We have developed a prototype web-GIS Decision Support
System (DSS) that aims at aiding USDA to better manage and plan CRP
(Conservation Reserve Program) enrollments with the goal to
maximize the environmental benefit of CRP. The proposed DSS was based on the emerging
industry-standard ArcIMS GIS platform and integrates a remote sensing
data analysis (CRP mapping) component and a GIS modeling component. The
first component provides a timely map for CRP tracts based
on remotely sensed imagery, and the second component is used
to simulate and predict the potential impact on the
integrated prototype web-GIS DSS supports online user interaction as
well as data access and processing in
a distributed environment.
The snapshot of the Web-GIS Decision Support System.
R. Mahesh, G. Fan and J. Thomas, et al. “A
Web-based GIS Decision Support System for Managing and Planning USDA's
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)”, Environmental Modelling and
Software, Oct. 2006.