideration all the...

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