International Workshop

Identification of the current status and needs of GIS and databases technology in the agricultural sector sector - GIS for analysis and monitoring of land use and land/water quality


4 - 6 March 2004, Pulawy, Poland





Do we need spatial data infrastructure for agri - environmental applications? (pdf document, 42 KB)

Jos Van Orshoven

K.U.Leuven, Department of Land Management & R&D Division SADL (Spatial Applications Division Leuven), Belgium

Managing interactions between agriculture nature and economy (pdf document, 994 KB)

Tommy Dalgaard

Research unit for GEO-data and Regional Analyses Danish Inst. of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. of Agroecology, Tjele, Denmark

Unification of indicator quality for assessment of impact of multidisciplinary systems (pdf document, 221 KB)

Janet Riley

Biomathematics Unit, Agriculture and Environment Division, amsted Research, The UK

The work on landscape modelling (pdf document, 143 KB)

Gregory McCarty

Environmental Quality Laboratory, ARS-USDA Beltsville, Md, USA

Development of SOTER databases and applications (pdf document, 2,76 MB)

David Dent

ISRIC, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Development of a pan-European database of rivers and catchments: a GIS application in support to European water monitoring activities (pdf document, 371 KB)

Maria Luisa Paracchini

Joint Research Center of the European Commission Institute for Environment and Sustainability Soil and Waste Unit, ISPRA, Italy

Cellular automata spatial modelling of land use change as driven by socio-economic, environmental and policy factors (pdf document, 463 KB)

Guy Engelen

Research Institute for Knowledge Systems, Maastricht, The Netherlands

SWAT model as an approach to the spatial assessment of nutrient and pathogen movement within agricultural ecosystems (pdf document, 164 KB)

Ali Sadeghi

Environmental Quality Laboratory, ARS-USDA Beltsville, Md, USA

Scale dependence of landscape indicators: Impact of landscape pattern on nutrient fluxes (pdf document, 446 KB)

Evelyn Uuemaa, Juri Roosaare & Ulo Mander

Institute of Geography, University of Tartu, Estonia

Use of GIS for spatial planning and land management in Poland (pdf document, 253 KB)

Pawel Decewicz

Institute of Spatial Management and Housing, Warsaw, Poland

Integrated land use zonation system in Hungary as a territorial base for agri-environmentalprograms (Word Document, 1,69 MB)

Laszlo Podmaniczky

Institute of Environmental and Landscape Management, Szent Istvan University, Godollo, Hungary

Use of GIS techniques to visualize multiple options for nature protection measures and to analyze ecological efficiency of different policies (pdf document, 69 KB)

Michael Glemnitz

Center for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research (ZALF), Muncheberg, Germany

Methodological approach to delineation of high nature value areas of agriculture land (pdf document, 2,77 MB)

Marek Baranowski, Maria Andrzejewska, Monika Rusztecka


Jerzy Solon

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

GIS of agricultural hot spots in Poland (pdf document, 5,08 MB)

Marcin Borowski

Director of Geosystems, Warsaw, Poland

Application of remote sensing for monitoring of soil moisture and crops in Poland (pdf document, 136 KB)

Maria Gruszczynska

Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw, Poland

Using remote sensing for crop management - radar and infra-red (pdf document, 672 KB)

Keith Norman

Velcourt Ltd., Hagworthingham, United Kingdom

Airphoto interpretation for spatial analysis of land use systems (pdf document, 139 KB)

Eike Stefan Dobers

Center for Agricultural Landscape and Land Use Research (ZALF) Muencheberg, Germany

General structure of GIS for analysis of contaminated sites – case study of chemical plant in Tarnowskie Góry (pdf document, 116 KB)

Marek Korcz

Institute of Ecology of Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland

An implementation of environmental databases for physical modeling of water balance and land degradation

Tomasz Stuczynski, Artur Lopatka, Bernardetta Zawadzka

Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Pulawy, Poland

Poster Session (pdf document, 150KB)

Workshop Identification of the current status and needs of GIS and databases technology in the agricultural sector sector - GIS for analysis and monitoring of land use and land/water quality was held in Pulawy (4 - 6 March, 2004) with 80 participants

Proper protection of tems requires an extensive input from the research community. This requires, however, an effort for further restructuring research programmes and extension activities through developing better links with the end users - policy makers and the farming community.

A particular focus of database component of the IUNG Centre of Excellence is introducing modern technology for environmental and agricultural database improvement and development. New technological potential including GIS systems, remote sensing, and spatial modeling offers great promise for establishment of online systems for rapid environmental quality assessment, land suitability analysis, investment planning, farm management, and decision making for alternative rural development.

The main objectives of the Workshop were:
- Exchange of information on soil data base resources in EU and NAS countries and establish co-operation aiming at future common research proposals
- Provide opportunity to research community and local administration to acquire a better knowledge of current trends in applied agricultural research.

The programme consisted of two-day scientific sessions (18 oral presentations and 21 posters) and a day-long study tour through Lublin region including landscape parks and nature protection areas. The first day of the workshop included three scientific sessions concerning general GIS and data bases issues with special reference to agricultural and environmental aspects The first day summary discussion. The second day of the workshop included five scientific sessions. The presentations were mainly focused on various case studies, applications and methodology. In the final workshop summary it was concluded that:

  • There is a great progress in GIS technology, however little has been done to coordinate common standards and exchange protocols within the agri-environmental sector on the European level - spatial data infrastructure is an attractive concept, however it is far from practical implementation.

  • There is no wider implementation of standardised databases characterising land/soil quality and great a potential exist in this area through existing solutions such as SOTER

  • Further development and implementation of agri-environmental modelling in a field scale, concerning water quality, erosion and carbon status is needed for both policy assessment and management

  • Remote sensing and GIS tools applied in precision agriculture and usual crop management routine is a new aspect, which is worth testing also in our region.

The Workshop stimulated multidirectional scientific contacts and created a good base for further cooperation between IUNG and other partners on the country and international level.

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