Farm Insurance and satellites

The Guardian has an interesting story here on the Kenyan government use of remote sensing to trigger insurance payouts to pastoral farmers hit by drought.

Farm production insurance isn’t a big industry in Ireland (or the EU) as the Single Farm Payment acts as a income support measure. But as the SFP becomes a smaller percentage of farm income and as it doesn’t cover all agriculture (lots of horticulture for example) its likely to grow and remote sensing will definitely play a role in payouts.



Flood maps

We’ve put on the Teagasc viewer a map showing the full extent of last years storm Desmond flood event.

Whilst media coverage focused on urban impacts the rural impact was across a much greater area.

2016 winter flooding in Ireland

Irish Symposium on Open Source GIS

The Irish local chapter of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation are hosting a 1 day Symposium in Limerick on the 26th of May 2017 .

The day will consist of short presentations in the morning, with hands-on workshop/practicals being run in the afternoon using OSGeo projects. The Keynote speaker is Dr.Markus Neteler (Mundialis/OSGeo/GRASS-GIS Project).