New Features for SprayLogger

Pressure Monitoring

You can now give your applicators the ability to monitor pressure as they spray. Pressure monitoring is used to ensure your equipment is operating properly and the application is in line with your spray rig calibration.

All E3 Series SprayLoggers can be optionally configured to include a dedicated pressure sensor port. The complete pressure package comes with a pressure sensor, wiring and configuration. For more details, send us an email at solutions@agterra.com, or give us a call at (307) 673-1050.

View Job Data Directly in GIS Applications

SprayLogger job data can now be served directly to GIS software such as ArcGIS Pro and QGIS. This optional paid service gives you an additional way to securely share application maps and every spray detail for one or many spray jobs.

To implement this web feature service, SprayLogger administrators select the desired jobs and generate a GIS access code to share with those they choose. End users, whether a SprayLogger customer or not, then use the code to pull job data into GIS software that supports the Web Feature Service (WFS) protocol. Spray and no-spray lines as well as corresponding data are automatically uploaded to the GIS project without the need to manually export and transfer shapefiles.

The WFS sharing method is available for FoggerLogger jobs as well. To learn more about WFS Service, email us at solutions@agterra.com, or give us a call at (307) 673-1050.

10 Features Bet You Didn’t Know

Simultaneous Mapping 10

Obtain maximum mapping efficiency with our trailblazing Simultaneous Mapping. This feature, unique among mapping apps, lets you record two lines or polygons at the same time using GPS. You can additionally draw any object by hand and add or edit forms all while you continue to record.

9 Add Any Form to Any Map Object

What do you do if you head out into the field to check on the plant cover for a particular section of your rangeland only to come across an invasive weed? With most field data gathering apps, you would have to stop your GPS tracking, exit your rangeland cover project and load your weed survey project. Then, when you’re done documenting the weed, you’d have to go back into your rangeland cover project and start up a new GPS polygon. It’s enough to make you want to go back to paper forms!

MapItFast is designed to work the way field workers do, with the flexibility to adjust to what the conditions demand. That’s why MapItFast allows you to attach any form to any object across your projects. So, you can survey the weed you found while still GPS tracking your range area. Read the Docs

Dispatch Services 8

Our newest optional plugin for MapItFast, Dispatch capability is functional for our Web and Apple users. Create work orders and assign them to specific map locations. Then dispatch specific crew members to those locations. The handy Dispatch dashboard shows cases color coded by status. Administrators can follow cases for the whole team and see progress in real-time. Users can easily see all the cases assigned to them, and quickly submit work order forms and mark cases as completed.

7 Add Location Awareness to Forms

Let’s say your field team needs to reference geographic information from objects they are mapping. Strider components give them the ability to capture location-specific information from any form. The captured values can be viewed in the field and included in automated reports.

The GeoPoint Widget allows you to capture the latitude, longitude, elevation, and GPS accuracy for your current location and display it in your form.

MapItFast Lookup is a custom calculation function that can be added to text fields to pull in title, description, length, and area for lines and polygons, in either metric or imperial units.

Read the Docs
Email Reports From the Field 6

When you create printable reports for your Strider form, you get an automatically generated report for each submission. These reports print beautifully and are email-ready for easy sharing. In fact, you can set up your forms to automatically send reports by email when the form is submitted, whether at the office or in the field.

You can design your form to email pre-determined addresses, or let users choose different recipients for each submission using text or select fields. Strider’s powerful conditional logic even lets you control whether a report is sent every time a form is submitted or only when certain form fields are filled out.

5 Auto-Calculate Distance and Area

MapItFast uses your device’s built-in GPS capability to register precise location information for all your map objects. Simply tap on a completed object from MapItFast Web or the App and instantly see longitude, latitude, and elevation for points, distance for lines, and area for polygons.

