The Object Modelling System (OMS) platform supports initiatives to build or re - factor agro - environmental models and deploy them in different business contexts as model services on cloud computing platforms. Whether traditional desktop, client - server, or emerging cloud deployments, success especially at the enterprise level relies on stable and efficient data provisioning to the models. In this paper we describe recent experience and trends with tools and services to supply data for model inputs. Solutions range from simple pre - processing tools to data services deployed to cloud platforms. Also, systematic, sustained data stewardship and alignment with standards organizations impart stability to data provisioning efforts.
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