The Linux Foundation announced that its AgStack project will host a new open-source code base and computation engine that provides a data set of registry data for agricultural fields to facilitate food traceability, carbon tracking, crop production, and other field-level analytics.
The computation engine generates, hosts, and maintains the global dataset using contributed code in a fully automated fashion. The NASA Harvest Consortium was one of the many organizations that provided funding for the project.
The AgStack Asset Registry dataset, which is reputed to be the first of its kind, was developed and is continually updated using information from satellites and actual field registrations that contain information on boundaries rather than ownership. Following that, the data is used to train machine learning models to identify additional boundaries.