Note: Objects drawn by hand do not get an associated elevation value. This can be a handy way to differentiate objects obtained by GPS versus those that were drawn when viewing their attributes on the web or mobile devices. Read the Docs

Quick-Add map Objects 4

With MapItfast’s Data Dictionaries, you can create presets for commonly used types of point, line, or polygon. Set the name, choose a marker icon and design the line and fill style for objects that you create frequently. Simply select your preset when you create the object, and all this detail is filled in for you.
Read the Docs

3 Copy to New Project

Your field work is about mapping, not project organization. With MapItFast’s Copy to Project functionality, there is no need to scroll through your list of projects to find just the right one. Simply start a new project and get mapping. Once you’re back in the office, you can use the handy lasso tool in MapItFast Web to select your mapped objects and copy them over to your master project.

Another use for the copy to project feature is to isolate types of object. For instance, you can maintain a master project with all locations and details for your entire weed survey. If you want to view just the Canada Thistle, for example, you can select all the weed objects, sort your selection by name, and de-select all but the Canada Thistle. Then copy the these objects to a new project to see the expanse of just this one type of weed.

Read the Docs

Split Polygons and Add Donuts 2

Land use evolves, and your mapping needs to keep up. Perhaps you have decided to divide a field into two separate plots. Or maybe you’ve established a reclamation area within an existing site. Rather than head out in the field to re-map your new boundaries, you can use MapItFast Web to modify your existing polygon objects.

To use the Split function, draw a line that completely crosses the polygon following the new boundary between them. MapItFast will turn your single object into two separate ones, which you can rename, edit and even move independently.

To extract an area from within a polygon, select the Add Donut function. Draw a polygon following the lines of your new sub-area. MapItFast will update your existing polygon to omit the area you draw.

1 Active Map Triggers

Get visual updates on shared MapItFast projects in real-time with Active Map Triggers. Records in any Strider from can be enabled with a trigger so that when a user changes and entry, MapItFast displays the status change automatically by modifying the appearance of the associated map object.

Change the icon for a point to indicate a potential problem or change the color of a polygon to show users that the area has been surveyed.

Now administrators can indicate objects that need attention, and field workers can inform the home office when tasks have been completed, visually and all in real-time.

Quick Tips for SprayLogger Reporting

You’ve got your spray data logged. Now it’s time to show off a job well done!

Take a couple of minutes to refresh your memory with these Quick Tips from The AgTerra Academy and start producing detailed reports from SprayLogger.

How to edit spray jobs from the SprayLogger website

How to export data from SprayLogger

How to generate reports in SprayLogger

Four signs you need a new phone or tablet

Four signs you need a new phone or tablet

As more and more mobile devices are being equipped with longer battery life and better internal components, we’ve noticed users are hanging onto their devices longer and longer. Unfortunately, the world of mobile device manufacturers and app developers continue to move at a breakneck pace, making many phones and tablets nearly obsolete in just a few years. If you’ve been hanging onto a device that is several years old but still seems to do the job, read on to see if it might be a candidate for an upgrade.

1. You can't upgrade to the latest operating system

Once your device no longer receives updates from the manufacturer, it means that the device is reaching the end of its life. If a phone or tablet is more than one or two operating systems behind the latest one, there’s a good chance the manufacturer no longer supports your device.  You will find that apps don’t work as well as they used to on the device, or that you can’t install certain apps at all.

This Wikipedia article shows the latest supported operating systems for Android. If your device is on Version 6.0 or earlier and you do not have an option to update the device, you will want to consider upgrading.

Apple users will want to make sure their devices are on iOS version 12.3.1 or greater. This article shows the current supported and discontinued versions.

Latest Operating System Versions

Android: 9.0

iOS: 12.3.2

2. You can't install security patches

If you are no longer receiving operating system updates, it also means that your device isn’t receiving security updates to keep your device and data safe. This is especially important for those who travel and often connect to public Wi-Fi connections.

3. Apps seem to crash more often

App developers can’t support every operating system out there, so they usually focus on optimizing apps for the latest ones. If you notice apps are running slower than normal or even crashing on your device, it’s a sign that your phone or tablet has fallen behind and can no longer support the more advanced features built into today’s apps.

