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Appendix I: Precision Agriculture Software Descriptions

Section A: Product Description Section B: System Requirements Section C: Support and Training
Company
Name
Software & Version Retail Price
(Canadian $)
Planned
Update
Software Description Operating
System
CPU RAM Hard Drive
Storage
PCMCIA
Adapter
Basic
Support
Long Term
Options for Fee
Training Customized
Services For Fee
AgLeader Technology Precision Map 2000 4.0 $450.00 yes
Introductory level yield mapping program intended to be used with AgLeader GPS 3000, 3100, 3050 and Yield Monitor 2000 and PF 3000; ability to produce maps of yield, moisture and elevation. Win 95
Win 3.1
486
Pentium 100MHz
8-16MB100MByesemail
free updates, free lifetime technical support
nonoMemory card can be mailed to Agleader for summaries to be printed.
AgriData, Inc. Field Facts 1.5 $600.00 yes Introductory level automated record-keeping system targeted at the farm level. Multi-user version is available at additional cost ($1953.00). Win 95
Win 3.1
486/66MHz8MB15MBno1-800, emailnonono
AgriLogic Inc. Instant Yield Map 98 $445.00 yes Introductory level yield mapping system for producers; imports data from yield monitors and displays yield, moisture, and elevation data. Maps are displayed in dot (raw) or contour map products. Win 95 WinNTPentium16MB100MByes1-800, emailnoyesyes
AgriLogic Inc. Instant Survey 98 $745.00 yes Advanced level mapping/GIS package with GPS positioning. Win 95 WinNTPentium16MB20MBno1-800, emailnoyesyes
Agri-Soft Inc. History of Fields 2.0 $340.00 yes Introductory crop management software developed to store and organize records for producer. Win 3.1, 95 or 9848616MB640MBnofree unlimited support for one yearnonono
Agris Corporation AGLink Basic 5.4 $745.00 no Introductory level mapping program for growers based on ESRI Map Objects. Win 95
Win NT4.0
Pentium II32MB4GByesno$225 annually, includes updatesyesno
Agris Corporation AGLink Advanced 5.4 $1,490.00 yes Advanced level mapping for farmers to further analyze spatial data based on ESRI Map Objects. Win 95
Win NT4.0
Pentium II32MB4GByesno$405 annually, includes updatesyesno
Agris Corporation AGLink Professional 5.4 $4,500.00 yes Professional agribusiness level; multi-client functionality based on ESRI map objects. Has capability for using various plug-ins (eg. geo-referencing). Win 95
Win NT4.0
Pentium II32MB4GByesno$810 annually, includes updatesyesno
AgriTrend LandTrend Pro 2.1 $225.00 yes Introductory level crop management & mapping package. Win 95
Win 3.1
Pentium 120MHz8MB15MBnoemail, phone
free updates and technical support
nonoyes
Agronomy Service Bureau AgInfo 3.0 (Elite) call for lease price yes Advanced agribusiness level, integrated crop production and data management GIS. Win 95
Win NT
Pentium 120MHz32MB2GByesdependent on lease arrangementdepends on lease arrangementyesyes
BCL LandView Systems Inc. WinCrop 3.0 $249.00 yes Introductory level crop production record keeping system for farm managers. Win 95
Win 3.1
Pentium8MB10MBno1-800, email
6 months free
yesyesyes
BCL LandView Systems Inc. FarmView Record Keeper 2.1 $599.00 yes Introductory level crop production, record keeping, planning and management information system for farm managers. Can be integrated with LandView Mapper Lite for additional mapping capabilities. Win 95Pentium8MB10MBno1-800, email
yesyesyes
BCL LandView Systems Inc. LandView Mapper Lite 2.1 $499.00 yes Introductory level farm mapping for farm managers. Can be integrated with FarmView Record Keeper. Win 95Pentium8MB10MBno1-800, email
yesyesyes
BCL LandView Systems Inc. LandView DSS Pro 2.1 $1,999.00 yes, 1999 Advanced multi-client record keeping, mapping and analysis (including profit/loss) for farm managers and agribusiness. Can be integrated with LandView Mapper Pro for additional capabilities. Win 95Pentium8MB10MByes1-800, email
yesyesyes
BCL LandView Systems Inc. LandView Mapper Pro 2.1 $899.00 yes Advanced multi-client mapping package, integrates air photo images, multiple map layers, and GPS for farm mangers and agribusiness. Can be integrated with LandView DSS Pro. Win 95
Pentium8MB10MBno1-800, email
yesyesyes
BCL LandView Systems Inc. LandView Yield Profit/Loss Mapping 2.1 $450.00 yes Introductory level, stand-alone profit/loss yield mapping package. Win 95

Pentium
8MB10MBno1-800, email
yesyesyes
ChartWrite Data-on-the-Map 3.0/
AgriMapper 1.1
$370.00 Yes Introductory level land management mapping software for farm managers. Win 95
Win 3.1
4864 MB10MBno2 week free support emailnonono
ESRI ARCVIEW GIS 3.1 $1,845.00 yes Professional desktop GIS software used in many professions; has not been customized for any specific requirement ( ie. agriculture). ESRI offers add-on modules for further spatial and image analysis. Win 3.1
Win 95
Win NT
MAC, UNIX
Pentium16MB2GBno1 year freeyesyesyes
Farm Works Software
* Division of CTN Data Services, Inc.
