WebGeoSIS as soil information technology: A conceptual framework

Bhattacharyya, T. and Chandran, P. and Ray, S.K. and Tiwary, P. and et al, . (2014) WebGeoSIS as soil information technology: A conceptual framework. Agropedology, 24 (2). pp. 222-233.

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Soil is one of the essential natural resource for plant growth and agricultural production. Besides, there are other soil related concerns in environmental protection, pollution control, carbon sequestration vis-à-vis climate change, organic farming and other aspects of land use. Therefore, there is a need for an easily accessible and standardized soil information database at both temporal and spatial scales which can act as soil information technology (SIT). The SIT would allow a rational transfer of agricultural technologies and management practices and prove to be a sound reference base to facilitate effective transfer of soil information to those involved in planning, decision making and implementation. Web-based technology has facilitated the web publication of geo-referenced soil and other information that will be user-friendly and interactive with wider applicability and can be used by the stakeholders at any time and from any geographical locations. The present paper outlines a conceptual framework of WebGeoSIS, a web-based geo-referenced soil information system, that provides i) access to soil and related data, ii) tools to analyze the soil data, and iii) capabilities to visualize all data in a map- based interface which can pave the way for developing soil information technology

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural technologies, web-based technology, soil information system
Author Affiliation: ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur 440 033, India *6Simplex, Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur
Subjects: Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 09:22
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13633

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