Another agriculture technology company that took advance of John Deere’s API Integrators Conference was MapShots. Chuck met up with Ted Macy, Vice President of Operations and Lead Architect for MapShots. The company focuses on software development and providing crop management applications for the agriculture industry.
Ted gives credit to Deere as being one of the first companies to give expanded access into their products. MapShots are proud to already have a developer.deere.com account and are eager to see what’s next in Deere’s precision pipeline.
“Well, it’s working great. We’ve got a large number of growers between our own customers and those of some of our private label companies. The grower leaves the field with the machine and within 15 minutes he can go into his record keeping system and see the yield map, tillage map or whatever map with the activity he has performed. It is what we have always hoped for.”
MapShots has been a part of the beta of this wireless transfer integration, but they have learned some things about where Deere is going with their water management area. Ted also shares what this means for the growers out there and how they can get more data, easier.
You can listen to Chuck’s complete interview with Ted here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/john-deere/jd-integrators-13-macy.mp3″ text=”Interview with Ted Macy”]
Check out photos from the event here: John Deere API Integrators Conference Photo Album