Chinese Geographical Science

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 20–24

Design of farmland gis for precision agriculture

Authors

  • An Kai 
    • Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Researchthe Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xie Gao-di 
    • Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Researchthe Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Leng Yun-fa 
    • Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Researchthe Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xiao Yu 
    • Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Researchthe Chinese Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11769-003-0079-3

Cite this article as:
An, K., Xie, G., Leng, Y. et al. Chin. Geograph.Sc. (2003) 13: 20. doi:10.1007/s11769-003-0079-3

Abstract

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.

Key words

Precision Agriculture Farmland GIS site-specifi crop management prescription map

CLC number

P208

Copyright information

© Science Press 2003