The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is accepting proposals for a new program aimed at developing a system that can visualize agricultural field outlines from satellite sources.
The Agricultural Delineation contest tasks industry to contribute ideas for a remote sensing platform that utilizes satellite imagery to outline large homogenous and heterogeneous fields that are prominent in the sub-Saharan Africa region, NGA said Friday.
The agency said satellite-based remote sensing technology significantly aids plant health observation processes that are crucial in estimating farm yields and tracking agricultural productivity.
NGA will award a total of $15K and select at least one submission as the winner.
“The best submissions will challenge our perspectives and guide us in revolutionizing remote sensing for agriculture,“ said Jack Millar, NGA“™s Agricultural Delineation challenge owner.
Winners may opt not to transfer intellectual property or property rights for their technologies.
Interested parties may submit their proposals through Nov. 19.