The purpose of this study is to find suitable agricultural equipment in flat and steep areas of Mahabad villages by GIS software. This research is a kind of applied research. The research design is descriptive (non-experimental). The statistical population of the present study consists of 50 experts in the field of agricultural machinery working in the field of agriculture and agricultural machinery. The tool used to collect data was paired comparisons and spatial information extracted from files which are relevant to data of spatial layers file type. The data analysis method includes hierarchical analysis in expert choice software and the suitability of agricultural equipment and location with ARC GIS software. The research findings show that the most important factor in selecting agricultural equipment in terms of land slope characteristics. The relative weight index for this criterion is 0.399 which is larger than the other criteria. Then the soil type and its material are more important. Finally, land elevation factor can also be considered as the weakest criterion. Characteristics of agricultural equipment maneuverability of agricultural equipment are the most important factors in selecting agricultural equipment and in proportion to land field. The relative field weight index for this criterion is 0.228 which is larger than the other criteria. Paying attention to the price of machinery and equipment is an important factor and to the power factor of the machine is the third factor after that it should pay attention to the maintenance cost factor.
Tarighi, Javad and Jannah, Anwar
"Locating Of Suitable Agriculture Implements on the Flat and Sloping Lands of the Villages of Mahabad with GIS Software,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 25
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol25/iss1/3