Enhancing Agriculture by Satellite Navigation
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