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Need another reason to use VATI? Now it comes with sample data

VATI is a web-based interactive map developed by Aapah innovations for visualizing and purchasing Satellite estimated agro-hydrological variables (like soil moisture, Evapotranspiration, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), Vegetation Condition Index (VCI)) in near real-time at customizable spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions. VATI is an attempt made by Aapah innovations in making complex hydrological data understandable to the public with the aid of a user-friendly web interface, which can be accessed globally. VATI also facilitates registered users to order data according to their requirements. It also enables access to historical data since 1975.

After its great success since the launch, today Aapah innovations is happy to announce the addition of a new feature to VATI from which a user can download sample hydrological data. This feature has been developed to make the public understand how hydrological data looks like so that the users can make informed decisions on choosing resolutions and other product specifications.

To know more about ordering sample data, please click here

Less soil moisture over Haryana: A matter of concern for farmers

Haryana produces 12 percent of national wheat production and 3 percent of national rice production and hence less soil moisture over the state may be a great concern for farmers of the state. The image shows the soil moisture map for Haryana state as on 05-Mar-2018.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.

Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

Moderate soil moisture over Himachal Pradesh: Agricultural growth in cards?

Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous state of northern India, mainly cultivates wheat and rice as crops1. The agriculture sector in the state is crucial as 71 percent of its total population depends on agriculture for their income2.The soil moisture map for Himachal Pradesh state as on 6th March 2018 shows moderate soil moisture at most of the places.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.

Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapo-transpiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

      1. http://nfsm.gov.in/nfmis/RPT/CalenderReport.aspx []
      2. http://www.hpagriculture.com/about_us.htm []

Karnataka parched in scorching heat of summer and Elections

The wars of twenty-first century will be fought over water

                                                                       -Ismail Serageldin

Water has been the causative of many issues in the world, Karnataka is no different. The infamous Cauvery issue, recurring droughts, crop failure, lack of water for drinking and irrigation etc were very much in the public eye. These issues which have led to many riots and even suicides mostly in districts of Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, and Davanagere1, still remain unresolved due to lack of access to historical hydrologic data and lack of research2.

The first step towards the solution is to identify the drought-affected areas spatially. Aapah innovations expertise in microwave remote sensing is capable of preparing the map showing drought-affected areas of the state. The figure shows the soil moisture map of Karnataka as on 9th March 2018. As it is clear from the map that districts of Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, and Davanagere have less soil moisture, bespeaking the above statement.

While the state is heading to polling booths today, people especially farmers have set all their hopes on the coming government.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.
Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

      1. https://theprint.in/opinion/central-karnataka-is-where-leaders-are-mutt-hopping-but-the-real-issue-is-water/56457/ []
      2. https://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/cauvery-row-let-us-dive-into-facts-and-figures/ []

National Technology day: Technology driven solutions for agriculture with high resolution satellite soil moisture data

National technology day is observed in India on 11th of may, commemorating the breakthrough achieved by India in the field of defense by successfully testing the nuclear weapon in Pokran, Rajasthan. The figure shows the soil moisture map of Pokran as on 14th March 2018.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.
Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.