A new web-based conversion tool is set to make it easier for farmers to use geodata such as field boundaries across different brands of vehicle guidance systems.
The tool, developed by German farm software specialist FarmFacts and machinery manufacturer AGCO, enables growers to convert geodata including waylines and field boundaries, so that it can be used in AGCO products.
Powered by Fuse, the Next Farming Wayline Converter produces data that is compatible with the Auto-Guide and Auto-Guide 3000 systems available on AGCO’s Challenger, Massey Ferguson and Valtra tractors and harvesters, and the equivalent Fendt VarioGuide system.
The conversion tool complements the Next Farming cloud-based farm management system developed by FarmFacts and is available initially on an exclusive basis to FarmFacts and AGCO customers.
Other guidance providers are being invited to join as partners for the converter tool, which can be accessed on the Wayline website.
AGCO promotes an ‘open’ approach to its Fuse Technologies suite of precision farming products to encourage seamless integration and connectivity to the benefit of customers.
Central to that strategy is a partnering model whereby AGCO seeks agreements with other trusted providers in the agriculture industry to facilitate connections.
The geodata converter is said to be one of the first of its kind for the agricultural industry.