GeoSTAC currently contains 123GB of data and six spatial analysis tools. The GeoSTAC database and toolset will continue to grow, providing agricultural and environmental GIS professionals with an unparalleled system for consistent and efficient analyses to better understand the agricultural landscape and the interaction of important environmental variables.
How does GeoSTAC work?
GeoSTAC runs within the ESRI ArcGIS software platform (ESRI, Redlands, CA). The current version of GeoSTAC requires an ArcView-level ArcGIS version 9.3.1 license and the raster tools require the Spatial Analyst extension. Computer requirements are at least the minimum hardware requirements specified by the current ESRI recommendations.
For example, an analysis was performed in using GeoSTAC to identify the average pH of the surface soil layer for counties where corn is grown. With GeoSTAC this complex nation-wide analysis could take as little as 10 minutes.
The GeoSTAC Tools, the GeoSTAC Data Repository and GeoSTAC Website are a joint effort of Texas A&M University's Spatial Science Laboratory and Stone Environmental, Inc.
The data was assembled by Waterborne Environmental, Inc.
GeoSTAC was funded by and is wholly owned by CropLife America (CLA).