Projects

Interactive webtool for mapping vulnerable areas for pesticide leaching

LOCATION
Belgium
DATE
2012-present
DESCRIPTION

VITO developed a webtool for mapping vulnerable areas for pesticide leaching in agricultural land. The webtool can be consulted by farmers to screen their fields. In vulnerable areas the use of a pesticide is discouraged because because of the presence of shallow groundwater or shallow karstic rocks. The webtool uses scalable GDI and OpenStreetMap functionalities and a browser to locate the field based on the farmer's address.