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The Data Revolution Hasn't Yet Hit Agriculture

Big data surrounds us. Every minute, our smartphones collect billions of data points on our location, search histories and habits. Data has become one of the world’s most valuable commodities for companies. The $6-billion-dollar sale of the game Candy Crush was not so pricey because of the app itself, but because of the massive amounts of user data […]

Counting trees to save the woods: using big data to map deforestation

By Nigel Sizer, Loretta Cheung and James Anderson Photo by -bjornsphoto-. License information here. Forests provide benefits few of us appreciate. They store carbon and mitigate the impacts of climate change, preserve biodiversity and ecosystem stability. They provide resources we all use, and more than a billion people around the world depend on forests directly […]