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Appendix II: Comparative Matrix Evaluation

Product Section A: Mapping Capabilities Product Section B: Interconnections Product Section C: Record Keeping/Data Management Section D: Mapping and Data Management Analysis
General Remote Sensing Yield Monitor Data GPS General General Decision Support System
Company/Software DrawingTool Map Zooming Customizing
Capabilities
Measurement
Systems
Calculate
Areas
Map Linked to Database GIS
Capability
Soil Sampling
Areas Guide
3D
Surfacing
Smoothing Raster or Vector Data Raster
Image
Raster and Vector
Conversions
Coordinate
System
Import/Export
Formats
Company/Software Image
Backdrop
Image Calibrated to Scale Satellite & Aerial Geo-refrenced Imagery Geo-
referencing
Independent Bundled Import Import Company/Software Crop Production
Records
Field Activity
Records
Farm
Inventory
Records
Weather
Records
Tabular
Reports
Graphing
Capability
Customization
of Tabular
Data
Multi-Client Import/Export Spatial
Query
Multilayer
Capability
Statistical
Analysis
Interpolation
Methods
Economic
Analysis
Fertilizer Recommendation
and Analysis
Lab
Links
Fertilizer Blending
Calculations
Prescription
Mapping
Ag Leader: Precision Map 2000 4.0nolmbothnononononolrasternonolat/longAgLeader Basic
and Advanced
ASCII
Ag Leader: Precision Map 2000 4.0nonononono Intended for use with the Yield Map 2000 and
GPS 2000
Yield Map 2000
JDMAP
MicroTrak
ASCII
mAg Leader: Precision Map 2000 4.0nonononoYield Summarynomnonononommnonononono
AgriData: Field Facts 1.5nommimperialnononononononolnonoBMPAgriData: Field Facts 1.5lnononononononoAgriData: Field Facts 1.5lllllnolmulti-user version availablenononononononononono
AgriLogic: Instant Yield Map 98lllbothlllnonolrasternonolat/longintegrates with Instant SurveyAgriLogic: Instant Yield Map 98llmnolnoAg Leader
MicroTrak
John Deere
CASE AFS
lAgriLogic: Instant Yield Map 98nonononoYield Summarynonononononommnonononono
AgriLogic: Instant Survey 98lllbothllllnolvectorlnolat/long, UTM
State Plane + others
JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, MID, MIFAgriLogic: Instant Survey 98llllnononolAgriLogic: Instant Survey 98nononononononolnonolmnononononono
Agri-Soft: History of Fields 2.0nononoimperialnonononononorasterlnonoexports in .ole graphic fileAgri-Soft: History of Fields 2.0lnononononononoAgri-Soft: History of Fields 2.0llnollnollDBFnonononomnononono
Agris: AGLink Basic 5.4mlmbothllmnomlbothnollat/long
UTM
State Plane
exports in industry standard formats Agris: AGLink Basic 5.4nonononolnoAg Leader
MicroTrak
JDMap
FSI AL 2000 Advanced
lAgris: AGLink Basic 5.4nonononoYield Summarynomnonoyieldnoyieldlnonononono
Agris: AGLink Advanced 5.4llmbothllllmlbothlllat/long
UTM
State Plane
TIFF, BMP, DXF,
ArcView shape,
ASCII, points, lines
Agris: AGLink Advanced 5.4lllwith additional Agris plug-inlnoAg Leader
MicroTrak
JDMap
FSI AL 2000 Advanced
lAgris: AGLink Advanced 5.4nonononoYield Summarynomnonollmlnommnol
Agris: AGLink Professional 5.4llmbothllllmlbothlllat/long
UTM
State Plane
TIFF, BMP, DXF,
ArcView shape,
ASCII, points, lines
Agris: AGLink Professional 5.4lllwith additional Agris plug-inlnoAg Leader
MicroTrak
JDMap
FSI AL 2000 Advanced
lAgris: AGLink Professional 5.4nonononoYield Summarynomlnollmlnollnol
AgriTrend: LandTrend Pro 2.1lnombothnolnononononolnonoBMPAgriTrend: LandTrend Pro 2.1lnononononononoAgriTrend: LandTrend Pro 2.1llmlllmlnononomnollnonono
