agriculture and GIS

IIASA-IFPRI Global Cropland Map (View of northern and central Africa). Credit: IIASA Geo-Wiki Project, Google

Maps Serve to Monitor Global Agriculture

Rebecca Maxwell

As the world’s population grows, the amount of land available for farming is becoming a major concern. Increasing competition for ...

Screenshot from VegScape (Vegetation Condition Explorer).

Use of GIS in Agriculture

Elizabeth Borneman

By using GIS to map current (and potential) farmland scientists and farmers can work together to create more effective and efficient farming techniques.

The images above were acquired by the Daedalus sensor aboard a NASA aircraft flying over the Maricopa Agricultural Center in Arizona on January 30, 2001.

Geospatial Technologies in Precision Agriculture

GIS Contributor

Discoveries in the field of science and technology have enabled farmers to effectively use their input to maximize their yield.