The Farm Machine Interoperability use case in the IoF20202 EU project, in which 365FarmNet actively co-worked solved, these problems by accelerating the adoption of interoperability standards – which also saw progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption) and 13 (Climate Action).
In order to further develop this for the real world, CNH Industrial, with the support of Wageningen University & Research, was instrumental in developing the GeoJSON ADAPT plug-in –created during the IoF2020 project under the Farm Machine Interoperability use case. 365FarmNet actively participated and developed the proof of concept that laid the foundation for the development of the plugin. It is this very plug-in which has received recognition by the European Union’s Innovation Radar. The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. The goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and business people to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators.
This new plug-in allows geospatial agricultural data to be deciphered in easily readable and manageable files, is available as open source and has been given to the AgGateway ADAPT community. The GeoJSON ADAPT plug-in, can process different communication languages used by various agricultural companies through the ADAPT framework, and converts them into the GeoJSON standardized format which can be read by a whole range of machines, agricultural and even non-agricultural software platforms. This makes it an enabler for both online, real time communication and offline communication. Furthermore, the data tools which have been developed are especially beneficial to programmers who have no former background in agricultural data management, thereby lowering the entry level for the average data scientist or engineer who wishes to become involved in the agricultural data space.
The GeoJSON ADAPT plug-in can be found at https://github.com/ADAPT/GeoJSONPlugin.