AgriHUB - Data Catalog

The AgriHUB - data catalog is the core component of SRADI. It not only covers diverse types of distributed resources from projects, software and devices down to the raw data, but also establishes the semantic relations between them. In contrast to existing catalogs as they are used in SDIs, the catalog in our concept is not limited to managing information on the dataset or service level, but functions on the level of individual physical things (like an individual agricultural parcel or machine). Also, the catalog manages not only resources, but also stakeholders and organizations that are involved in the whole process.


Publication in the Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture (JoDLA) in 2020 with video presentation:


Multi-disciplinary research around AgriHUB with opportunities for students

Beyond the technical development of the AgriHUB-data catalog, HEF team is also investigating ways to enhance the usability and acceptability of these IT-solutions into the users (mainly researchers) everyday working practice. Building upon user surveys in the past, we’re working today for instance with economy related HEF-members (e.g. the Chair of Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping (Prof. Vera Bitsch)) in the framework of student thesis and projects. If you’re interested in studying state-of-the art research data infrastructures from both technical or economic perspectives feel free to contact us (david.gackstetter[at]

Publications and presentations

  • Gackstetter, David; Moshrefzadeh, Mandana; Machl, Thomas; Kolbe, Thomas H.: Smart Rural Areas Data Infrastructure (SRADI) – an information logistics framework for digital agriculture based on open standards. 41. GIL-Jahrestagung 2021 - Fokus: Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie in kritischen Zeiten, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 2021, 109-114 more…
  • Moshrefzadeh, Mandana; Machl, Thomas; Gackstetter, David; Donaubauer, Andreas; Kolbe, Thomas H.: Towards a Distributed Digital Twin of the Agricultural Landscape. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture (5), 2020 more… Full text ( DOI )