Object-Oriented Field Information Management Program Developed for Precision Agriculture

  • Sung J. H. (National Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute, RDA) ;
  • Choi K. M. (Dept. of School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University)
  • Published : 2003.12.01


This study was conducted to develop software which provides automatic site-specific field data acquisition, data processing, data mapping and management for precision agriculture. The developed software supports acquisition and processing of both digital and analog data streams. The architecture was object-oriented and each component in the architecture was developed as a separate class. In precision agriculture research, the laborious task of manual ground-truth data collection will be avoided using the developed software. In addition, gathering high-density data eliminates the need for interpolation of values for un-sampled areas. This software shows good potential for expansion and compatibility for variable-rate-application (VRA). The FIM (Field Information Management) computer program provides the user with an easy-to-follow process for field information management for precision agriculture.