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UmmelGroup authors article for September 2005 Geospatial Solutions magazine
(September 1, 2005) Mary Ann Stewart (email), UmmelGroup Senior Technical Advisor, in coordination with top researchers at the Kansas State University Animal ID Knowledge Laboratory and the State of Kansas Animal Health Department, authors Tracking Cattle in the Heartland for the September 1, 2005 issue of Geospatial Solutions magazine.
About the article:
The article describes the ongoing Kansas Livestock ID Pilot Project. This project is innovative in that it’s transportation-based, in fact the first in the world to test truck-based RFID scanning, GPS, and wireless communications in an integrated solution.
The primary objective of this United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded effort is to facilitate geospatial traceback (employing both spatial and temporal analysis) of diseased cattle -- from birth to detection -- all within 48 hours.
This article resulted from 6-month collaboration with top researchers involved in the Kansas Pilot Project. Being a Kansas-based technology consulting provider, UmmelGroup has a strong interest in playing an integral role supporting future innovation associated with Midwestern agri-technology.
UmmelGroup offers an exclusive set of consulting and strategy services designed to integrate geospatially derived information into a holistic enterprise architecture, supporting an organization’s overall business objectives and vision.
UmmelGroup International, Inc. (www.UmmelGroup.com) is a privately held Kansas corporation offering IT management consulting services for federal/state/local government and private sector organizations around the world since 2002.