Geo-spatial Information Science

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 68–73 | Cite as

The main content, technical support and enforcement strategy of digital agriculture

  • Liang Yong
  • Lu Xiushan
  • Zhang Degui
  • Liang Fu


This paper deals with the content, purpose and significance of digital agriculture, and gives a brief introduction to digital earth, digital China and digital agriculture abroad. The main content of digital agriculture includes the construction of database, Metadata standard, monitoring system, forecasting and decision-making system, information-releasing system. The main technical supports of digital agriculture are 3S technology, Metadata management technology, fast-handling technology of remote sensing, the technology of computer wide-band network and virtual reality, intelligent agriculture machinery and field real-time information collecting technology. The advantages of implementing digital agriculture in China and the problems worthy of attention are pointed out as well.

Key Words

digital earth digital China digital agriculture network technology Metadata 3S technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Yong
    • 1
  • Lu Xiushan
  • Zhang Degui
  • Liang Fu
  1. 1.Shandong Agriculture UniversityTai’anChina

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