Development of a Data Acquisition and Processing System for Precision Agriculture

H. Chen, Y. Lan, W Wu, W. C. Hoffmann, S. Zhang


A data acquisition and processing system for precision agriculture was developed by using MapX5.0 and Visual C6.0. This system can be used easily and quickly for drawing grid maps in-field, making out parameters for grid-reorganization, guiding for in-field data collection, converting data between different formats, managing databases, and drawing thematic maps for VRT(variable rate technology) application in-field. Experiment results have shown that the system works well for data acquisition of variable rate fertilizer application for precision agriculture and for generating output field maps. This paper describes the design and implementation of the software programs using MapX5.0 and Visual C 6.0 for data acquisition and processing for precision agriculture.

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