Another feature of the Data Marketplace is the ability to obtain only the required data. For example, if a researcher needed to obtain SAR data for a selection of fields throughout the UK, they would previously have had to acquire the 250x200km square image that contained each chosen field; each image would then need to be processed to provide field-level data.
Using Agrimetrics Data Marketplace, individual field data can be acquired. This reduces costs and saves time. The same is true of numerous other datasets, from providers including Natural England and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).
To illustrate this, Agrimetrics have published an example Crop Growth Model
that uses SAR and weather data.
"It's not uncommon for more than half of a project's lifetime to be devoted to data transformation. Months or years can be spent turning raw data into a usable format before any meaningful analysis can be conducted, products built or models tested. By creating a single linked-Marketplace of analysis-ready data we're reducing costs and timelines for a vast range of food and farming projects."