4. The battery life isn't what it used to be

A telltale sign – and often the most frustrating – is shorter battery life. If it feels like you have to constantly keep your phone or tablet tethered to a charging cable, it’s a sign that your device is getting old.

Even if your device has a removable battery, you can use the telltale signs mentioned above to help you determine whether or not it’s a good idea to replace the battery or replace the device altogether.

Recommended Devices

Samsung devices are highly recommended, however not all Samsung devices are created equal. While there are several lower-cost models on the market today, the smaller price tag often means low-quality internal components leading to a poor user experience. Try to stick with higher-end models when possible.

Devices that have been tested and proven with MapItFast and Strider

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Strider’s Active Map Triggers

Active Map Triggers

Active map triggers give administrators and users a visual way to stay up-to-date on shared MapItFast projects. The trigger indicates a status change by modifying the appearance of map objects as forms get updated in the field. Now administrators can indicate objects that need attention, and field workers can inform the home office when tasks have been completed, all in real-time.

Active map triggers are are easy to implement from the Strider website. Follow the steps below to set up a map trigger:

  1. Active map triggers use a data field in a Strider form to change the icon type or color of an object on the map. First, decide which field will “trigger” the change and design your form accordingly.

    Tip: Active map triggers work best with a question that has a list of ‘select_one’ choices. This will ensure that your trigger is consistent each time the form is filled out.

  2. Upload the form to Strider and make sure that it is MapItFast enabled. By default, new forms are only Strider enabled. To change this, click ‘Edit’ next to the form name in Form Management and change the Type from “Strider” to “MapItFast and Strider.”

  3. Go to Active Map Triggers under the Forms & Reports tab in Strider. Click the ‘Create New’ button to add your new trigger and set its properties.

  4. Set the parameters for your new map trigger.

    • Symbology Trigger Name: Give your trigger a name
    • Form Name: Choose the form that contains the question you wish to use as the trigger
    • Form Data Field: find the database name of the desired question
    • Value: Once you select the form data field, all applicable values will be populated in the table below. Click on the point icon, polygon and line color boxes to change them to your desired icon/color for each value.

    FinalChoices

  5. Make sure to save your trigger. Now, as forms are filled out in MapItFast, map objects will change to match these settings.

  6. Open the MapItFast app and wait about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the active map trigger settings are synced from the server.

  7. Tap on a point, line or polygon and then Add Form. Choose the appropriate form from the list and fill it out. After you have saved the form, wait a moment for the icon to change. The icon or object will change to match what was assigned in the Active Map Triggers page in Strider.

    Note: It will take a moment for the icon and colors to change after the form is saved. This is usually a matter of seconds on the website and slightly longer on the app.

Notes

  • Each map icon will display the most recent map trigger applied. For example, if two forms are set up with map triggers and an object has a record filled out for each form, it will change to match the trigger associated with the form that was last saved or edited.
  • Only one map trigger may currently be associated with a form at a time. Additional triggers, if added, will not work in MapItFast.

Check out the video below for a complete tutorial on Active Map Triggers

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SprayLogger Calibration

Calibrate your SprayLogger

Watch the video below to see how to calibrate your SprayLogger.

SprayLogger by AgTerra

pesticide application mapping and detailed reporting made simple

SprayLogger is an easy to use hardware and software system that automatically gathers application information. Simple to install, yet packed with powerful features, SprayLogger may be retrofitted on trucks, ATVs, watercraft, backpacks or other spray rigs and generates live, viewable maps and reports for every spray job. SprayLogger is simply the easiest way to generate professional application maps and reports without changing the way you spray. Now you can quickly exceed federal, state, and customer mapping and reporting requirements while avoiding the hassle and errors typically associated with making maps and filling out reports by hand.

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Basemaps and Layersets

Working with Layers and Basemaps

Updated – April 2019

With MapItFast, you can integrate Google Earth KMZ files or shapefiles into your projects. In fact you can build your own basemaps that work offline to serve as a reference while you map objects and collect data. Learn more about MapItFast objects, layers and basemaps to determine what works best for your projects and to pick up a few tips and tricks.

