Custom software enhances farm operations
CropPro Consulting (CropPro) offers Mapping Agriculture Production Systems (MAPS) variable-rate services and Technology Enhanced Consulting (TEC) custom mapping and software. Good topography models are uncommon, and complex to build. Topography and field modelling for farms is often done in rural areas with minimal Internet/data connectivity, and it is important that the analysis can operate as part of a desktop (offline) software.
LandMapR, built by Dr. R.A. (Bob) MacMillan, is software that analyzes field topography data and creates highly accurate field topography and water flow (hydrology) models. This includes capturing all the hills and depressions in a field. Niagara College (NC) Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre (AETIC) and CropPro are collaborating to further develop the land topography software LandMapR. CropPro’s utilization of LandMapR topography and water flow datasets will help to provide valuable solutions that also support good environmental stewardship.