EASE - Enhancing Agriculture by Satellite Navigation Systems
The first task aims at developing a demonstration system applicable for farmers as well as the adherent inspection organisations. The person in charge measures on site using a satellite-based system like DGPS (differential GPS) or GPS/EGNOS.
To bridge GPS gaps caused by obstruction, additional sensors must be installed. The appropriate data and their respective attributes (e.g. inclination) are stored. The measurement data will be transferred to a Geographical Information System (GIS) on a desktop PC and submitted to INVEKOS (an integrated administration and inspection system).
In order to transmit GPS correction data (in the sense of DGPS or EGNOS), a communication link has been installed that enables interaction between the mobile unit and the PC.
The second task covers the use of satellite-based navigation techniques with special emphasis on planning for fruit-growing. The mobile unit for determining the areas as described above may also be used for a precise surveying of areas to be restructured.
The key is a multi-purpose GIS (interoperable with INVEKOS) to manage, store, analyse, and display the data. Beyond that, the interaction and data exchange with existing optimisation programmes may determine strategies for optimal sowing.
TeleConsult Austria GmbH - Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
- GISquadrat AG - Johann Jessenk
- HiTec, Vereinigung High Tech Marketing Walter Aigner - Obstbau Wiesenhofer, Gerlinde Wiesenhofer