Precision Ag

9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

September 14, 2012By

The 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, July 7-11, 2013. The conference started on 1997 and takes place every two years in different locations around Europe. The proceedings of the conference are strictly edited to ensure the scientific quality of the event. The event is being held under the auspices of the International... read more

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Hemisphere GPS Introduces Outback MAX with ConnX

September 14, 2012By
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Hemisphere GPS has introduced Outback MAX with Outback ConnX — what it calls its “next-generation Outback Guidance system that redefines simplicity in precision farming.” Working seamlessly with Outback eDriveX with eTurns, the Outback MAX integrated display terminal provides a full array of features including section and variable rate control, Eclipse L1/L2 GPS and GLONASS guidance, and video support for up... read more

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Real-Time Extended GNSS Positioning: A New Generation of Centimeter-Accurate Networks

July 1, 2012By
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A new method brings together advantages of real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP) in a technique that does not require local reference stations, while still providing the the high productivity and accuracy of RTK systems with the extended coverage area of solutions based on global satellite corrections. The real-time centimeter-level accuracy without reference-station infrastructure is suitable for many market segments — and is applicable to multi-GNSS constellations. read more

Expert Advice: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

January 1, 2012By

Across transportation, agriculture, industry, commerce, and finance, GPS has replaced earlier technologies, opened up innovative applications, and led to new ways of doing old things. GPS now plays a key role in the critical infrastructures of all industrialized nations, from the most sophisticated telecommunications system to the production of a simple loaf of bread. Wheat is the world’s second staple food, and bread its main product. Bakers have been around for 30,000 years. GPS, among its manifold other duties, now also helps bring us our breakfast toast and midday sandwich. read more

On the Edge: Go Big Green

December 1, 2011By

Nav On Time, a French Company located in Toulouse, has successfully completed a trial campaign of its Mow-By-Sat precision guidance on a commercial lawnmower. In August, the prototype of a GPS-guided robot lawnmower was installed on a golf driving range near Toulouse and tested in real conditions of use, day and night, maintaining a 25,000 square meter lawn since then. In a previous campaign, the mower covered more than 2.2 million yards — equal to1,250 miles or 2,000 kilometers — in 2,100 hours. (See videos of the mower in action at www.youtube.com/DSnavontime.) read more