HySoil: An android based mobile GIS application
ICAR-NBSS&LUP is engaged in inventorying land resources for the betterment of the farming community. Development of an android based mobile GIS application on Hyperspectral signatures. The App is capable of visualizing, disseminating, sharing and also data mining of the Hyperspectral signatures in a digital manner. This application provides the Hyperspectral information in point data over the Goa state, view the information in the graphical format reflection agents the wavelength, and there are three different spectral ranges are as 1.VNIR (0-2500nm) visible and near-infrared, 2.FTIR (2501-15000nm) Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, 3.Entire Spectra (0-15000nm). The Hyperspectral signatures graph is found for the particular point information and it also it has the feature of matching wavelength, means it finds the nearest matching wavelength and also provides the matching percentage for the algorithm use for matching wavelength is creating buffer of every point the wavelength matching under particular buffer are saved, this will happen for every buffer point. At the end check highest number of matching wavelength is considered as nearest match. The HySIS has information such as: Administrative layers (State Boundary, District Boundary, Taluka Boundary, Panchayat Boundary and Cadastral Boundary) thereby reaching out to the farmers in a more realistic manner. The App provides the easy to reach location in hierarchical pattern like State, District, Taluka, Panchayat and Cadastral. The point data provides the attribute information of soil and site characteristics and fertility information. The legend information is also available. The App can locate the user’s location on hierarchical drop down selection basis or else the GPS enabled location tracking. The real time GPS based tracking allows the user to collect information while on the go. This App will benefit the Goan farmers, planners and executors. The App will be updated at regular intervals based on the technological developments as well as user’s feedback.