Free Gps Tractor Spray Tracking APP For Ipad?

theguyisback23

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Hello guys? is there any possibility in an application like AgDNA but instead being a Free GPS Tractor Spray Tracking APP For Ipad? i mean i downloaded the AgDna it was free, but in order to see my progress and the tracks i left after spraying the field with my tractor it required to upload my work to a cloud and then i needed like 50 dollars to check 20 results every month.. so in other words the job i wanted it to do for my was requiring 50 dollars... Hm...
So how can i track my job in the field at the same time i pass with my sprayer over a 10m width?
THanks for your time!
 

Ralston18

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rgd1101 has a good point.

And actually if you can capture the GPS coordinates every so often (dependent on the location accuracy) it would be fairly straight forward to convert those coordinates into a table that could be used to graph out or plot the completed portions of property.

Excel has gotten pretty powerful and if you are farming large areas the inherent errors would probably not be very significant.

Use Lat. and Long. to find distances. Distances (lines) can be used to calculate areas. Straightforward for regular shaped fields (square, rectangular, some triangles). Other places may be trickier but you could subdivide something not so neat into a square and triangle. And just use a good guesstimate for the really smaller, awkward areas.

Depends on how accurate you want your "progress" assessment to be. Land plats could help establish actual acreage as a crosscheck.

That all said you can also use Google Earth (free) to find distances between points on the earth. Along with Lat. & Long.

Build a spreadsheet and see what you can do.... Or ask family or friends who like to do such things.

[Sidebar: Interestingly enough I have a current challenge to my 11 year old granddaughter to find the distance to an old stump way out in a field across from her house. No tape measures allowed.... I printed a Google Earth photograph for her and hope she will realize that she can determine the scale by measuring their garage and thereafter determine the distance to the stump. I think she will be on to it very soon. Plus I once worked with a civil engineer who had software that would take laser survey bearings and distances and convert them to standard X & Y coordinates from which we would plot the property lines. Long,long time ago and I am sure that it is all much easier now.]
 

Ralston18

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Seems to me that if you can upload the data to the cloud you should be able to upload it as a data file to a folder of your chosing on your own computer.

Then use some database or spreadsheet to create the desired graphic.

What file extension is on the AgDNA data file that you have to upload? Something like .csv, .xls., or .txt even? Can you see the data table itself and capture the contents: Does it capture directions and distance? Or maybe lat/long coordinates?

Could be doable but very much depends on the raw data and any proprietary constraints imposed on it. E.g., even encryption. That is why the the program is free but they make money by charging you to make the data useful.
 

theguyisback23

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The program doesnt have direct acess to the data it stores and sends at the cloud... i also tried finding the files, which are encrypted and have a file type .sys and some .dat
On the other hand as you said.. i must pay to have live feedback and actual use of my data.... that sucks.. the app itself just guesses with an average simulation based on your gps tracked speed and draws lines with the width you gave it and corrects the out of border 2D because you precalculated the distance in the Map from satellite with the range you wanted to work(in my case 10meters)

 

Ralston18

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rgd1101 has a good point.

And actually if you can capture the GPS coordinates every so often (dependent on the location accuracy) it would be fairly straight forward to convert those coordinates into a table that could be used to graph out or plot the completed portions of property.

Excel has gotten pretty powerful and if you are farming large areas the inherent errors would probably not be very significant.

Use Lat. and Long. to find distances. Distances (lines) can be used to calculate areas. Straightforward for regular shaped fields (square, rectangular, some triangles). Other places may be trickier but you could subdivide something not so neat into a square and triangle. And just use a good guesstimate for the really smaller, awkward areas.

Depends on how accurate you want your "progress" assessment to be. Land plats could help establish actual acreage as a crosscheck.

That all said you can also use Google Earth (free) to find distances between points on the earth. Along with Lat. & Long.

Build a spreadsheet and see what you can do.... Or ask family or friends who like to do such things.

[Sidebar: Interestingly enough I have a current challenge to my 11 year old granddaughter to find the distance to an old stump way out in a field across from her house. No tape measures allowed.... I printed a Google Earth photograph for her and hope she will realize that she can determine the scale by measuring their garage and thereafter determine the distance to the stump. I think she will be on to it very soon. Plus I once worked with a civil engineer who had software that would take laser survey bearings and distances and convert them to standard X & Y coordinates from which we would plot the property lines. Long,long time ago and I am sure that it is all much easier now.]
 
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