CSIRO using artificial intelligence to map Australian grain paddocks

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Australia’s science agency CSIRO has developed a product called ePaddocks that uses computer algorithms to examine satellite imagery and determine paddock boundaries based on vegetation signatures and land features.

The ePaddock™ mission facilitates the development of paddock-level analytics across the Australian land sector by delivering high-quality paddock information.

“Our method only needs one satellite image taken at any point in the growing season to distinguish the boundaries. It relies on data driven processes and decisions rather than assumptions about what’s on the ground. It will set the standard for similar geospatial products,” CSIRO remote sensing specialist Dr. Franz Waldner said.