CropScape is a geospatial data service which offers advanced tools such as interactive visualization, web-based data dissemination and geospatial queries and automated data delivery to systems such as Google Earth.
CropScape was developed in cooperation with the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems at George Mason University and is hosted on their website.
VegScape is a geospatial data service which offers automated updates of vegetative condition at daily, weekly, and biweekly intervals. VegScape delivers interactive vegetation indices that enable quantification of U.S. crop conditions for exploring, visualizing, querying, and disseminating via interactive maps. The interface and functionality is similar to CropScape's.
VegScape was developed in cooperation with the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems at George Mason University.
Animated U.S. choropleth maps of crop progress and condition state-level estimates greatly enhance current NASS offerings regarding crop progress and condition by more effectively showing the crop story to data users. Condition maps' sequential hues portray percent "good + excellent" for the crop by state, with weekly animated change. Their legend includes national condition. Progress maps' monochromatic shades portray percent progress for the crop data item by state, and their legend also includes the national 5-year average progress.
Last modified: 09/14/12
- Research Fellow and Associate Program
- Seasonal Summary of Crop Progress and Condition
- Morris Hansen Lecture
Remotely Sensed Data