Semantics for the Interoperability of Agricultural Data

Modern agriculture needs data on a wide range of topics, from crop yields to soil composition and rainfall, in a wide range of digital formats, from spreadsheets to maps. How well such diverse data sources can be integrated to solve specific problems in agriculture depends in part on whether its "meaning" is correctly defined, which allows it to be used in a straightforward manner in different information systems ("semantic interoperability").

Much is ongoing in the area of semantic interoperability, in particular for agriculture:

International Initiatives

Standard vocabularies and classifications