Development of a Geographical Information System for On Farm Management

by Malinda Fowler, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
Don R. May, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
Omnia El-Hakim, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
A. Bennally, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
A. Johnson, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
S. Spaulding, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
Wilson Begay, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,
Timothy K. Gates, Fort Lewis Coll, Durango, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems

Abstract: This paper presents the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for on farm management of a 70,000 acre agricultural operation in northwest New Mexico. The GIS was developed as a tool to assist managers and technical staff in better utilizing farm resources. GIS development was performed by student scholars working with the Minority Engineering and Science Project at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Agriculture | Engineering education | Resource management | Developing countries | Hydraulic engineering | North America | United States | New Mexico

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