Got any burning questions in the geospatial technology realm? How about simply reading good Q&A about everything and anything related to GPS-based technology? You can do both thanks to an ask the experts page in the new website being started by knowledge and experts from 74 land grant institutions.
For example, here is one recent Q&A…
QUESTION: If the GPS gives a position only at the antenna, how does a spray nozzle thirty feet away on the end of a boom know to turn on or off?
ANSWER: It is correct that the GPS receiver can only provide the location of the antenna to the control system for the sprayer. However, the software responsible for turning the spray nozzle on and off can be calibrated based on the location of the nozzle relative to the location of the GPS antenna. Once the relative location of the spray nozzle is known, the software automatically converts the GPS signal into the position of the nozzle, allowing for on/off decisions to be made accurately.
Cool. So take a moment to fire off some good precision technology questions and see if you can stump the experts! Or at least learn valuable information that can help make precision pay on your farm.