MapItFast Objects

MapItFastObjects are the most interactive type of map feature. Objects can be queried, selected, and edited. Users can tap on a point, line, polygon or photo to view a pop-up window with the object’s attributes. Attributes can be modified by changing the object name, description, or by adding a Strider form. If a user has “Edit’ capabilities within a project, he or she may move a point object or adjust vertices on lines and polygon objects. Because MapItFast objects are vector based and can potentially contain a large number of attributes, MapItFast limits users to 1,000 objects per import and 5,000 total objects in a single project. Exceeding this number could result in an unresponsive web browser, mobile application, or both. If you’re working with large shapefiles, it is a good idea to split the data into separate projects or consider creating a layerset or custom basemap with the data instead.

 

Layers

Layers are map overlays that lay on top of any basemap.  Layers may be vector datasets such as shapefiles that associate attributes with map features/objects or raster datasets such as a georectified maps from a third party.  Layers of either type can be stacked on top of each other to serve as a layerset overlaid onto a basemap. Layers are useful when you want to view points, lines and/or polygons as an additional reference layer on a map and set to display differently at different zoom levels.

In MapItFast, basemaps are the bottom layer, layersets are in the middle, and map objects are displayed on top.

Basemaps

Basemaps are individual images of a map (called tiles) generated at a particular resolution and stitched together to create a seamless map. Map tiles make it possible for mobile devices to rapidly access and deliver map images. Basemaps in MapItFast can be viewed online (i.e. streamed via a data connection) or offline (i.e. accessed from the device’s SD card). For users who want to go beyond the default basemap options in MapItFast, custom basemaps are a powerful and customizable option. Custom basemaps are excellent for viewing maps with a lot of cartographic content or aerial imagery. They are created as “tile sets” at multiple zoom levels so that the map image is rapidly rendered for the user with optimum clarity. MapItFast accepts two file formats for custom basemaps: MIFzip and MBTiles.

Advantages and Disadvantages

What type of spatial map data you use with MapItFast is driven by your particular needs.  To help you determine what is best, below are the advantages and disadvantages with each data type:

MapItFast Objects

   Advantages:

  • Objects contain detailed attributes
  • May be edited, queried, and deleted
  • Available online or offline

   Disadvantages:

  • Large datasets will bog down the device
  • Unique symbology must be applied using data dictionaries
  • Difficult to use for displaying rich cartographic content

The following file types can be uploaded as MapItFast objects: Shapefile, KMZ, or GPX.

Online Layers

Advantages:

  • Useful for overlaying different data types on top of any basemap
  • Can be activated in any MapItFast project
  • May be controlled through user permissions
  • Can be used with larger datasets
  • Can be stacked to form layersets
  • Can be uniquely colored and labeled on an attribute
  • Available online or offline

   Disadvantages:

  • Displayed layers cannot be queried
  • Attribute identification is limited to labeling on one attribute and coloring on another
  • Labels may appear jumbled or get cut off due to the rasterization and tiling of the layersets. This is most predominant in line and polygon layers. If label placement is important, consider building a custom offline layerset.
  • Online layers must be cached in advance if needed during offline use

Online layersets require a file in shapefile format.

Custom Basemaps and Offline Layers

Advantages:

  • Useful for displaying detailed mapping data over large geographic areas
  • Label placement can be customized
  • Fast and responsive
  • Offline-ready

   Disadvantages:

  • Can be very large in size (i.e. several GB); may require using an external SD card on your device
  • Building offline layersets and basemaps requires third party software
  • Processing time for the tile package can take anywhere from a few minutes to several days.

Offline basemaps must be processed into a MIFzip or the commonly available MBTiles format. 

Vector layers are accepted in KMZ or shapefile format.  Note that shapefiles are imported by combining the *.shp, *.shx, *.dbf, and (optionally) *.prj files into a *.zip file.  Also note that data must be in GCS WGS84 or UTM projection.  Raster layers are accepted as MIFzip or the commonly available MBTiles format.

