Research on regional spatial variability of soil moisture based on GIS

Yongcun Fan, Changli Zhang, Junlong Fang, Lei Tian

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


As one of soil dynamics properties, soil moisture content is an important factor of soil fertility which counts for much to crop growth situation and scientific irrigation management. A design plan of regional spatial variation of soil moisture measurement was introduced. Its main job includes the use of differential GPS technology for each sampling points in farmland, collecting data of high-precision geo-spatial information and soil moisture in farmland resorting on measure instruments of soil moisture, communicating the data between measuring instrument and portable data analysis devices or computer with cable or wireless network based on ZigBee technology, analyzing data of experimental farmland of the topography and terrain, processing and interpolating data of soil moisture content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture III
Subtitle of host publicationThird IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2009, Beijing, China, October 14-17, 2009, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783642122194
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


  • GIS
  • Interpolation algorithm
  • Regional spatial variability
  • Soil moisture measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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