The Malaysian department of agriculture has adopted innovative rice mapping solutions which helped it in the overall production of paddy.
In order to get rid of these restrictions and also take care of paddy at area degree, the Department of Agriculture worked together with Malaysia Remote Sensing Agency to develop an application for rice mapping and also keeping track of utilizing GIS and satellite images.
An area cadastral map obtained from the Department of Survey & Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) is incorporated with the account of business owners by specific great deal, to develop an upgraded base map with incorporated information of the business owners inning accordance with the person whole lot number. The job location selected were the 8 granary locations at Peninsular Malaysia, specifically IADA (Integrated Agriculture Advancement Area) Kerian, IADA Kemasin Semerak, IADA Pulau Pinang, IADA Seberang Perak, IADA Ketara, IADA Barat Laut Selangor, KADA as well as MADA. Granary in Malaysia describes significant watering system, where the location is higher than 4,000 hectares and also acknowledged as the major paddy creating locations.
An incorporated cadastral map is superimposed with the high-resolution satellite pictures of 0.5m-1.0 m resolution to identify the real grown location, and also differentiate the paddy and also non-paddy (fish pond, roadways, others) areas. The present grown paddy location could be determined and also the real property could be acquired. In this manner maps prepared utilizing GIS devices are incorporated right into the system, as well as could be checked out with minimal accessibility inning accordance with the need degree of the individuals.
Satellite images is not just utilized for mapping the geographical details of the paddy parcel, yet likewise to check and also observe the tasks throughout the development phase, beginning with land prep work to harvest. In this instance, radar photos were made use of to check the condition of all 4 tasks pointed out. The pictures are upgraded every 11 days. The condition of all the 4 tasks ( land prep work, watering, growing as well as gathering) could be kept track of at an 11-day cycle to the level by private great deals without on-site monitoring as well as hands-on confirmation.
The existing fad of innovation application will certainly boost the fad of farming monitoring, particularly of rice. This organized administration of paddy areas and also various other tasks makes it possible for farmers to establish approaches to raise the manufacturing.
The Department of Agriculture is working towards further expanding the scope of using geospatial technologies to other potential crops in Malaysia. GIS and remote sensing solutions are expected to provide a promising future not only to the agricultural sector, but also to other sectors which elevates the competitiveness among the developing countries.