Agriculture resources are among the most important renewable, dynamic natural resources. Comprehensive, reliable and timely information on agricultural resources is very much necessary for a country like India whose mainstay of the economy is agriculture. With increasing population pressure throughout the nation and the concomitant need for increased agricultural production there is a definite need for improved management of the national agricultural resources.
An unique resource on geoinformatics applications in agriculture, this book examines how this powerful technology can help increase crop production and lower costs. It describes the nature of the geoinformation technologies, examines the purpose of the GIS application, and describes methods used to develop the applications. The book will be a toolkit for the acquisition, management, and analysis of spatial data throughout the agricultural value chain.