The UAE’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is now using satellite images as part of its strategy to deploy the GIS to locate water resources and provide agricultural data, maps and information to boost agricultural productivity.
The initiative is part of the Ministry’s ploy to use the best technology to boost farming in the country.
The process includes importing data from paper and digital maps, aerial images and through earth surveillances. It then stores and recovers the information before analyzing it to provide answers to specific queries. The end product is displayed as maps and reports which give a full picture of the environment and its resources.
A GIS can link data sets by common locational data, such as addresses, which helps departments and agencies share their data. It is also becoming essential to certain areas of decision-making.