Farm Trac 6.0 $300.00 yes Introductory level farm mapping and record keeping software for producers. Integrates with other Farm Works software for additional capabilities.
Win 95, 98 or NT
Pentium16MB20MBnounlimited email and web site postingyesyesyes
Farm Works Software
* Division of CTN Data Services, Inc.
Farm Site 6.0 $450.00 yes Advanced farm mapping software for producers, includes QuickYield tools and FarmSite Mobile. Requires FarmTrac module.
Win 95, 98 or NT
Pentium16MB20MByesunlimited email and web site postingyesyesyes
Farm Works Software
* Division of CTN Data Services, Inc.
Farm Fund$ 6.0 $450.00 yes Introductory level double entry accounting package including field enterprise costs for producers; requires FarmTrac module.
Win 95, 98 or NT
Pentium16MB20MBnounlimited email and web site postingsyesyesyes
Farm Works Software
* Division of CTN Data Services, Inc.
Farm Site Pro 6.0 $1,500.00 yes Advanced field mapping and field record software using real-world coordinates, with multi-user and multi-layer functions for agribusiness and consultants. Includes QuickYield tools and FarmSite Mobile.
Win 95, 98 or NT
Pentium16MB20MBnounlimited email and web site postingyesyesyes
Farm Works Software
* Division of CTN Data Services, Inc.
Quick Yields 1.01 Free no Introductory level, stand-alone software to view and print base, averaged and contoured yield data. Win 95
Win 3.1
486/66MHz16MB20MByesunlimited email and web site postingyesyesyes
Farmers Software Association FarmHMS 1.1 $2,250.00 yes Advanced harvest mapping system, interprets data from yield monitors for mapping and analysis using MapInfo Professional GIS platform. Win 95
Win NT
Pentium16MB2GByesemail, 1-800
free lifetime updates
yesyesyes
Farmers Software Association SoilRx 1.035 $3,300.00 yes Advanced multivariate, spatial analysis tool designed to visualize, analyze and manipulate spatially related data. Win 95, 98 or NT486/Pentium 1000MHz16MB1GBnoemail, 1-800
free lifetime updates
yesyesyes
John Deere JDMap 2.12 $560.00 3.0 in 1999 Introductory level yield mapping program used with the Greenstar system. Provides yield data in contour and dot (raw) map output. Win 9548616MB500 MByes1-888
1 yr free support
$35/eventyesno
Linnet Geomatics Croplands-The System $22,500.00 Oct./99 Professional GIS enabled software covering a wide range of farm service center operations Win 95 or NT/Quiet server softwarePentium 233MHz96MB-yesmaintenance/
support, upgrades for 15% of annual license fee
yesyesyes
MapInfo Corporation MapInfo Professional 5.0 $1,950.00 yes version 5.5 Professional desktop GIS mapping, has not been customized for any specific requirement (ie. agriculture). MapInfo Corporation offers additional add-on modules for specific mapping needs. Win 3.1
Win 95
Win NT
Pentium16MB100MBno1 year toll freeyesyesyes
Micro Design Technologies LandMapper II $245.00 yes Introductory level land mapping software using scanned images, performs area calculation and tracks farmland basic activities Win 95/9848632MB-no1-800, phone, emailyesyesyes
MicroImages Inc. TNTlite 6.1 $15.00 for
CD
yes Professional GIS and image processing with full features of TNTmips and TNTview except is designed for students and other with small projects. Win 3.1, 95, NT
Mac, UNIX
Pentium16MB100MBnofree unlimited supportoptional yearly upgrade subscriptionyesno
