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Welcome to the 22nd Annual California GIS Conference. CalGIS 2016 will take place May 10-12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

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Thursday, May 12 • 10:30am - 10:50am
A Decision Support System for Crop Cultivation in Northeastern Thailand

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In order to provide for their families, farmers in Northeastern Thailand need to cultivate their farms throughout the year, even during the dry season, when they do not have enough water to irrigate their crops. However, most farmers leave their land fallow during the dry season because they do not have adequate information on which dry-season crops to grow where, how to grow them, and where to market them. Without adequate information and guidelines for dry season farming, farmers in Northeastern Thailand will continue to leave their farms fallow. This research creates a decision support tool that helps farmers identify the best-suited dry season crops for their specific areas, and also provides them with information on the best practices for growing the identified crops, economics, and marketing information for the crops. GIS and remote sensing technologies were and will be employed to develop the application. Two experts who evaluated the algorithm that the decision support tool is based on indicated that the algorithm is useful and logical. However, the experts recommended that an accuracy test to validate the decision support tool be undertaken before it is introduced to Thai farmers.

Watanyoo Suksangiam, PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
J. Kimani, PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA


Melisa Caric Lee, GISP

President, Compass Rose GIS
Melisa Lee, GISP has been working in the GIS industry for over 16 years. As a graduate from San Diego State University's Geography program, Melisa has worked for several public and private companies specializing in Environmental, Transportation, and Engineering using GIS. She has taught GIS at the High School and College level, hosts technical workshops for organizations, and has a passion for GIS outreach overall. Melisa has been a SoCal URISA... Read More →


J. Kimani

PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University
Kimani Mbugua is a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University, California. He received his B.Sc. in Engineering from University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Masters in International Agriculture from Cornell University, New York. He has worked as a testing, design, and development engineer in Kenya. Kimani has also worked as a GIS research assistant in both the University of Wyoming and Claremont Graduate University. His current research is focused... Read More →

Watanyoo Suksangiam

PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University
Watanyoo Suksa-ngiam is a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University, California. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Control System Engineering from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. He also received a Master of Business Administration from National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand. Suksa-ngiam worked as a researcher, mostly relating to business and technology... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
Garden C

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