Tips and Tricks

Get started quickly using objects, layers and basemaps.  Below are some tips and tricks.

MapItFast Objects

Use the device or a Bluetooth GPS to map points, lines and polygons or to place a geophoto.  Simply use a quick tap on the appropriate icon on your device.  You can also draw a point, line or polygon object by using a long press on the appropriate icon on your device or by clicking on the icon on the MapItFast web client.

The following file types can be uploaded as MapItFast objects: Shapefile, KMZ, or GPX.

Online and Offline Layers

Raster Layers:

The most convenient way to upload raster layers are as MBTiles image format.  Many third party software programs are available for this including MapBox and CalTopo.  Google MBTiles to learn more.  These are brought into MapItFast the same way as vector layers described above.  Raster layers are not supported in online mode.

Online and Offline Layers

Vector Layers:

For shapefiles, make sure that your data is in GCS WGS84 or UTM projection format.  Zip the shp, shx and dbf files together.  Include the prj file if it is available.  KMZ files may be brought in directly.  When using the a mobile device, save these files to your storage (preferably to your SD if available), select “Basemaps and Overlays” under the settings menu and follow instructions.  When using the web mapping client, select the layers icon at the top and follow instructions.  Vector layers are supported in online and offline mode.  Access to individual online layers may also be controlled under user permissions.

Online and Offline Basemaps

MBTiles are an excellent way to build your own custom basemaps that can be use in online or offline mode.  Many third party programs including MapBox and CalTopo are available for doing this.  Simply Google “MBTiles” to learn more.  MBTiles may be brought in directly in the same manner as layers described above.  Like raster layers, basemaps are not supported in online mode but are available in offline mode once uploaded to a device’s storage (preferably an SD card).

Any map built in Esri’s ArcGIS may be converted to MBTiles format to use in MapItFast.  This includes GeoPDF files that are uploaded into ArcGIS and converted to MBTiles.  If you are interested in doing this, contact AgTerra for a converter tool.

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AgTerra’s Timeline

AgTerra Through the Years

Our Story
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Today

Our Story

The month of March marks a new year for AgTerra. Fifteen years have come and gone, and now we’re on our 16th year! What better way to celebrate than with a trip down memory lane?  As a company that has always been rooted in the technology world, AgTerra has had its fair share of successes and failures, both of which has made the company what it is today. Whether it was developing a new reporting system or upgrading components on our hardware, each accomplishment and stumbling block was driven by a single commitment:

To help customers solve problems, both in the field and in the office.

 

 

2003

The Beginnings

AgTerra was started in March 2003 by Alan Telck. The office was based out of an old sugar mill in Sheridan, Wyoming.

(Our very first logo!)

2004

New Connections

AgTerra became an ESRI partner, paving the way for software and hardware collaboration with GIS data collection solutions. At the time, ArcPad devices were being used by AgTerra’s customers to collect spatial data for their AgTrac systems.

 

 

 

2004 cont’d

New Faces

Joe Campbell also came on the team in 2004 as one of AgTerra’s first full-time programmers. Joe is celebrating his 15-year work anniversary this year!

2006

Adventures with WriteTEQ

In early 2006, AgTerra introduced WriteTEQ as an innovative solution for customers to digitally preserve notes taken in the field.

The WriteTEQ system consisted of a specially designed pen that recorded microdots on a paper form. At the end of the day, the pen was placed in a dock that transferred the data to a computer where the data then had to be verified before it was transferred to the user’s desired database system.

Although the system performed well on many accounts, the verification process was time-intensive and ultimately led to the discontinuation of WriteTEQ in 2013.

 

 

2009

SprayLogger Makes its Debut

The original SprayLogger boxes read off of a turbine flow sensor and required a keypad for entering applicator, equipment, target and tank mix information. A data shuttle was used to transfer spray data between the box and a computer. It sounds like a lot of work to us now!

