Thomas Hervey

Farmers face pressure to respond to unpredictable weather, the spread of pests, and other variable events on their farms. At this year’s ACM SIGSPATIAL conference, Thomas Hervey presented preliminary work during the Geographic Information Retrieval workshop on building a notification decision support system for farmers. From collaboration with colleagues in UCSB’s computer science department, this work focuses on matching a farmer’s parcel location and hazard events of interest keywords with social media reports. The title of the talk was Extracting Spatial Information from Social Media in Support of Agricultural Management Decisions.