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Challenges of agricultural monitoring: integration of the Open Farm Management Information System into GEOSS and Digital Earth


ŘEZNÍK Tomáš KEPKA Michal CHARVÁT Karel CHARVÁT Karel mladší HORÁKOVÁ Šárka LUKAS Vojtěch

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 34, Issue 1
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Faculty of Science

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords water pollution monitoring; sensor networks; GEOSS; INSPIRE; Digital Earth
Description From a global perspective, agriculture is the single largest user of freshwater resources, each country using an average of 70% of all its surface water supplies. An essential proportion of agricultural water is recycled back to surface water and/or groundwater. Agriculture and water pollution is therefore the subject of (inter)national legislation, such as the Clean Water Act in the United States of America, the European Water Framework Directive, and the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution. Regular monitoring by means of sensor networks is needed in order to provide evidence of water pollution in agriculture. This paper describes the benefits of, and open issues stemming from, regular sensor monitoring provided by an Open Farm Management Information System. Emphasis is placed on descriptions of the processes and functionalities available to users, the underlying open data model, and definitions of open and lightweight application programming interfaces for the efficient management of collected (spatial) data. The presented Open Farm Management Information System has already been successfully registered under Phase 8 of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Architecture Implementation Pilot in order to support the wide variety of demands that are primarily aimed at agriculture pollution monitoring. The final part of the paper deals with the integration of the Open Farm Management Information System into the Digital Earth framework.
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