United States Department of Agriculture

NLT is leading the development of a large enterprise data management solution to index and link USDA’s vast geospatial, imagery, and other data holdings into an integrated easy to use system enabling federated search across repositories within the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS), and Rural Development (RD) programs including the National Geospatial Center of Excellence (NGCE), National Information Technology Center (NITC), Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO),and 2,700+ field service centers.

Voyager Search











To do this, NLT is implementing Voyager Search technologies that enable the world’s widest range of data discovery (including business, scientific, geospatial, and other formats), indexing, linking, and management from a single easy to use suite of tools for user access via desktop applications and the web. The Voyager solution, based on open source  Solr/Lucene is a highly reliable, scalable and fault-tolerant engine that provides a range of tools for natural language processing (NLP), spatial searching, data protection and more. NLT and Voyager’s team of data scientists and implementation experts are tying together one of the world’s largest and most complex data libraries and building a management solution to enable users to more quickly find and manage data as well as reduce data duplication, inefficiencies, and ultimately costs.