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example 1: FarmKeeper

Where? Australia
Description A farm management software product created from the TatukGIS DK development toolkit, was released in Australia by FarmKeeper Party, Ltd. With a design focus on simplicity and utility, FarmKeeper brings the power of GIS into the hands of the farming community.
Spatial outputs FarmKeeper allows farmers to quickly create a map of their farm and keep farm records.

example 2: Animal disease outbreak mapping procedures

Where? UK

Description During the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak, the National Disease Control Centre wrote a set of instructions and guidance for Veterinary, Technical and Administrative staff of the State Veterinary Service

Spatial outputs Production of maps for a disease emergency

example 3: Foot and Mouth outbreak interactive map

Where? UK

Description An interactive map traces the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Great Britain and Europe

Spatial outputs Maps showing the movement of the disease across UK and Europe

example 4: Rainfall and pasture growth maps

Where? Australia

Description Up-to-date and historical maps showing relative rainfall for all of Australia

Spatial outputs A series of maps showing simulated pasture growth, which provide a more accurate picture of seasonal conditions based on previous seasonal conditions, within seasonal rainfall distribution, rainfall intensity, temperatures, soil and pasture types, grazing pressures and time of year

example 5: Rainfall probabilities

Where? Australia, Queensland, World

Description Rainfall Probabilities based on 'Phases' of the Southern Oscillation Index. Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) data, graphs, reports.

Spatial outputs Maps for the current three month period using the latest phase

example 6: Cane yield estimation using satellite data

Where? Herbert River Catchment, Queensland

Description Using Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery, a model is run to convert the raw image into a vegetation index image, which is then calibrated with ground measurements of yield and context data. The final model uses the calibration equation to create an image, with each pixel representing Tonnes Per Hectare (TPH). The yield values for each pixel are averaged out for each cane paddock and added as an attribute to the GIS cane farm layer

Spatial outputs Maps are produced for field checking and adjustments