Here in the Real World: Newlands Project Irrigated Fields Mapping
Authors: Jo Moore, GISP
The challenge was to accurately depict and populate 76,000 acres of agricultural field polygons and construct a dataset that worked well for two agencies with differing needs and sometimes abrasive relations. The data would be maintained across disconnected processing environments. One agency required a high level of geospatial accuracy to facilitate an automated determination of irrigated acres and the other needed interagency continuity and the ability to calculate irrigation water allocation.