Mapping Irrigation Networks with Geographical Information Systems Using Satelite Imagery Data: a Case of Brebes Regency, Indonesia

Aulia Azhar Abdurachman
Muhammad Fahmi Arsyad
Edi Abdurahman
Togar Alam Napitupulu
2019  •  DOI: 10.21512/commit.v13i1.5075


Water resources are important factors in food production. Those are very vital and strategic to meet food needs and food security. As water is scarce both in terms of volume and distribution throughout the year, reliable water management is needed. To support this water management, the accurate data is needed. However, the complete tabular data is not enough. It is because the existing tabular data does not provide the various activities and events based on time and place spatially and detail enough for planning purposes at the sub-district level. The researchers use high-resolution satellite imagery data that have been pre-processed with the geometric and radiometric corrections. They are used as one of the layers in the working map, so it is easier to provide the depiction of irrigation network objects, to find out the location of rice fields that have not been irrigated and the location of damaged irrigation networks. The depiction of the working map can also be used to map irrigation networks and their network conditions. Through this work, it has been shown that the researchers can map irrigation networks in detail for operational planning at a sub-district level with the help of technology, in particular for developing countries that is difficult or even impossible to do in the past.

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