Which crops grow where? The answer to that question is critical to support farmers, industries and authorities. Cropmap gives you that answer. Cropmap shows you all Belgian arable land and what it is used for. The map combines satellite data and artificial intelligence to give you an overview of our agricultural landscape in just a few clicks
Early in the growth season, Cropmap assesses which crops are being cultivated where by analysing fields using satellite imagery. The map focuses on the most important crops in Belgium: corn, winter wheat, winter barley, potatoes and beets. It also shows which fields consist of grassland, on which ones fruit trees are being grown and where a less popular crop is possibly being cultivated.
Cropmap forecasts the Belgian agricultural landscape based on satellite data and CropSAR technology. Among other things, the tool helps authorities and suppliers to evaluate harvests at an early stage and to monitor crop rotation. In addition, Cropmap supports the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and further complements the information from the CAP registration of parcels.
Cropmap was 92% accurate for Belgium in July 2019. This provides suppliers with valuable and timely insight into agriculture.
In 2018, Cropmap detected 927,752 individual agricultural parcels in Belgium of at least 0.25 ha. With this method, each parcel is automatically outlined.
With support of the Cropmap we can deduce that 4.7 % of our Belgian agricultural parcels are potato crops.
Sentinel-1 radar data guarantees useful information about crops in all weather conditions. It also provides information on the structure and moisture content of soil and crops.
The multispectral images from the Sentinel-2 satellite delineate parcel boundaries on the Cropmap and provide insight into the crops’ biophysical activity throughout the season. This information is critical to be able to recognise crop varieties.
CropSAR technology makes it possible to regularly monitor crop status, regardless of weather conditions. CropSAR uses radar data from Sentinel-1 for observation during critical growth phases.