Nov 5, 2014 -- Geospatial Data Analysis Corporation (GDA), a leader in satellite-based agricultural and environmental intelligence gathering, analysis and distribution, is pleased to announce a new, multi-year contract award with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Global Analysis (OGA), International Production Assessment Division (IPAD).
USDA FAS/OGA/IPAD is responsible for global crop condition assessments and estimates of area, yield, and production, especially for grains, oilseeds, and cotton. IPAD’s primary mission is to target, collect, analyze, and disseminate to the U.S. Government, U.S. agribusiness and the public most objective, timely, useful, cost-effective, and reliable global crop condition and agricultural market intelligence information.
The contract continues and expands a successful long term relationship between the USDA and GDA. GDA President, Dr. Stephanie Hulina, stated “we are honored to be selected once again to continue our work for IPAD. GDA is uniquely positioned to supply remote sensing inputs to IPAD’s convergence of evidence methodologies and to support the IPAD mission to provide unbiased commodity estimates to create a marketing edge for U.S. producers in world markets. We have been continually developing a science-based program in agricultural remote sensing and analysis over the last decade while further evolving our technology to be truly operational, web interactive and transparent to our clients.”
Via this USDA SBIR Phase III award, GDA will be continuing to provide to USDA’s IPAD subscription-level services of both GeoSynergy and CropSignal web applications, global monthly crop yield forecasts and crop condition assessments, in-season regional crop maps, as well as NRT satellite image processing products for regional crop travel and analysis, disaster response, and special studies. Please find further details within the press release on GDA’s corporate web site ( www.GDAcorp.com).
About GDA Corp.
Established in 2002, GDA is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that provides geospatial information products and services from the majority of commercial and public Remote Sensing platforms and aids clients with their geospatial work in the agricultural, resource management, and intelligence domains. GDA’s Product/Service focus is in four primary areas: (i) automated, operational image pre-processing, processing, and analysis, (ii) Remote Sensing-based agricultural intelligence detailing crop conditions, crop yield, crop maps and acreage estimates at sub-national levels for major agricultural areas across the globe, (iii) regional land cover and processes monitoring and mapping, and (iv) interactive spatial analytical web processing and online geospatial services. GDA has invested years of R&D into geospatial data processing which are backed by several U.S. Federal Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) awards.