Kazakhstan Developed Digital Map of Agricultural Land

Kazakhstan has developed a digital map of agricultural land, which includes more than 35 million hectares of arable land.

This was made possible due to the wide capabilities of the Kazakh space infrastructure. The system of remote sensing of the earth allows assessing the general condition of pastures.

In addition, it can determine the quality of the crop and productivity of vegetation as well as to predict crop yields. Space monitoring affects all stages from sowing to harvesting.

“Monitoring results are very useful for government bodies. Information on yield is also collected. When it comes to some differences in information between remote sensing data and statistical data, special work is being done in this area,” said Engineer of ‘Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary’ National Space Company, Nailya Tanat.

There are many forests and greeneries on the vast territory of Kazakhstan.

Space monitoring makes it possible to assess forest cover and contributes to conservation of the country's forest fund. For example, the system helps prevent forest fires and maintain the forest fund as well as track data on licensed boundaries.

“Due to space images, we send facts to a single information base which is a geo-portal and transmit the data to the Committee on Forestry and Wildlife. One of our key goals is forecasting high-risk areas,” said Senior Staff of ‘Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary’ National Space Company, Sabyrzhan Ilyasov.

The ‘Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary’ National Space Company provides government bodies with remote monitoring services for agricultural land and natural resources in the form of thirty-two tasks.

A satellite data exchange project has been launched this year. Today, 180 domestic specialists are working on processing of images that were obtained from Kazakhstan’s satellites.

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