Agriculture begins use of licensed geodata services

Agriculture begins use of licensed geodata services

The Agriculture Department is making geographic information systems data and services available to USDA agencies, as well as to farmers and growers, for crop analysis and reporting.

The department negotiated a blanket purchasing agreement in the fall with DLT Solutions Inc. of Herndon, Va., for Tele Atlas MultiNet geodata and geocoding services from Tele Atlas of Menlo Park, Calif. Agriculture data just became available for production use.

The MultiNet database collects and verifies data against comprehensive U.S. rural and urban GIS data. It can provide GIS coverage with more than 150 detailed attributes.

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