US: Leading research institute in irrigation study, Agricultural Engineering Research Center (AERC) has collaborated with Supergeo to develop an irrigation solution based on SuperGIS software, announced Supergeo. The result of this collaboration is expected to be shared with and promoted to the Southeast Asian countries in November of 2017.
Established in 1971, AERC is a professional research institute supported by Taiwan government. Working with the focus of promoting modern technologies and scientific management in agriculture, AERC concentrates on introducing new technologies in GPS, GIS, RS and ecological engineering to the farms in Taiwan.
Most projects initiated by AERC are accomplished, which helps them earn the international reputation and the opportunity to collaborate with other research centers to share their experiences and skills. After intensive discussions with AERC’s specialists, the Product Team of Supergeo has developed a new-SuperGIS Desktop extension- Irrigation Analyst.
Customized by Python language, SuperGIS Irrigation Analyst is designed to help farm managers estimate the crop water requirement of specified parcels after importing information of the crops and environment. Also, it can seamlessly work with other SuperGIS software and form a complete irrigation solution.
By using SuperSurv to update onsite data and SuperGIS Server to manage web services, the total solution enables users to save the water resource as well as reduce the cost. Moreover, this solution is possible to integrate with new techs and makes a crucial step toward smart and sustainable farming.