Boundary and guidance line management
Boundary and guidance lines in the Land tool
Boundaries and guidance lines are key to running AutoTrac™ guidance or Section Control in the field. In complex and busy situations, failures occur and work is not executed as expected. The creation of boundaries and guidance lines upfront reduces setup time in the field. It also ensures a consistent data set across different machines. Boundaries can be recorded with a machine display and then uploaded into John Deere Operations Center™ application.
- Upload of boundaries from machine display or in shapefile format (e.g., from subsidy application program)
- Manual draw and correction of boundaries
- Managing of boundary set (interior boundaries and exterior boundaries)
- Creation of AB lines to perform AutoTrac
By preparing boundaries and guidance lines in the office upfront, field work starts faster.
Product and tank mix management
Tank mix generation in the Product tool
John Deere machine displays have a documentation functionality in base to record field work. The correct setup of field work in the display ensures high-quality documentation data. These data can be used later for reporting and analysis. One part of the setup is products (like seed variety, chemicals, or fertilizer) and tank mixes for application work. Manual entry of these items on the machine display is time consuming and spelling mistakes might occur. To reduce number of failures, products and tank mixes can be created prior the season in the office. This ensures quick and correct setup of field work when being in the field.
- Create single products like seed varieties, chemicals, and fertilizer.
- Build tank mixes with up to 20 products in the Products tool. Gen 4 displays support up to 20 products in a tank mix. The GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display supports up to six products in a tank mix. A notification in the Products tool and Setup File Creator appears after a seventh product is loaded stating how many products each display supports.
- Use the tank mix calculator to understand the amount of each product needed to perform field work.
- Import products and tank mixes from a setup file coming from the machine.
By preparing product names and tank mixes upfront, field work starts faster and spelling errors are reduced.
Machine offsets to run AutoTrac advanced features
Adding machine dimension and offsets in Equipment panel
Machine dimensions are important to ensure correct behavior of precision ag and display documentation systems. Implement dimensions like widths, offsets, and global positioning system (GPS) offsets can be documented in the Equipment panel in Operations Center web to share them with one or more machine displays.
- Set measured dimensions and offsets once for reuse on all available John Deere machine displays, reducing setup time and effort
- Ensure proper performance of AutoTrac functionalities
- Machine data for many machines is available in the database
By preparing machine dimensions and offsets prior to starting field work, AutoTrac and documentation systems run with high quality and less effort.
Manage staff and operators within the organization
Access permission management in the Team tool
Access to data needs to be managed. Operations Center web allows farmers to provide different levels of access to employees and partner organizations. With the Team Manager tool, a granular access level management system is available. It is possible to prohibit access or provide view, edit, or manage access levels to field data, machine data, and work planning of the organization. When inviting an employee or partner to the organization, different levels of access can be provided:
- For machine data
- For organization data
- For field data – all fields or individual selected fields
- For crop and work planning
- For financial data
- To provide access to connected software companies
These access levels are used to provide partner organizations (e.g., contractor, advisor, or neighbor) access to the organization.
For employees who do not need access to the organizations (e.g., a machine operator) or operators without their own MyJohnDeere.com account, names can be generated. These names are used for documentation purposes and show up on the machine display for selection when setting up field work documentation.
- Granular management of access level rights
- Control over who can see or share which kind of data
- Removing or adding more access level rights at any time
Preparing display setup
Guided step-by-step setup file creation in Setup File Creator tool
The setup file transports the prepared machine setup items from the office onto the machine display. Here, a wireless transfer of the setup data is available. The setup file is generated with the Setup File Creator tool where the file is customized based on the items selected. This allows individual selection of data to ensure a clean display.
- Select individual items or use multi-selection to choose all items
- Guided step-by-step file creation in six steps
- Wireless transfer allows real-time update of items
- Setup file shares setup items with machine but also with other MyJohnDeere.com organizations
Sharing of items allows farmers to keep clean set of master data in Operations Center and individually share the needed data with machine displays.
Upload existing data to get started faster
Drag and drop files containing setup or documentation data into the Files tool
All uploaded files are stored in Operations Center web and are accessible in the Files tool. The tool allows easy filtering to quickly find a file. From here, one or more files can be downloaded, reprocessed, and transferred to a machine. Connected machines immediately archive the file for further usage on the machine. In the Files tool, it is also possible to archive and share with partner organizations.
To upload files into the Files tool an easy and fast drag-and-drop is available.
- All data in one place
- Easy to upload and share data
If the information needed for setup (like boundaries and guidance lines) already exist, these can be easily imported into Operations Center to get started or to clean up data:
- Boundaries: It is recommended to record boundaries in the field using a machine with a small working width or a Gator™ utility vehicle equipped with a guidance system and RTK correction signal. The recorded boundaries can be exported as a setup file from the machine display and uploaded wirelessly or with a data drive.
- Boundaries from third-party software: If boundaries are already available in third-party software tools, these can be upload in shapefile format to get started faster.
- Guidance lines: These can be shared via setup file from the machine display with the Operations Center organization to store and reuse the lines.
- Products: If correctly spelled products and tank mixes are available on the machine, they can also be exported via setup file.
- Machine offsets: Machine offsets can automatically be added if the machine has been generated in Operations Center and dimensions and offsets are added later in the field.
By reusing existing master data, starting with Operations Center becomes quick and easy. Once uploaded, the data can be reused and stored. Operations Center becomes the data backup.