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Abstract

The GIS technology permitting to integrate, process, analyse and display digital spatial and non-spatial data, is widely used in the land suitability and zoning methodology applications. GIS can classify and display agro-pedo-climatic datasets and provide a valuable set of tools for decision-making.

This publication describes a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based agro-pedo-climatological zoning for Italy based on a matching methodology between climatic, pedologic and morphologic conditions and crop requirements. The different agro-pedo-climatological homogeneous zones were also classified in term of suitability criteria for the specific crop.

Additional information

Authors: BAGLI S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);JM TERRES, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);J GALLEGO, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);A ANNONI, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);J F DALLEMAND, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20550 EN (2004), 178 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200417563 / Last updated on: 2004-06-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en