Harnessing Advanced Local Enhanced-AI Mapping for Precise Carbon Monitoring in Agriculture


In an era marked by growing concerns over climate change, the agricultural industry faces mounting pressure to monitor and regulate CO2 emissions accurately. Collaborative initiatives have sprouted across Australia and its neighboring regions, with various stakeholders aiming to partner with farmers and agri-food businesses to implement effective carbon projects.

A renowned organization, widely recognized for effectively managing carbon-related initiatives for various landowners and enterprises, leads this movement. Their primary mission? To consolidate data from different registries and support producers in achieving net-zero targets, all while enhancing rural community livelihoods.

However, the intricacies of climate regulations and CO2 measurement left many in the food production sector uncertain about how to precisely evaluate their agricultural footprint.

Recognizing this gap, we at Smart Cloud Farming introduced our advanced satellite farming solution. With the power of deep learning algorithms, farmers can now access detailed 3D soil maps that illuminate soil carbon quality. This crucial data enables them to manage their lands both efficiently and in alignment with carbon credits agriculture standards.

The Problem

Farmers, both big and small, approached this reputable organization, looking for a comprehensive way to study their large farming areas. Traditional manual sampling was trustworthy but had major difficulties when applied to big lands.

The biggest issue was the high cost. Manual sampling required many people to collect samples on-site, which sometimes led to incorrect results. The chosen sampling spots could give the wrong idea about the real carbon spread across the land.

Additionally, manual sampling only gives a one-time view and doesn’t offer continuous updates. By the time the data was reviewed and analyzed, it often felt outdated.

Our Innovative Solution

Working with the respected organization, we started an important soil study within the state. The main tool? Our Local Enhanced-AI mapping (LAIM).

Using our advanced technology, farmers were able to make better decisions using updated topsoil maps. This method provided a complete understanding of carbon movement and the real impact of different farming methods.

The Clear Results

The collaboration allowed for detailed mapping of large areas of the Gondwana Rainforest, which was important for many of the organization’s customers.

Our modern LAIM technology gave insights into areas much larger than those covered by old methods, and it only used between 0.5 and 5% of the soil samples that manual methods required. This saved time and money, leading to more customers for the organization.

Frequent checks with high-quality pictures made sure the soil’s condition was monitored continuously, and at a much lower cost. This gave a clearer picture of plant variety and soil quality, both important for improving soil carbon farming methods.

“In our experience, the amount of data we got, how precise it was, and how large an area it covered would have been impossible with old soil measurement methods. We are very thankful to Optis Agriculture. We completely agree with their goal to change global soil