Geospatial information system for agricultural monitoring

A. Yu. Shelestov, A. N. Kravchenko, S. V. Skakun, S. V. Voloshin, N. N. Kussul

Cybernetics and Systems Analysis, January 2013, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 124-132


This paper describes a distributed system for agricultural monitoring in Ukraine at two levels, namely, at ministerial level and at agricultural enterprise level. Crop monitoring is performed using data and products obtained by moderate and high-resolution remote sensing satellites. The system includes a geoportal with a Web interface and a desktop geographic information system (GIS) with additional functions of automatic data retrieval and business-logic analysis. The system is constructed using open-source software that conforms to OGC standards for geospatial information management.

Ключові слова: agricultural monitoring, geoportal, GIS, OGC, satellite data, distributed system, Web interface, MODIS, geospatial intelligence, Openlayers module, AJAX.