 

 

2012

Easier Mapping with MapItFast

GIS mapping software had made great strides over the years, however it was still quite cumbersome and complicated for field personnel. Taking feedback from customers and colleagues, AgTerra  set out to develop a truly easy-to-use mapping solution. In 2012, MapItFast was born.

 

2012 cont’d

Forms Go Digital

The discontinuation of WriteTEQ led to the release of AgTerra’s new Strider Forms and Reporting system. Users could now fill out forms on a mobile device and send the data directly to a database.

Strider was initially developed as a standalone product, but as more and more customers discovered the value of MapItFast, AgTerra realized that merging the mapping element with Strider forms would create a truly powerful field data collection system.

Today, Strider and MapItFast provide the all-in-one package that customers have come to rely on for all of their spatial and tabular data collection needs.

2013

End of the Turbine Era

Original SprayLogger boxes used turbine flow sensors, which were prone to sticking and malfunctions. In 2013, AgTerra moved to electromagnetic flow sensors made by Sika, which not only eliminated sticking issues caused by the mechanical turbine but also resulted in more accurate flow readings. Electromagnetic flow sensors are still used with today’s SprayLogger boxes.

 

 

 

2015

Making Moves

AgTerra moved out of the sugar beet facility and into a new office building on Memorial Day 2015. The team is still enjoying their new “digs,” which are located within walking distance of historic downtown Sheridan, Wyoming.

Actual view from Google Maps – logo added for authenticity!

 

2017

Expanding the Product Line

AgTerra introduced two new hardware products in 2017: SprayLogger Backpack and SnapMapper.

The backpack version of SprayLogger was a small box designed to be carried with applicators doing spot spray work in the field. It was designed to track the low flow rates and smaller chemical amounts typically associated with backpack applications.

SnapMapper was initially developed for use on harvest equipment, however due to its universal functionality, it was ultimately marketed as a quick and easy mapping solution for a wide array of applications. The SnapMapper product can map points and lines using a switch or trigger on any piece of equipment.

2018

Making the Best Better

Last year saw tons of new developments in AgTerra’s software and hardware, including a FoggerLogger unit for mosquito abatement application, an easy online form builder for Strider and a new user interface for the SprayLogger website.

 

Today

Sixteen Years and Going Strong

AgTerra continues to work every day to create solutions for our customers. Here’s to another sixteen years!

Christmas Photo 2018
Alan Telck (far left) loves Christmas photos almost as much as he loves his coffee!

16 Years of Digital Reporting and Mapping

AgTerra Technologies

Sixteen Years Aiding Natural Resource Professionals in the Field

Technology looked a lot different sixteen years ago. The Internet was still in its infancy, Facebook did not exist and mobile computers were primitive. When AgTerra Technologies started in 2003, the company’s primary product was AgTrac, a record-keeping application designed specifically for ag-based customers. Users relied on slow, clunky Windows Pocket PC and ArcPad devices to collect information in the field and data was uploaded through SD cards.

Tablets and smartphones have evolved significantly over the last ten years, however the concept gathering accurate data while users are on-site has not changed. AgTerra’s developments have always been guided by customer needs and experiences. It is why the company currently leads the way in simplifying mapping on mobile devices and eliminating the work and mistakes involved with uploading, accessing and collaborating with data. AgTerra’s SprayLogger hardware and software system has become recognized as the best pesticide record-keeping system available for pesticide applicators and vegetation managers.

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The First Steps

In the search for solutions to simplify field data collection, AgTerra came across a product that merged both traditional and futuristic data collection in what looked like a fairly ordinary pen. This pen marked the beginning of a data collection solution dubbed WriteTEQ. Specialized pens were used with paper forms printed with “microdots,” tiny dots indiscernible to the naked eye. Users would fill out forms and then place the pen in a dock at the end of the day where the data would be transferred to a computer.

While exciting in concept, WriteTEQ posed some challenges for field users and office employees alike. The data transfer process did not always go smoothly and what data did come through required additional verification to ensure that all handwriting was accurately converted to digital format. These downfalls, paired with the expense of costly pens and fees involved with licensing, led to the eventual phasing out of WriteTEQ.