Agronomy Service Bureau: AgInfo 3.0 (Elite)lllimperialllllnolbothlllat/long
UTM
BMP, TIFF
ArcView shape files
ASCII
Surfer files
Ashtech files
Rockwell files
AgInfo Mobile
Agronomy Service Bureau: AgInfo 3.0 (Elite)lnolnolnoAgLeader
Micro-Trak
JDeere Greenstar
CASE AFS
lAgronomy Service Bureau: AgInfo 3.0 (Elite)llllllllDBFlllllllll
BCL LandView: WinCrop 3.0lnombothnonononononorasterlnonoBMPBCL LandView: WinCrop 3.0lnononononononoBCL LandView: WinCrop 3.0llnollnonomDBFnonononononononono
BCL LandView: FarmView Record Keeper 2.1nononobothl*requires LandView Farm Setup Utilitymnononovectorlnolat/long
UTM
BMP, DXFBCL LandView: FarmView Record Keeper 2.1lllmnonononoBCL LandView: FarmView Record Keeper 2.1lllllnolmDBFmmmnomnononono
BCL LandView: LandView Mapper Lite 2.1lnolbothl*requires LandView Farm Setup Utilitymnononovectorlnolat/long
UTM
BMP, DXFBCL LandView: LandView Mapper Lite 2.1llllnonononoBCL LandView: LandView Mapper Lite 2.1nononononononomnonomnonononononono
BCL LandView: LandView Pro Decision Support System (DSS) 2.1mllbothl*requires LandView Farm Setup Utilityllnomvectorlnolat/long
UTM
BMP, DXFBCL LandView: LandView Pro Decision Support System (DSS) 2.1lllmlnoAgLeader
MicroTrak
JD Greenstar
AGCO and ASCII
lBCL LandView: LandView Pro Decision Support System (DSS) 2.1lllllnollDBFmlmnollllneeds Mapper Pro
BCL LandView: LandView Mapper Pro 2.1lllbothl*requires LandView Farm Setup Utilitymlnomvectorlnolat/long
UTM
BMP, DXFBCL LandView: LandView Mapper Pro 2.1llllnononolBCL LandView: LandView Mapper Pro 2.1nononononononolnonolmnonononononeeds DSS Pro
BCL LandView: LandView Profit/Loss Yield Mapping 2.1nolmbothmlmnononovectorlnolat/long
UTM
BMP, DXFBCL LandView: LandView Profit/Loss Yield Mapping 2.1lllmnononomBCL LandView: LandView Profit/Loss Yield Mapping 2.1mnononomnomlDBFmmmnolnononono
Chartwrite: Data-on-the-Map 3.0/AgriMapper 1.1lllbothlllnollvectorlmlat/long
(numerous others)
DXF, BMP, PCK, GN1, MIF, KF85, MIF, POL, F61, BNA
Chartwrite: Data-on-the-Map 3.0/AgriMapper 1.1llllnononolChartwrite: Data-on-the-Map 3.0/AgriMapper 1.1nononononononomMicroSoft products by cutting & pasting (DBF, CSV)mmnomnonononono
ESRI: ARCVIEW GIS 3.1lllbothlllnoseparate modulelvectorlnolat/long
UTM
State Plane
(numerous others)
DXF, DWG, DGN, MIF, .E00, BMP, TIFF, shape, WMP, JPEG, EPSESRI: ARCVIEW GIS 3.1lnolseparate modulelnoASCII lESRI: ARCVIEW GIS 3.1need to set up spatial data tablesneed to set up spatial data tables need to set up spatial data tables need to set up spatial data tables llll DBF, CSV, ASCIIlllnorequired to write code required to write code required to write code required to write code required to write code
Farm Works Software: Farm Trac 6.0lllbothllnonononovectorlnonoBMP, TIFF, PCX, GIF, JPEGFarm Works Software: Farm Trac 6.0llnonononononoFarm Works Software: Farm Trac 6.0llnollnollexport to Paradox DBF file and CSV nonononononononono
Farm Works Software: Farm Site 6.0lllbothllllnolvectorlnolat/long
UTM
State Plane
ARCVIEW shape files, ASCII,
DLG, BMP, TIFF, PCX, GIF, JPEG
Farm Works Software: Farm Site 6.0lllllnoAgLeader (all formats)
MicroTrak (all formats)
RDS
Springhill Eng. Ag Navigator
JDMap (yield)
lFarm Works Software: Farm Site 6.0nononononononolnonolllnonolnom
Farm Works Software: Farm Fund$ 6.0nononobothnolnononononononononoFarm Works Software: Farm Fund$ 6.0nonononononononoFarm Works Software: Farm Fund$ 6.0lllnolnollexport to Paradox DBF file and CSVnonononolnononono
