Mapping Crop Types across the Globe using Remote Sensing
I am a student working for the United States Geological Survey on a five year project to map cropland across the gloe using remote sensing data(satellite imagery). One of the challenges in this endeavor is collecting access to ground data for our classification algorithms and validation of our work. The majority of our work is focused on developing countries such as those in Africa which are seeing a transition to large scale farming.
You can help our work by downloading our Android App. All of our work and data is in the public domain as a requirement of the funding for the project. Read more about the project here: https://croplands.org Long term, we hope to be able approximate yield.
Thank you for your assistance.