MicroImages Inc. TNTmips 6.1 $4500-$9000 yes, quarterly Professional GIS and image processing software; has not been customized for any specific requirement (ie. agriculture). Many different options for selecting add-ons. Win 3.1, 95, NT
Mac, UNIX
Pentium16MB500MBnofree unlimited supportoptional yearly upgrade subscriptionyesno
Prairie Agri Photo U Count 1.34 $490.00 yes Introductory level, field acreage mapping calculator using background photo images. Win 3.1 Win 95/98 Pentium8MB10MBnoemail, phonenonoyes
Prairie Agri Photo The Bottom Line 2.3 $290.00 yes Introductory level software for crop management decision support and break-even analysis. Win 3.1 win95/98486/Pentium8MB10MBnoemail, phonenonoyes
RDI Technologies, Inc. AgMapp GIS 2.10 $7,500.00 yes Professional agribusiness mapping software package includes Microsoft Access runtime and MapInfo runtime. Win 95Pentium 90-166MHz32MB100MByes1.50/minuteyesyesyes
RDS Technology RDS Precision Farming included with the RDS/Satloc system. yes Introductory level mapping software provided with the RDS Precision Farming System. Creates a number of measured details including: contour and spot (raw) yield measurements. Win 3.1
Win 95
Win NT
Pentium8MB500MByesemailnonono
RT Cyster & Associates PinPoint for Agriculture $1,385.00 yes Introductory level integrated agricultural mapping database for farmers. Win 95
Win 3.1
486/Pentium16-32MB10MBno1 day training plus 30 days$150.00/yryesno
SIGA Farm Software SigaField 5.51: Field Register $275.00 late 1999 Introductory level field history record keeping and basic farm mapping software. Multi-client version available ($300.00) for consultants or agribusiness. Win 95
Win 3.1
DOS
486/Pentium4MB25MBno1 yr, free updates and support
1-800, email
yesnoyes
SIGA Farm Software SigaField 5.51: Management Plus $200.00 late 1999 Introductory level field management module for cost/benefit analyses on field information. Requires Field Register module. Win 95
Win 3.1
DOS
486/Pentium4MB25MBno1 yr, free updates and support
1-800, email
yesnoyes
SIGA Farm Software SigaField 5.51: Fertilization $315.00 late 1999 Introductory level, stand alone software used in calculating fertilizer needs and analyzing yield goals. Win 95
Win 3.1
DOS
486/Pentium4MB25MBno1 yr, free updates and support
1-800, email
yesnoyes
Software Solutions Integrated, LLC. Agvance Precision Pak (Agvance Mapping, Blending & Planning) 3.0 $7,350.00 yes, annually Advanced agribusiness software for managing precision farming data. Win 95
Win NT
Pentium 133MHz32MB2GByesUnlimited 1 year; toll free; 2 day training10-12%/year of software purchase; includes all updatesyesyes
SST Development Group, Inc. SSToolbox 3.1.1 $9,000.00 yes Professional agricultural spatial data management system, comes bundled with ARCVIEW GIS and Surfer for the high end user. Win 95/98
Win NT
Pentium 233MHz64MB2.1GByesno1350.00/year; includes all updates; fax, email, phoneyesyes
SST Development Group, Inc. SSToolkit 3.1.1 $3,000.00 yes Advanced agricultural spatial data management system on ARCVIEW GIS platform. Additional modules can be added depending on user requirements (eg. geo-referencing). Win 95/98
Win NT
Pentium 233MHz64MB2.1GByesno675.00/year; includes all updates; fax, email, phoneyesyes
Zeneca Agro Achieve Field Management Program 3.2 Free yes Introductory level field record keeping and basic mapping software for farmers. Win 95/98
Win 3.1
386
Pentium
4MB3MBnotoll freenonono
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