agriculture and GIS

Map showing evapotranspiration for an area of Idaho.

Geospatial Tools for Agricultural Water Management

Mark Altaweel

The use of geospatial technologies can help mitigate inefficient use of water and help improve how this precious resource is used in crop production.

Midwest streams flow through intensive row cropping

GIS, Spatial Data, and Agroforestry

Mark Altaweel

Geopatial analysis and GIS are crucial tools for assessing the quality and types of landscapes suited for growing various types of vegetation.

The left image shows the USDA CDL layer for Corn and soybean classification around Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa in 2001. The right image shows the results of the Corn-Soy Data Layer (CSDL). Figure: Wang et al., 2020.

Mapping Crops: Filling in Data Gaps with Landsat Archives

Caitlin Dempsey

A recent study analyzed twenty years of Landsat data to look at corn and soybean crops across the US Midwest from 1998-2018.

PennVet Uses GIS to Identify Disease Hot Spots

Caitlin Dempsey

Dr. Meghann Pierdon with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine has developed a secure website that uses GIS to map out the incident of diseases among pigs or birds.

Screenshot from the GAEZ data portal.

FAO Uses GIS to Protect Agricultural Economy of Vulnerable Countries

GIS Contributor

Lucia Moro, with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Geospatial of the United Nations, discusses the agency's work on the development of a global land cover database to support agricultural policy makers and rural land use planners efforts to reduce poverty.

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