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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(7), 191; doi:10.3390/ijgi6070191

Conceptual Architecture and Service-Oriented Implementation of a Regional Geoportal for Rice Monitoring

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Geospatial Technologies Research Group (GEOTEC), Universitat Jaume I, Av. Vicente Sos Baynat s/n, 12071 Castellón de la Plana, Spain
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Institute on Remote Sensing of Environment, Italian National Research Council (CNR-IREA), Via Corti, 12, 20133 Milano, Italy
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Academic Editors: Tao Cheng, Eugene Genong Yu and Wolfgang Kainz
Received: 3 April 2017 / Revised: 19 May 2017 / Accepted: 19 June 2017 / Published: 23 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Agriculture)
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Agricultural monitoring has greatly benefited from the increased availability of a wide variety of remote-sensed satellite imagery, ground-sensed data (e.g., weather station networks) and crop models, delivering a wealth of actionable information to stakeholders to better streamline and improve agricultural practices. Nevertheless, as the degree of sophistication of agriculture monitoring systems increases, significant challenges arise due to the handling and integration of multi-scale data sources to present information to decision-makers in a way which is useful, understandable and user friendly. To address these issues, in this article we present the conceptual architecture and service-oriented implementation of a regional geoportal, specifically focused on rice crop monitoring in order to perform unified monitoring with a supporting system at regional scale. It is capable of storing, processing, managing, serving and visualizing monitoring and generated data products with different granularity and originating from different data sources. Specifically, we focus on data sources and data flow, and their importance for and in relation to different stakeholders. In the context of an EU-funded research project, we present an implementation of the regional geoportal for rice monitoring, which is currently in use in Europe’s three largest rice-producing countries, Italy, Greece and Spain. View Full-Text
Keywords: rice crop monitoring; geospatial services; service-oriented architecture; data integration; geoportals; remote sensing for agriculture; web mapping for agriculture rice crop monitoring; geospatial services; service-oriented architecture; data integration; geoportals; remote sensing for agriculture; web mapping for agriculture
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Granell, C.; Miralles, I.; Rodríguez-Pupo, L.E.; González-Pérez, A.; Casteleyn, S.; Busetto, L.; Pepe, M.; Boschetti, M.; Huerta, J. Conceptual Architecture and Service-Oriented Implementation of a Regional Geoportal for Rice Monitoring. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 191.

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