How it works
Just like all other GPS guidance systems, you specify a pattern and a baseline, and then fly it. As you fly the block, the coverage paints in on screen, and at the end of the job you have the option of exporting the map data.
We use standard ESRI format SHP files, so the coverage map will load into any standard mapping program.
See examples on YouTube here
However, there are some important differences from other systems.
You can make up your own menu system to suit the type of work you do.
Navigating the menus is easy, through use of 3 remote switches attached to your control stick/cyclic.
- You are not constrained in how large the blocks are - they can be up to 80,000 acres.
- You can import shapes directly from Google Earth.
- You are not really constrained on the size of the SHP files you import. The maximum size is 10,000 vertices/edges, and if there are more than that, email it to us and we can quickly simplify it for you.
- File management is a lot easier, with simple screen previews
- You have the option of both importing and exporting the map by cellular modem. (Flight Pro only). To see a YouTube video example of this system for fertilizer spreading trucks, click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjg1WPtQVRQ
AND, Whether you export by cellular or USB thumb drive, you have the option of using the TracLink, the TracMap internet mapping system, or uploading job templates from other job management systems.
You can also look at demonstration videos on Youtube here.
TracMap's TracLink Job Management system can help you manage agricultural aviation applications remotely. Download the TracLink Ag Aviation PDF here.