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Monitoring Agriculture using Remote Sensing

Monitoring Agriculture using Remote Sensing

Monitoring Agriculture using Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is the technology that detects and monitors characteristics of an area that are visible, by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance (typically from satellite or aircraft).

High-tech cameras enable the collection of remotely sensed images, to help researchers “sense” relating to the Earth.

Remote sensing is classified into two main types, relating to the source of signal they use to explore the object, active vs. passive sensors.

Remote Sensing and GIS technology enable agencies to process and interpret observable facts occurring over the earth’s surface without physical contact.

Application Areas of Remote Sensing

The development of many technologies like world mapping, GPS, City planning, etc. Satellites play a major role around the world.

Some major fields in what remote sensing can be used for

  • Weather
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Surface changes
  • Biodiversity


How we apply Remote sensing to Agriculture

  1. Crop conditions are identified:

In monitoring global food supplies, satellite imagery and normalized difference vegetation index(NDVI) technologies are uniquely applied. Crops that are healthy are detected.

  1. Precision farming is improved:

The health of crops is measured using remote sensing applications so that almost 10 percent of fertilizer, money, and time can be saved

  1. Soil moisture is conserved:

When soil moisture is detected using active and passive sensors of a satellite in space, moisture variations can be controlled and improved.

  1. Flood Impact:

Satellite Remote Sensing provides significant information through the use of satellite imagery along with ground-based data collected from ground surveying teams, to compute precise damage assessment. In the case of a flood due to rainfall, the excess amount of water caused by the precipitation affects the agricultural area where the water drainage system is absent causing inundation.

  1. Increase in crop production:increase crop production

With remote sensing technology, we can detect how much crop can be realized following specific conditions. Crop quantity can be determined by researchers in given farmland over a period of time.


  1. Crop reduction and crop progress are determined:

Remote sensing helps farmers know crops that are under stress and those that are not in order to record the progress of farmland.

  1. Drought can easily be detected:

Weather patterns such as drought fluctuations are determined, in order to forecast rainfall patterns over a given area.  Which also tells the time difference between the current and the next rainfall which can be helpful to keep track of the drought.

  1. Crop health analysis:

Health analysis of a crop can also be determined which helps in determining the overall crop yield.



  1. NATCAT Modelling:

Natural Catastrophe modeling is a system to estimate the real-time or possible forecast of risk assessment, using the probabilistic approach to predict the outcome and behavior of natural hazards.



Why Geoinfotech Surveying is so Important in Agricultural Sector

Why Geoinfotech Surveying is so Important in Agricultural Sector

Why Geoinfotech Surveying is so Importance in Agricultural Sector

Whether you envisage executing old or new projects, the appropriate surveying services required should be a topmost priority

The number of factors affecting agricultural projects includes the improper interpretation of land resource data for project preparation.

Surveying agricultural fields includes professional service following the dynamics and economical evolution to the development of agricultural sectors.

People today require the value of the land they acquire, hence asking for more knowledge, more efficiency, more results, and guarantees.

Neglecting the need to entrust their agricultural land resources to capable surveyors for unique and proper evaluation of the property.

For every single agricultural project carried out at Geoinfotech, survey consultants of soils and other land attributes are beneficial to the development objectives for promising land use alternatives.

This may include agronomic data about the prospective land use types, the agricultural survey plans that required land development works.

In addition, the cost implications are included, project benefits and socioeconomic implications of the project implementation, etc.

Previous projects at Geoinfotech revealed credible reviews from Clients about unexpected results which improved the value of their agricultural land.

Also, note that agricultural drone technology is booming. With more advanced drones with longer flight and unique sensors useful to the agricultural sector.

Drones can be used for a multitude of applications on a farm, from initial planning to continued maintenance.

Farmers can use drone technology services for many of these benefits, thereby creating a more cost-effective solution for time-consuming and expensive tasks.

Our experts are strongly related to, and are chiefly optimistic, about any given project and its outcome.

Our experts also provide land resources data which occupies a pivotal position in the preparation and implementation of virtually all services rendered during and after the completion of projects.


Precise Farm Plan

precise farm planThrough surveying, farmers are able to plan their planting and irrigation ahead of time.

Surveys can be used to simulate a development before ground is broken, which is especially important in farming, where profit margins can be tight.

Farmers can even simulate light and weather effects, to determine whether their irrigation is going to be efficient and to correctly place plants.



 Need for Licensed Surveyor

 The only person legally allowed to conduct a survey to mark your property’s boundaries is a licensed surveyor.

They identify the land boundaries to provide a certified plan on request that ensures project completion.

Also, note that surveys conducted by non-licensed surveyors do not have legal status and in the event of a boundary dispute of farmland, will not be accepted as evidence.

Open lines of communication

We manage data collection in and across Nigeria and halfway abroad. And so we relate important lines of communications, in order to get in touch with a target audience who long for such services.

Which also gets our survey team to be one point of contact on the field.

That’s not all, we also create a WhatsApp group, to relate information to students who require training on how to carry out remote sensing /surveying data.

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Application of GIS in Agriculture.

Application of GIS in Agriculture.

Application  of Gis in agriculture has been playing an increasingly important role in crop production throughout the world.

It has helped farmers in increasing production, reducing costs, and managing their land resources more efficiently. 

GIS in agriculture helps farmers to achieve increased productivity and reduced costs by enabling better management of land resources.

Droughts, floods, swarms of insects and poor farming techniques have plagued the agricultural community for centuries.

Geographic Information Systems are incredibly helpful in being able to map and project current and future fluctuations in precipitation, temperature, crop output, and more. 

By mapping geographic and geologic features of current (and potential) farmland, scientists and farmers can work together to create more effective and efficient farming techniques.

This could increase food production in parts of the world that are struggling to produce enough for the people around them.

It can also analyze soil data combined with historical farming practices to determine what are the best crops to plant, where they should go, and how to maintain soil nutrition levels to best benefit the plants.

Agricultural mapping under GIS plays a vital role in monitoring and management of soil and irrigation of any given farmland.

One major uses of agriculture in GIS helps in the management and control of agricultural resources.


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