Farm Works Software: Farm Site Pro 6.0lllbothllllnolvectorlnolat/long
UTM
State Plane
ARCVIEW shape files,
ASCII,
DLG, BMP, TIFF, PCX, GIF, JPEG
Farm Works Software: Farm Site Pro 6.0lllllnoAgLeader (all formats)
MicroTrak (all formats)
RDS
Springhill Eng. Ag Navigator
JDMap (yield)
lFarm Works Software: Farm Site Pro 6.0llnollnollexport to Paradox DBF file and CSV nolllnonolnom
Farm Works Software: Quick Yields 1.01nommbothnononononolrasternononobinary fileFarm Works Software: Quick Yields 1.01nonononolnoAgLeader (all formats)
MicroTrak (all formats)
RDS
Ashtech (points, boundaries, yield)
JDMap (yield)
noFarm Works Software: Quick Yields 1.01nonononononononononononomnonononono
Farmers Software: FarmHMS 1.1lllbothlllFarmGPS
module
export to Surfer via SurfLinklvectorlnolat/long
UTM
(numerous other formats)
MIF, MID, ARCVIEW shape
Farmers Software: FarmHMS 1.1lllllnoAgLeader ASCII
AgLeader Data Card
AgTech
CASE IH Data Card
FarmHRS
Harvest Master
JD GreenStar
Micro-Trak ASCII
Micro-Trak Data Card
New Holland
RDS / Satloc
lFarmers Software: FarmHMS 1.1need to set up spatial data tables (MapInfo)need to set up spatial data tables (MapInfo)need to set up spatial data tables (MapInfo)need to set up spatial data tables (MapInfo)mlmlDBF,
CSV
llllrequired to write code required to write code FarmLabrequired to write code l
Farmers Software: SoilRxlllbothlllnollbothlnolat/long
UTM
(numerous others)
MapInfo files (.TAB), ESRI (.SHP) Farmers Software: SoilRxllnonononononoFarmers Software: SoilRxnonononomlllDBF, CSV, MIFllllnomay be customizednonol
John Deere Greenstar: JDMap 2.12nolnobothnononononolrasternonolat/long
ASCIIJohn Deere Greenstar: JDMap 2.12nononononoJohn Deere Greenstar SystemJohn Deere Greenstar SystemnoJohn Deere Greenstar: JDMap 2.12nonononomnomnononononomnonononono
Linnet Geomatics: Croplands-The Systemlllbothllllllvectorlllat/long
UTM
State Plane
(numerous others)
most formatsLinnet Geomatics: Croplands-The Systemllllllany yield monitor datalLinnet Geomatics: Croplands-The Systemllllllllmost formatslllllllll
Mapinfo: MapInfo Professional 5.0lllbothlllnoadditional plug-inlvectorlraster to vectorlat/long
UTM
(numerous others)
DXF, MIF, GIF, TIFF, BMP, ASCII, DBF, XLS, MDB, MapInfo: MapInfo Professional 5.0lllllnoASCIIlMapInfo: MapInfo Professional 5.0required to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesllmlDBF,
CSV
lllnononononono
Micro Design Technologies: LandMapper IIllmbothllnonononobothnonomBMP, JPEG, GIFMicro Design Technologies: LandMapper IIllnonononononoMicro Design Technologies: LandMapper IImmmmlnomnoDBFnonononononononono
MicroImages: TNTlite 6.1lllbothllllllbothlllat/long
UTM
(numerous others)
DXF, ArcView shape, DLG, DBF, ASCII, CSV, MIF, .E00 (lots of other formats available)MicroImages: TNTlite 6.1lllllnoASCIIlMicroImages: TNTlite 6.1required to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesllllDBF,
CSV
llllrequired to write code required to write code required to write code required to write code required to write code
MicroImages: TNTmips 6.1lllbothllllllbothlllat/long
UTM
(numerous others)
DXF, ArcView shape, DLG, DBF, ASCII, CSV, MIF, .E00 (lots of other formats availableMicroImages: TNTmips 6.1lllllnoASCII, AgLeaderlMicroImages: TNTmips 6.1required to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesrequired to setup database tablesllllDBF,
