, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 20-24

Design of farmland gis for precision agriculture

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Precision Agriculture, also known as Precision Farming, or Prescription Farming, is a modern agriculture technolgy system, which brings “precision” into agriculture system. All concepts of Precision Agriculture are established on the collection and management of variable cropland information. As the tool of collecting, managing and analyzing spatial data, GIS is the key technology of integrated Precision Agriculture system. This article puts forward the concept of Farmland GIS and designs Farmland GIS into five modules, and specifies the functions of the each module, which builds the foundation for practical development of the software. The study and development of Farmland GIS will propel the spreading of Precision Agriculture technology in China.

Foundation item: Sponsored by the Knowledge Innovation Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(No. KZCX2-412).
Biography: AN Kai(1978 —), male, a native of Zhoukou City, Henan Province, Ph. D., specialized in cartology and GIS.