Enhancing Agriculture by Satellite Navigation Systems
Development of satellite based systems for generation of value-added services in the domain of agriculture.
The project comprises two demonstrations:
- Determination and registration of funded agricultural areas and
- Precise farming applied to the disposition and the management of growing areas
The first task aims to develop a demonstration system applicable for farmers as well as the adherent inspection organisations. On location the involved person measures with a satellite-based (DGPS, EGNOS) and enhanced (to bridge GPS gaps due to obstruction) system and stores the appropriate data together with attributes (e.g., inclination). The measurement data will be transferred to a GIS on a desktop PC and a further submitted to INVEKOS (integrated administration and inspection system).
A communication link is responsible for transmitting GPS correction data (in the sense of DGPS or EGNOS) and may act as a link between the mobile unit and the PC.
The second task covers the use of satellite-based navigation techniques with special emphasis on planning for fruit-growing. The mobile unit for determining the areas as described above may also be used for a precise surveying of areas to be restructured. The key is a multi-purpose GIS (interoperable with INVEKOS) to manage, store, analyse, and display the data. Beyond that, the interaction and data exchange with existing optimisation programs may determine strategies for optimal sowing.
- TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria (lead)
- GISquadrat AG, Austria
- HiTec – Vereinigung High Tech Marketing, Austria
- Obstbau Wiesenhofer, Austria
- Austrian Government (BMVIT)
Successfully completed in 2006