Chinese Geographical Science

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 20–24 | Cite as

Design of farmland gis for precision agriculture

  • An Kai 
  • Xie Gao-di 
  • Leng Yun-fa 
  • Xiao Yu 
Article

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 

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© Science Press 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • An Kai 
    • 1
  • Xie Gao-di 
    • 1
  • Leng Yun-fa 
    • 1
  • Xiao Yu 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Researchthe Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China

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