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Satellite Area Monitoring System

Rationale of use

This tool offers daily monitoring of fields using satellite images and geotagged photos. It compares this data with expected norms and uses a simple traffic light system to categorise results.

Functioning

This tool gathers daily satellite images for crops and turns the data into graphics. These graphics are compared to what's typically expected for a given crop. The traffic light system shows if the data matches, is uncertain, or doesn't match the expectations. The tool also uses real photos from farmers to check the satellite data.

Types of outputs

The tool provides graphical data, a traffic light system for quick checks, geotagged photos for reference, official verification reports, and field maintenance checks.

Relevant CAP objective

All

Sources

Not public

Tool name

Satellite Area Monitoring System

Category

Monitoring and data collection tools

Subcategory

Compliance monitoring

MS

Malta

Author or owner

Owner: Agricultural and Rural Paying Agency

Implemented by

Relevant tasks

CSP Monitoring: Beneficiaries' Compliance

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