Friday, February 03, 2012

Congratulations to NRCS

NRCS has made their soil survey info available on mobile devices.  What's not clear to me is whether they're using the GPS info available in some such devices to automatically pull up the soil profile you're standing on.  I suspect they aren't, but it's the obvious next step.


Anonymous said...

I would think that FSA/RMA could be pulling acreage and yield data directly from the farmers GPS system.

Bill Harshaw said...

My initial reaction is no, won't work. But I'm thinking in terms of what was possible 15 years ago. I gather these days you can use XML and other stuff to pass data among systems in a way we couldn't imagine in 1996.