Management of Farmers’ and Farmland Information: A Case Study in Turkey

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Dursun İ., Eymen A., İnan Ö. F.

XXV FIG Congress, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 - 21 June 2014, pp.1-19

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kuala-Lumpur
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-19
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


The use of an integrated approach has become a need for the application of the precautions
taken in the context of agricultural policy, the production of yearly agricultural statistics with
reliable methods and meeting common data needs of different foundations/users. In order to
meet this need, a dynamic data structure on farmer and agricultural land is required as a
prerequisite. In this context, with a national project no. 112Y027, it is aimed to develop a
dynamic data model which makes possible the collection, integrity and use of data on farmer
and agricultural land from different sources by providing inter-foundational collaboration,
service/responsibility share and interoperability. In this study, based on this continuing
project, a pilot application was carried out in Elagoz district of Kocasinan County, Kayseri
Province in order to reflect the project advancement, present the data collected and also some
sample applications indicating both the need for model development and future capabilities.
In this pilot application, data on civic and address information of inhabitants, cadastre parcels
data, ownership data in land registry, farmers’, farmland and agricultural crop data declared
by farmers previously and agricultural land use/cover dataset were used. All available data
was analysed, developed by reclassifying or collecting additional information, and converted
into a standardized data structure in the cases this is required. For spatial data management
sub-parcel data structure was used. For attribute data, different levels of agricultural land
classifications and also agricultural product classifications were used. As the second part of
the pilot application, three sample web services were currently developed for related