CSV, TAB
llllrequired to write code required to write code required to write code required to write code required to write code
Prairie Agri Photo: U Count 1.34llmbothlnononononorasternononoBMPPrairie Agri Photo: U Count 1.34llnonononononoPrairie Agri Photo: U Count 1.34nononononononononononononononononono
Prairie Agri Photo: The Bottom Line 2.3nononononononononononononononoPrairie Agri Photo: The Bottom Line 2.3nonononononononoPrairie Agri Photo: The Bottom Line 2.3mmmnomnomnonononononolnononono
RDI: AgMapp GIS 2.10lllbothllllnolvectorlnolat/long
UTM
State Plane
BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PCX, MapInfo
Surfer
AgMapp Farm
RDI: AgMapp GIS 2.10lllllnoAgLeader
CASE IH
Harvest Master
JDMap
Micro-Trak
RDS / Satloc
lRDI: AgMapp GIS 2.10llmmllllDBFllmmnonolnol
RDS: Precision Farmingnolmbothnononononolrasternonolat/longASCIIRDS: Precision FarmingnononononoRDS Yield MonitorRDS, ASCIIlRDS: Precision Farmingnonononommmnonononommnonononom
RT Cyster & Associates: PinPoint for Agriculturellmbothllnonononovectorlnolat/longDXF, DGN, BMPCyster & Associates: PinPoint for AgriculturellllnonononoCyster & Associates: PinPoint for AgriculturellllllllASCIInonononolnononono
SIGA: SigaField 5.51- Field RegisterllmbothllnonononovectornononoPCXSIGA: SigaField 5.51- Field RegisternonononolnononoSIGA: SigaField 5.51- Field Registerlllllnolmulti-client versionnolnomnolnononono
SIGA: SigaField 5.51 Management PlusllmbothllnonononovectornononoPCXSIGA: SigaField 5.51 Management PlusnonononolnoRDSnoSIGA: SigaField 5.51 Management Pluslllllllmulti-client versionnolnomnolnononono
SIGA: SigaField 5.51- FertilizationnononobothnononononononononononoSIGA: SigaField 5.51- FertilizationnonononononononoSIGA: SigaField 5.51- Fertilizationnonononolnolmulti-client versionnononomnollmlno
SSI: Agvance Precision Pak 3.0lllimperialllllmlbothlmlat/long
UTM
(numerous other formats)
MapInfo, Rockwell, SGIS, ArcView shape, Ag Navigator (numerous others)SSI: Agvance Precision Pak 3.0lllllnoAgLeader (advanced, basic)
Micro-Tak
Case IH
JDMap
Ag Navigator
lSSI: Agvance Precision Pak 3.0llnolllllDBFlllllllll
SST: SSToolbox 3.1lllbothlllluses Surferlbothlllat/long
UTM
(numerous other formats)
DXF, MapInfo formats, AgNavigator (.fif, .pts, .pdt), FieldLink, Atlas (.bna), SGIS, AgView (numerous other formats)SST: SSToolbox 3.1lllnolnoAg Leader Advanced (.txt)
JDMap (.txt)
MicroTrak (.txt, .mty, .dbf)
Ag Navigator (.yif)
HarvestMaster (.txt) RDS, AGCO (txt)
lSST: SSToolbox 3.1need to set up database tablesneed to set up database tablesneed to set up database tablesneed to set up database tablesmmllDBFlllllllnol
SST: SSToolkit 3.1lllbothllllnolbothlnolat/long
UTM
(numerous other formats)
DXF, MapInfo formats, AgNavigator (.fif, .pts, .pdt), FieldLink, Atlas (.bna), SGIS, AgView (numerous other formats)SST: SSToolkit 3.1lllnolnoAg Leader Advanced (.txt)
JDMap (.txt)
MicroTrak (.txt, .mty, .dbf)
Ag Navigator (.yif)
HarvestMaster (.txt)
lSST: SSToolkit 3.1need to set up database tablesneed to set up database tablesneed to set up database tablesneed to set up database tablesmmlnoDBFlllllnolnono
Zeneca: Achieve Field Management Program 2.0llmbothllnonononovectorlnonoBMPZeneca: Achieve Field Management Program 2.0llnononononolZeneca: Achieve Field Management Program 2.0llbin inventoryllnomnoCSVnonononollnonono

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