ISSN 2308-4057 (Print),
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Digital inventory of agricultural land plots in the Kemerovo Region

Cadastral and geodetic land works are expensive, which makes aerial photography extremely valuable for land traceability and inventory. The present research objective was to develop a new digital survey technology for registration of agricultural lands. We assessed the accuracy of the new method and evaluated its decision support options. The study featured the case of the Kemerovo Region (Kuzbass), Russia. The aerial survey took place in 2021 and involved 17 municipalities of the Kemerovo Region. The software and hardware complex included an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and a module for aerial photography. Photogrammetric, cartometric, and satellite methods were used to define the coordinates of feature points. We developed new software (Sovhoz.avi) to perform the land inventory. The photogrammetric and cartographic methods proved efficient in determining the feature points and boundaries of land plots. They also appeared accurate enough for land inventory and decision support. The study updated the available land inventory data. About 30% of all land plots were recorded incorrectly; some plots marked as agricultural appeared to belong to the local forest reserves or urban territories. Incorrect data (1.64%) were excluded from the official inventory. The survey covered a total area of 41 000 ha and revealed 1700 illegally used land plots. The updated inventory of unused lands included 3825 new plots (163 400 ha), which can attract prospective investors. The results can be used by the local authorities to make land management decisions and identify illegal land use.
Agricultural land , food , land inventory , unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) , aerial survey , illegal land use
The research was conducted on the premises of the Research Equipment Sharing Center of Kemerovo State University (KemSU), agreement No. 075-15-2021-694 dated August 5, 2021, between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Minobrnauka) and Kemerovo State University (contract identifier RF----2296.61321X0032).
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Rada Artem O., Kuznetsov Aleksandr D. Digital inventory of agricultural land plots in the Kemerovo Region. Foods and Raw Materials, 2022, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 206-215
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