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Special Issue "Recent Advances in GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Agriculture"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
National Engineering and Technology Center for Information Agriculture (NETCIA), Nanjing Agricultural University, 1 Weigang, Nanjing 210095, China
Fax: +86 25 8439 6672
Interests: quantitative remote sensing; UAV; crop mapping; precision farming; crop growth monitoring; spectral analysis; imaging spectroscopy; crop disease detection
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Sustainable agriculture is vital to economic development, food security, and environmental quality all over the world. Farming in a sustainable way is crucial, not only for the current generation of the worldwide population, but also for future generations. Applications of GIS and remote sensing technologies have been proved as efficient approaches in supporting sustainable agriculture research and operation with data, models, and analytics. Advancements in remote sensing facilitate systems of observations across scales, times, and locations. GIS connects and aligns data with locations from different sources, including remote sensing, in situ observations, surveys, and historical archives. The results lead to improved crop management practices, optimized use of pesticide and fertilizers, timely assessment of cultivated land productivity, and effective monitoring of environmental quality in agricultural production regions. This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in various applications of GIS and remote sensing in the development of sustainable agriculture. The topics include:
- Cropland/rangeland mapping
- Crop growth monitoring
- Soil condition monitoring
- Classification and change detection of cultivated land
- Modeling and monitoring of crop pesticide and disease damage
- Crop productivity prediction
- Integration of GIS and remote sensing in agriculture
- Crop production and environmental quality
- Site-specific optimization of non-renewable resources
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