WriteTEQ pens converted handwritten words to digital text.
WriteTEQ pens converted handwritten words to digital text.

Mapping a Better Way

Field surveys and observations in agriculture and natural resources are nearly always associated to an object that can be mapped, such as a field boundary, roadway, or the location of a new weed. But electronic mapping can be data-intensive and difficult for many people to learn. Understanding its importance in the industry and the demand for easy-to-use tools, AgTerra began developing its own mapping software in the late 2000s and launched the release of MapItFast in 2012. MapItFast made it possible to use a single tap to GPS the locations of objects onto a map.

At the same time, a better way to collect attributes or data on mapped objects to upload into databases was needed. WriteTEQ developments were re-purposed to mobile devices and Strider, the forms and reporting system customers know today, was born. AgTerra continues to develop these core products alongside the rapidly-changing landscape of mobile and cloud-based data collection. Developments include seamless data syncing across web and mobile devices, emailable and printable PDF reports, GIS and tabular data export options, REST API support for third party databases, and integrated datalogging hardware. For the field user, it all starts with “One Tap to Map”!

SprayLogger: A Game Changer for Pesticide Record-keeping

Before long, AgTerra found its customer base growing from solely ag-based clients to other businesses and agencies working in the natural resource industry. Pesticide applicators found MapItFast particularly suitable for weed mapping but wondered if there might be any way to automate spray application mapping and records automated on spray rig operations.  AgTerra’s developers accepted the challenge and introduced SprayLogger as a record-keeping system specifically for weed and pest applicators.

SprayLogger uniquely combined hardware and software and gave pesticide applicators a way to simplify digital record-keeping and accountability for their yearly spray jobs.  The early SprayLogger boxes were large and cumbersome to install; requiring several additional accessories to work correctly.  Applicators had to use a special keypad for entering applicator, tank mix and target pest information and a separate GPS unit to gather location data.  When a spray job was completed, applicators used a “data shuttle” to manually transfer spray jobs to the computer.

While the technology wasn’t perfect, weed and pest operations soon discovered SprayLogger added a whole new level of capability to their operations, reducing tedious record-keeping and allowing more time for spraying.  “More Spray Time and Less Desk Time!”  It didn’t take long for word to spread across Wyoming, neighboring states, and eventually across the US as well as Canada.

Increased demand lead to improvements to the system.  The SprayLogger system has had numerous improvements since it first made its debut in 2009. Some notable enhancements include the ability to automatically sync spray data to a cloud-based database, ability to map and record multiple booms, and a more streamlined box and integration with MapItFast and Strider. The full list of improvements is simply too long to list here! Check out all the features on on current E3B model.

Today, SprayLogger works on any spray rig on the market today, from trucks, ATVs, hy-rail equipment and even backpacks.  See this comparison chart for more information on SnapMapper, FoggerLogger, and Backpack Lite.

We Couldn't Have Done This Without You

From the beginning, our mission has been to provide our customers with powerful, affordable, efficient solutions for mapping and data collection while focusing on ease of use and delivering extraordinary customer service. None of this would have been possible without the relationship we have built with our customers and the feedback we receive.

To all of our customers, thank you for working with us. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you. For those of you who are not yet part of the AgTerra story, give us a call. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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SprayLogger 2019 Improvements

Introducing the 2019 SprayLogger E3B

The 2018 SprayLogger E3B was a giant leap in technology for the spray application industry. AgTerra has continued this innovation by listening to our customers and implementing improvements that make our latest box even easier to use. See what’s new in the 2019 SprayLogger E3B:

      • Increased fault tolerance to electrical spikes up to 48 volts
      • Vehicle direct power capable (no need for a power inverter)
      • Power out boom ports for manual shutoff valves and handgun spraying
      • Metered flow ports for micro-injection tanks
      • Ad hoc tank mix creation by applicators from the app
      • Multi-tank volume countdown or count-up in app
      • Application volume adjustment from the app

With these new enhancements, installation of a new SprayLogger E3B is easier than ever. Applicators will also be excited to learn they can now switch between counting up or counting down chemical usage, that they can create custom tank mixes in-app, and that they can even add volume adjustments to their reports. All of these improvements have been made at the suggestions of the men and women who use AgTerra products.

