Use of Automated Devices and GPS for Collecting Agricultural Information

Friday, February 17, 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 206 (Hynes Convention Center)
Raka Banerjee, World Bank, Washington, DC
Current and potential use of laptop computers, notepads, phones and GPS devices for data collection in developing countries are discussed. Advantages and obstacles of automated data collection and geo-referenced data are presented. Costs associated with different options will be explored, along with associated levels of precision. Types of technology and training requirements for utilizing the technology in developoing countries will be highlighted.