Canadian company Hemisphere GPS announced the launch of its new iOS app, AgJunction Mobile. This enhances its current agricultural data services platform AgJunction. The new app is available for iPhone and iPad, an in-field system to collect data using mapping of boundaries using GPS location data and soil sampling. Both AgJunction and Cogent3D, creator of PrecisionEarth, joined forces to bring AgJunction Mobile to the iOS platform. It is based on the PrecisionEarth platform, bringing a time saver to the table: direct sync with the AgJunction cloud system.
Users simply download the app from the App Store, enter their unique AgJunction license key, user name, and password. The app begins its automatic management of the data transfer between AgJunction Mobile and the AgJunction cloud, making manual data manipulation a thing of the past. The first release will give users the ability to sync data regarding growers, fields, farms, field boundaries, and directed sample locations all relying on GPS coordinates. New fields and farms are easily added, and users can use the app to map field boundaries and GPS locations of where soil samples are taken. Any data recorded in the field is automatically synched in the cloud and can be accessed in the field, in the office, or through an agricultural service provider.
AgJunction plans to continue this partnership with Cogent3D in the hopes of expanding the offerings of AgJunction Mobile in the future. They hope to be able to download recorded GPS location data, such as aerial imagery, crop yield, soil sampling, planting, etc., in the field to use as a guide for field sampling. They also hope to integrate the AgJunction electronic work order system and asset tracking system.
“The iOS and mapping expertise of Cogent3D has allowed us to quickly develop a convenient method for AgJunction customers to capture and synchronize their field data,” explains Jeff Dearborn, the general Manager of AgJunction at Hemisphere GPS. “The field data, when combined with the other AgJunction data management services, greatly improves the efficiency and accuracy in the analysis and application of precision agricultural techniques.”