Field Boundary Management
Process, reconcile, and match field boundaries across providers, and geospatially match data to these boundaries.
Manage your Grower/Farm/Field boundaries across providers
Simplify Field Boundary Management
Without geographical location ag data is meaningless, as this is what ties it to other data points; seeing individual data points in the context of a field boundary however provides the ability to analyze and compare this data. Uniquely with Leaf Field Boundary Management, businesses are able to reconcile different boundaries across systems, match field boundaries across providers, and geospatially match ag data to boundaries. Without adding more complexity to your system through a universal field ID or other cumbersome systems, Leaf empowers you to manage the multitude of digital field boundaries in existence for most fields, and ensure you use the right one for each situation.
Digital field boundaries change all the time; depending on the crop that is planted, whether a field is irrigated in a specific year, or maybe a field gets split into multiple sections to grow different crops - field boundaries are dynamic. Ensuring that the latest field boundary is used is critical for technology providers, but this can easily turn into a huge manual effort that introduces potential inaccuracies. Technology providers that connect to Leaf’s API don’t have to worry about this and are always ensured that they’re using the latest field boundary. Leaf provides a consistent field entity across all related boundaries so data from any source can be queried by a single field ID. Leaf's API can also be used to import, export, synchronize, and reconcile field boundaries across farm data platforms. Working with Leaf's Operations Data, operations performed in the fields will automatically be bound to the fields you create with Field Boundaries.
Why use your scarce resources to create your own field boundary structure when Leaf’s industry-leading technology is already available to you today? Leaf automatically detects existing fields in each company's platform; this works together with Leaf's Operations Data. Operations performed in the fields will automatically be bound to the fields you create with Field Boundaries. Leaf uses a Grower/Farm/Field hierarchy to store data. Fields are the central concept of this hierarchy. Every Field may have boundaries, which are the geometries that define its borders. A Field can have only one active boundary, that defines its current border. Most Fields are part of a Farm and every Farm can have one or more Fields. Farms can be grouped together under a Grower. A grower (also known as Leaf User) is the data owner entity to which credentials are attached. Files or Operations are the results of operations in a given Field.
"The integration using Leaf’s API is very strategic for us because it easily brings important management information from the field and in a consistent format. With the integrations, the information comes into Aegro automatically, saving time for agricultural producers.”
Paulo Silvestrin, Co-Founder and Product Manager at AegroLearn more
Simplify your Field Boundary Management
Using the right boundary for specific data
Depending on the data that is being looked at, a different field boundary might be appropriate. Harvest data is often analyzed within the confines of the same boundary that is used to plant a field, whereas this same boundary might not be very useful for a Farmland Valuation Tool for example. Allowing a user to tailor the field boundary to a specific use case is easy with Leaf.
Many different providers
We constantly add new machinery manufacturers to the list of connected providers that you can access field boundaries from. We are connected with: John Deere, Climate FieldView, CNHi, Trimble, AgLeader and Stara. Is one of your preferred partners not in this list yet? Let us know by contacting our team!
Many different uses
Field boundaries form the base for many different digital applications in the food and agriculture industry. From Yield Forecasting to Agronomic recommendations or Product Distribution to Farm Management tools and many more; having a simple way to accurately manage field boundaries is key to the success of many.
Speed-to-market is key for any technology provider; spending more time on developing your product and not selling it, means money down the drain and a competitor catching up quickly. Leaf allows technology providers to focus on building their product and selling their product as soon as possible, instead of having to waste time on building back-end infrastructure.
“The goal is to give the farmers the availability of their data, wherever they want it, whenever they want it.”
Seth Erwin, Strategic Account Lead with Bayer’s Climate FieldViewLearn more
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