South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture On Use of Geographic Info Technique Technology

Barbie Espinol

Yesterday, 18 June 2020, the Western Cape Section of Agriculture (WCDoA) joined the relaxation of the globe by acknowledging the progressive programs of geographic facts technique (GIS) technologies in assessment, visualisation, getting insights into geospatial info, and considered management in agriculture.

Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer states that the WCDoA has been active in GIS for more than a few a long time.

Meyer: “Throughout that time we have made a huge resource of spatial data connected to agriculture in the province. Analyses of the details consistently assist to deliver data to help determination-making amongst stakeholders, setting up partners and our officers and administration.”

In accordance to the WCDoA’s professional scientist, Dr Mike Wallace, GIS enables us to combine lots of different types of info from numerous sources.

Wallace: “Be it satellites, topographic maps, weather details and land use, we can analyse the facts in the direction of improved comprehending and choice making concerning our pure and agricultural methods and commodities. As these kinds of, it has become an indispensable instrument in the administration and administration of lots of spheres from municipal utilities to conservation, to rural development arranging and of system, agriculture.”

1 these case in point produced by WCDoA in excess of the very last ten years is the innovative and popular Website portal recognized as Cape Farm Mapper (CFM).

The portal lets free entry to substantially of our nearby details to our non-professional users – even facilitating their production of report-high quality maps.