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JSW 2013 Vol.8(2): 320-326 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.2.320-326

Arable Land Quality Assessment System Development and Its Application Based on ArcGIS Engine

Xuan Song1, Shuai Qiu2, Liping Du1, Xiaobing Liu1, Jie Chen1
1School of Water Conservancy and Environment, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, P. R. China
2Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China

Abstract—The arable land quality assessment system is developed with Visual C++ coupled with ArcGIS engine. The system can provide basic functions of geographic information system, for example, map browsing, overlay analysis, and spatial interpolation. The program has both single-factor evaluation module and comprehensive evaluation module, which evaluate the land quality by field sampling data and other relevant information. In this paper, Xiping county in Henan province (China) is chosen as a sample area, fuzzy evaluation method and analytic hierarchy process are used to determine the membership function and the weight of evaluation factors respectively. Field sampling data, land use, soil type and administrative map are used as the supporting data. Using this program, the spatial distribution and areas of three level of farmland quality are obtained.

Index Terms—Arable land, quality assessment, GIS, ArcGIS Engine.

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Cite: Xuan Song, Shuai Qiu, Liping Du, Xiaobing Liu, Jie Chen, "Arable Land Quality Assessment System Development and Its Application Based on ArcGIS Engine," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 320-326, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly 
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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