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.
Application GPS and GIS in agricultural field
Flowchart of the precision farming process
GPS Use in Agriculture:
land manOptimise administration procedures
GIS for Agriculture & Land Management
eSpatialOnDemand GIS to map and track data
land management practices
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.
* 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.
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.