In-App Ad Hoc Tank Mix Window

2019 SprayLogger E3B Improvements

FeatureNotes
Internal 48 Volt Auto-Reset FuseIncreased fault tolerance against electrical spikes
12V Automotive System CompliantSprayLoggers may now be powered directly from vehicle power and no longer require a power inverter
Power Out Boom PortsDecreases external wiring requirement to vehicle power for manual shutoff valves and handgun spray detection
Metered Flow PortsCalibrated flow ports for micro-injection tank systems
Ad Hoc Tank MixApplicators may create custom tank mixes from the app
Volume CountdownChemical usage may be viewed as volume count up or countdown
Field Gallon AdjustmentApplicators may adjust gallon usage report from field

2018 SprayLogger E3B : A Giant Leap Forward

If you still haven’t made the jump yet to the new SprayLogger E3B system, the time is now! Introduced in 2018, AgTerra made massive improvements to SprayLogger with the release of the E3B. Proven and field tested for over a year on thousands of jobs on and off road, the SprayLogger E3B is the most reliable and comprehensive pesticide application monitoring system on the market at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.  Some of the 2018 updates include:

  • Powerful Bluetooth chip for strong connections
  • Memory backup via a dedicated on-board drive
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Internal component protection against outside electrical surges
  • Direct power port for power directly from vehicle
  • High data capture accuracy via a 1.2GHz quad core processor and dedicated RAM
  • Manufactured in the USA in a ISO900 rated facility with an IP65 rating for high vibration, water resistance, dust resistance and durability for an extended life expectancy

AgTerra continually strives to bring the very best products to the pesticide application industry. With SprayLogger you can:

  • Automatically generate detailed pesticide application maps and reports showing spray and no-spray tracks with complete job application details
  • Determine exact pesticide usage reports for any given location
  • View boom section spray pattern area for one or many boom sections while spraying to avoid overlap and skips
  • Calculate total acres sprayed and distance covered on every job
  • Export, or automatically integrate with any GIS based software
  • Keep all jobs in one central location with nothing to manually transfer

To learn more about SprayLogger and what it can do for your operation, please click here.

FoggerLogger: A SprayLogger Solution for Mosquito Abatement

FoggerLogger from AgTerra is the ULV fogging, mapping and reporting solution that works side-by-side with your existing equipment. Recording a job is incredibly easy. FoggerLogger gives applicators the power to create jobs right from the field in seconds, increasing productivity and saving office staff valuable time. All application details are automatically tracked along with a map created showing every detail of the application. All jobs are securely available in your private online account for viewing, exporting and printing when you pull into the shop. Paper reporting is eliminated and you are able to retrieve and share permanently stored jobs with others immediately or at a later date.

Some hardware specifications for FoggerLogger are:

  • Powerful Bluetooth chip for strong connections
  • Memory backup via a dedicated on-board drive
  • Over-the-air firmware updates
  • Internal component protection against outside electrical surges
  • Direct power port for power directly from vehicle
  • High data capture accuracy via a 1.2GHz quad core processor and dedicated RAM
  • Manufactured in the USA in a ISO900 rated facility with an IP65 rating for high vibration, water resistance, dust resistance and durability for an extended life expectancy
  • Field testing for over a year on thousands of jobs

For more information about FoggerLogger, please click here.

Get the most advanced pesticide record keeping system on the market.

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For well over a decade AgTerra has enabled natural resource professionals to simplify data collection and reporting while delivering greater value to their customers.  How can we help you?  Contact us today for a FREE demo and let us help you learn how easy and affordable our technology can be for your workforce and operations.

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