The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy

From GPS to GNSS: Enhanced Functionality of GPS-Integrated Systems in Agricultural Machines

Author: 
Andrade-Sanchez, Pedro
Heun, John T.
Publication Date: 
January 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1558
Pages: 
7 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Machine-integrated GPS systems are the newest development for enhanced functionality in production agriculture. These systems will keep evolving to improve their performance. Active competition between manufacturers will also result in affordable quality products that will benefit growers in their transition from conventional to more advanced systems. Two operational elements of these computer-display systems that are worth analyzing are their portability, which can be a money-saving attribute when many power units can share at least part of the new components. The other element is that the use of these new displays requires computer skills and therefore workforce training is an essential element of modern farm management systems to enable full utilization of this technology.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Relation: 
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension AZ1553 and AZ1534
Keyword: 
GPS
display
controller
multi-function
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Farm Management and Safety
Plant Production/Crops