One of the issues about some of the data collection methods for precision agriculture is the fact that many times the data still has to be manually transferred from data device, such as a USB, to office software. The folks at MapShots hope to change that. At the International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Indianapolis, IN, Chuck talked to the company’s Tim Taylor, who told him they will soon release some mobile apps for their precision agronomy software AgStudio, designed to capture various types of precision ag data.
“We’re releasing a web-based version of AgStudio, which provides access via the Internet to customers’ data, and then we have a mobile application platform announcement, which is primarily for field mapping and soil sampling applications and that allows for wireless work order and data exchange between the field and the AgStudio office application,” Taylor said, adding that they hope to have it out by the end of August.
He said they want these new applications to lessen the need for the manual transfer of data from a data device, saving a step or two for the producer. “It’s just a matter of time before we no longer have to deal with the data cards.”
The AgStudio mobile app right now is just for Apple products, but Taylor said they’re looking at expanding it into the Android market as well.
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Tim here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/icpa/icpa-mapshots.mp3″ text=”Interview with Tim Taylor from MapShots”]Precision.AgWired.com coverage of the International Conference on Precision Agriculture is sponsored by John Deere