The Advanced Monitoring and Information System (AMIS)

Within task 1.6.4 the GIS-based AMIS prototype was developed. The AMIS consists of various software components: (1) the Geographic Information System SAGA GIS; (2) the object-relational database management system PostgreSQL; (3) the spatial extension PostGIS; and (4) a GIS-database interface (GDI). Freely available and open source software was used in all of this.

The AMIS was tailored to the requirements of the Amudarya case study in Uzbekistan. Together with local scientists, farmers, and persons working in soil salinity monitoring and water management in the Khorezm oblast, a methodology to assess the state of soil salinization of agricultural fields was developed. The data used to assess soil salinity is divided into two parts: (1) local knowledge that is provided by farmers, and (2) expert knowledge that is provided using scientific methods. Information about soil salinity is collected and entered into the system at the field scale. Spatial as well as temporal data about soil salinity are stored and administered in a database. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is used to enter, access, and visualize the data. The objectives of the implementation of AMIS in the study area are twofold. On the one hand it provides functions to integrate local and expert knowledge in order to improve soil salinity assessment at the field scale, and on the other hand the system can be used to monitor trends of soil salinization in the long term.

Moreover, the AMIS provides functions to develop a rainfall-runoff database which can be used as an effictive tool for flood risk assessment and forecasting. Please, follow this link rainfall-runoff database to learn more about this topic.

 

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D164_bk.pdf
Deliverable D 1.6.4
832 kb Torsten Hoch 2009/02/06 15:13
Soil_Salinity_Assessment_v092.pdf 497 kb Stefan Liersch 2008/10/14 11:52
SAGA_AMIS_v0-92.rar 3675 KB Stefan Liersch 2008/10/14 11:52