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Group 6. Application GPS and GIS in agricultural field. THE PRECISION FARMING PROCESS. Flowchart of the precision farming process. Tractor Guidance. Soil Sampling. Cropduster Targeting. GPS Use in Agriculture:. Yield Monitoring. Tracking Livestock. eSpatial OnDemand GIS.

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Group 6

Application GPS and GIS in agricultural field

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THE PRECISION FARMING PROCESS

Flowchart of the precision farming process

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Tractor Guidance

Soil Sampling

Cropduster Targeting

GPS Use in Agriculture:

Yield Monitoring

Tracking Livestock

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eSpatialOnDemand GIS

land manOptimise administration procedures

agement practices

agricultural productivity

GIS for Agriculture & Land Management

eSpatialOnDemand GIS to map and track data

data mapping

land management practices

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Why using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)?For the purpose of this study, the following advantages of using a GIS proved to be most useful:

*Visualization of spatial data, particularly the distribution of agricultural open spaces in a city.

* Simple analytical functions such as calculation of the sizes of agricultural areas.

* Potential for updating digital maps in the future, and extension to a greater range of topics and layers.

* Possibility to print hardcopies of maps showing any desired selection of topics and areas in any scale, for discussions with stakeholders.

* Linkage of vector data in maps with attribute data such as type of crops grown or number of farmers.

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* High flexibility: According to the respective local contexts and available data sources, a wide variety of spatial data can be integrated and combined for optimal outcome: Satellite imagery, aerial photography (digital or analogue), topographic or thematic maps of all scales, cadastral maps, GPS measurements etc

* Possibility for data overlay in order to investigate relations with various relevant factors, e.g. designated land use, irrigation water quality, socioeconomic variables etc.

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Global Positioning System (GPS). GPS is widely available in the agricultural community and its potential is growing. Farm uses include mapping yields (GPS + combine yield monitor), variable rate planting

(GPS + variablerate planter drive), variable rate lime and fertilizer application (GPS + variable-rate spreader drive), variable rate pesticide application

(GPS + variable-rate applicator), field mapping for records and insurancepurposes (GPS + mapping software) and parallel swathing (GPS + navigation tool). Terms associated with GPS are listed in the Glossary.

Geographic Information System (GIS) software empowers those working in agriculture and land management to gain a clear view of the environment, surroundings, and the factors that influence them.