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VGI profile for Precision Farming: unified data model and applications

Tomas Reznik, Karel Charvát, Šárka Horáková and Zbyněk Křivánek

(Submission #275)


Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) is commonly defined as the harnessing of tools to create, assemble, and disseminate geo-graphic data provided voluntarily by individuals. We may find several examples on these activities nowadays, like Wikimapia, OpenStreetMap, Flickr and Google Map Mapper. All these initiatives use the same principle, they provide general base map information and allow users to create their own content by marking locations where various events occurred or certain features exist. Also the domain of Precision Farming uses more and more often VGI as a reliable source of information. The FOODIE project considers the farmers as the main source for collecting VGI in FOODIE platform repositories. In this regard, FOODIE Architecture contemplates information gathered from farmers’ typical procedures and practices such as farm parcels, land use, crop production, irrigation, etc. This presentation and paper focuses on a VGI profile modelled in the Unified Modelling Language (UML) that enables farmers and other volunteers to add agro-based content on the top of the base map provided by FOODIE platform. Primarily foreseen applications within the agriculture domain are reporting of negative features, such as reporting of drought, mildew, wrong application of a pesticide beyond the field etc.


Topic Area:  [2.7] Citizen science/crowd sourcing
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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