Here, a Web of Things case study for agriculture focuses on an experimental smart farm that uses a range of environmental sensors and livestock monitoring technologies. An ontology-enabled architecture that permits personal alert specification was applied on the farm and the results analyzed; the observations are published as a linked data cube, which supports longer-term analysis and data sharing from a local to national scale. This case study highlights the business opportunities for such technology for agriculture in the context of a national broadband rollout.
- decision support
- intelligent Web services and Semantic Web
- new business models
- wireless sensor networks