GIS Project Focused on Corn Production, Philippines
The work covers a 5-month project at Cagayan State University, where I worked on a long-term GIS project that documented the agriculture and business department's corn production spanning a total of 115 hectares (284 acres). The project's outcome was to show how CSU- Lal-lo was utilizing its agricultural land to generate income for the University. Since the school relied primarily on producing its revenue, it was essential to stakeholders of the University to see how the school was utilizing its natural resources, i.e., their land to meet the growing financial needs of the school. The work below represents a portion of the final work that was published as a final report to the Philippines Board of Education (CHED), along with the other various stakeholders of the University. My role in the project was to teach and train CSU- Lal-lo students and faculty on how to use such Geographic Information Systems such as QGIS and Google Earth Pro, along with train staff on how to use GPS software such as Garmin GPS readers and how to use a smartphone as a GPS reader. Through this process, I trained and worked with a team of students and professors on documenting, as well as analyzing field data on the health and productivity of how the various maize farm sites were preforming to produce PowerPoints that recorded the progress of work being done by CSU- Lal-lo. This documentation would serve as a baseline for developing future farming sites along with providing accurate assessment data to the stakeholders to build confidence in CSU- Lal-lo's methodology and would hopefully continue support of the project in the future.