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Gis-Based Crop Support System For Common Oatand Naked Oat in China



The identification of the suitable areas for common oat (Avena sativa L.) and naked oat (Avena nuda L.) in China using Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) approach based on GIS is presented in the current article. Climate, topography, soil, land use and oat variety databases were created. Relevant criteria,suitability levels and their weights for each factor were defined. Then the criteria maps were obtained and turned into the MCE process, and suitability maps for common oat and naked oat were created. The land use and the suitability maps were crossed to identify the suitable areas for each crop. The results identified 397,720 km2 of suitable areas for common oats of forage purpose distributed in 744 counties in 17 provinces, and 556,232 km2 of suitable areas for naked oats of grain purpose distributed in 779 counties in 19 provinces. This result is in accordance with the distribution of farmingpastoral ecozones located in semi-arid regions of northern China. The mapped areas can help define the working limits and serve as indicative zones for oat in China. The created databases, mapped results, interface of expert system and relevant hardware facilities could construct a complete crop support system for oats.


  • common oat
  • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
  • Data Structures
  • GIS;spatial database
  • multi-criteria evaluation
  • naked oat
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Special Purpose and Application-Based Systems


Wan F, Wang Z, Li F, Cao H, Sun G. Gis-Based Crop Support System For Common Oatand Naked Oat in China[G]//D. Li, C. Zhao. Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture II, Volume 1. Springer US, 2009: 209–221. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4419-0209-2_23

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