is dedicated to the development
of systems for precise acquisition, analysis, evaluation,
and use of land and climate attribute data. The overall
goal is to provide land resource information needed for
sustainable resource use.
Advance knowledge of the variations in land and climate
conditions that occur across managed and natural
Explore economic and environmental benefits of this
knowledge to the land and for society.
Develop and test agro-technology transfer strategies
based on soil and climate resource databases and
geographic information system (GIS) technology.
Apply field-scale GIS, terrain modeling, global
positioning system (GPS), remote sensing, and expert
system technologies with soil and climate databases to
soil-specific management including "Precision