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Gps apps

  • 16-06-2017 1:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ satstheway


    Anyone use gps apps for fert or spraying.
    I loaded field navigator here and drove around field in the van it seams reasonably accurate but says +-6 m so thats not great. Would a externsl gps antenna help.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 259 ✭✭ rliston


    I use AgriBus-NAVI for spreading fertiliser. Fairly simple to use and is accurate enough for my needs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ satstheway


    rliston wrote: »
    I use AgriBus-NAVI for spreading fertiliser. Fairly simple to use and is accurate enough for my needs.

    If I put the tablet outside it says +- 4m


  • Registered Users Posts: 610 The part time boy


    rliston wrote: »
    I use AgriBus-NAVI for spreading fertiliser. Fairly simple to use and is accurate enough for my needs.


    Is that a app for phone or a sat nav machine ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭ cacs


    Is that a app for phone or a sat nav machine ?
    I downloaded farmer sprayer gps app last week on iPhone used spreading fertiliser found it fairly good to be honest. I was put out a few things on the same ground and it showed anytime I had doubled up. It was worth the money


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ satstheway


    I downloaded farmer sprayer gps app last week on iPhone used spreading fertiliser found it fairly good to be honest. I was put out a few things on the same ground and it showed anytime I had doubled up. It was worth the money

    How accurate is it in meters?
    The field navigator app is free


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,131 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo


    satstheway wrote: »
    How accurate is it in meters?
    The field navigator app is free

    An app will only be as accurate as the GPS on your device.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,237 ✭✭✭ Username John


    I downloaded farmer sprayer gps app last week on iPhone used spreading fertiliser found it fairly good to be honest. I was put out a few things on the same ground and it showed anytime I had doubled up. It was worth the money

    That the one that costs 11euro?


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ satstheway


    Mickeroo wrote: »
    An app will only be as accurate as the GPS on your device.

    But will an proper external antenna bring it to within .5m


  • Registered Users Posts: 829 ✭✭✭ cacs


    satstheway wrote: »
    How accurate is it in meters?
    The field navigator app is free
    I think it said one metre


  • Registered Users Posts: 259 ✭✭ rliston


    Is that a app for phone or a sat nav machine ?

    Free app for android phones


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,655 ✭✭✭ patsy_mccabe


    I download the 'Field navigator' app today from Google Play Store. I tried it in a small field here by walking around it and it seems to be very accurate, less than 1 meter by the looks of it. Has anyone used it for spreading fertiliser.

    Seems easy to use. Just walk or drive around the field edge and then save area on the app. Set spread width then and drive away.

    " And on the riverbank forgotten the river's name."



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,260 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    Been playing around with AgOpenGPS https://github.com/farmerbriantee/AgOpenGPS

    Its an opensource project for Windows laptops, I'm going to try it out next season with an old Windows x86 Tablet PC that I have.

    Can be as accurate as you are willing to spend on GPS unit, works with RTK too.

    Section control and full Autosteer options too!

    (Auto steer comes with disclaimer about experimental purposes only, guess they don't want to be sued if your tractor suddenly does a 90 degree turn due to GPS corrections 😁)



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