FieldTRAKS Web‐Based Mapping and Record Keeping www.fieldtraks.caFieldTRAKS 2012 Technology Overview
Company Services w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca FieldTRAKS Solutions Inc. (FSI) develops geospatial data management technology that leverages the ability to create dynamic and rich Internet applications using Microsoft Silverlight and Bing Maps. The ability to customize FieldTRAKS technology to meet specific data collection and reporting requirements sets it apart from other GIS web mapping solutions. End‐user solutions are easily customized through database configurations thus eliminating the need to create multiple software versions for different application needs. FieldTRAKS applications work in any industry sector where there is a need to manage information about events that are related to a hierarchy of spatial or non‐spatial objects.
Markets Sectors w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caFieldTRAKS Agriculture Record FieldTRAKS Pipeline Manager Keeping System (ARKS) Other Spatial Data Management Applications • Golf Courses • Game Properties • + many others
Agriculture Record Keeping System (ARKS) w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Agriculture Record Keeping System (ARKS) • Crop Scouting/Advisor Services • Contract Management • Operations Management • Customer Communication • Compliance & Certification • GIS ARKS is a GIS‐based application framework designed to collect, record, manage and report detailed technical or operational records of agricultural practices. Clients can either use one of several existing User Profiles to record activity data including tillage, crop plantings, soil and tissues samples, applications of chemicals, and cost of inputs, to name a few or develop a custom profile to meet their specific business needs. The system employs GIS/GPS technology to record the location of where these practices occur and provide traceability.
FieldTRAKS Pipeline Manager w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Pipeline Manager • Direct Examination • SCC / Environmental Modeling • Infield Data Management • Remediation Assessement • Compliance & Certification • GIS Pipeline Manager is a GIS‐based application framework designed to collect, record, manage and report detailed technical or operational records related to pipeline integrity inspections. It enables efficient in‐field data collection using mobile computing devices and generates formatted inspection reports that can be shared across the network in real‐time. Industry standard dialogs record data on coatings, deposits, disbondments, LIA, MPI, SCC and tenting to name a few. The system employs GIS/GPS for mapping and data collection.
Simplicity and Power w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caData Collection & Reporting• Meets requirements for collection and management of geospatial data in any industry sector.• Web application designed for efficient data collection; • Context Aware Dialogs • No Drop‐down Menus • Customizable Dependent Lists • Works offline and supports GPS• User Defined Dialogs and Report Templates• XML Interoperability through Web ServicesData Analysis & Application Tools• Plug‐in design enables FieldTRAKS and 3rd Party Developers to create new “Apps” for data analysis and new or enhanced features.• Plug‐in Applications: • Fertilizer Blending • Cost/Yield Model • VRT Analysis • NDVI Analysis • Orthophoto and Imagery Management • and many more ….
Architecture Overview w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caFieldTRAKS provides a flexible and powerful application architecture that can be deployed in applications wherever there is a need for collecting and managing spatial information. Design Utilizes a modern technology framework that that employs open standards and Web Services for mapping and data exchanges.Features Profiles define the hierarchy of spatial/non‐spatial objects, their associated events (e.g., activities) and their data properties. Profiles are configured entirely through the web server database. “Plug‐in” design allows custom code to be added to provide additional functionality for data analysis and custom features. FieldTRAKS can be easily integrated with other enterprise business systems to provide 2‐way Design exchange of GIS and activity data.Advantages Users define how their data is organized and what data is recorded. FieldTRAKS is designed to adapt to the existing business data requirements of the client. Changes to User Profiles and system configurations are do not impact the core application code and therefore are immediately available and have minimum system risk. The Plug‐in capability = Power! Developers can create new applications that can consume FieldTRAKS data and provide analytic tools or new functionality. The Plug‐ins remain independent of the core application code and pose no risk to other system users.
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FieldTRAKS Web Services w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Web Services = Application InteroperabilityFieldTRAKS applications are constructed from reusable business components, called XML Web services. A service is a software building Service block that performs a distinct function – (.asmx)such as create a farm record or retrieve data for an activity in desktop or mobile application. FieldTRAKS Web User Profile (MySQL) Web Service DefinitionWeb components are loosely associated and self‐ Servicesdefined, allowing them to be linked together easily and quickly as business requirements demand. A key benefit of this architecture is that services are not restricted to specific hardware/operating system platforms. Web Client ApplicationThe Web Service model allows clients or other 3rd parties to construct their own applications. http://www.fieldtraks.com/ftwa4/ftws30.asmx
What is FieldTRAKS ARKS ™? w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Agriculture Record Keeping SystemA comprehensive records management system for inputting and reporting records based on user‐defined activities associated with a farm, field or associated object. It has been carefully designed for users who have only basic computer skills.Because FieldTRAKS is a Web‐based service, no special software is needed — just an Internet connection to install the software. A user simply logs onto the FieldTRAKS website to access the secure database to enter new records, create new field boundaries, review historical data, and to produce custom reports.FieldTRAKS ARKS is an ideal system for a variety of clients within the agricultural and food production communities, including growers, crop insurers, farm managers, crop consultants, processors and retailers. A key benefit of having a permanent record of everything which has been done to a crop is the establishment of a solid audit trail of food from “field‐to‐fork”. As such, FieldTRAKS is a highly effective tool for tracing the history of crops from where they are grown and then onward to storage bins and processors.
ARKS User Profile Configurations w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca • FieldTRAKS ARKS offers several configurations that meet the requirements of most large acreage growers. Others can be easily customized to meet a broad range of business‐specific agriculture data requirements.FieldTRAKS employs an open application • Each customer can define their own set of activities framework that is associated to an object (e.g., Planting a Field) and the data configured to meet properties associated with the activity. each clients’ data collection, reporting • Data access rights and privileges can be defined between User and analysis IDs and activities. requirements. • Provides multi‐lingual language support for English, French & Spanish and other languages are easily added. • Customizable and context‐aware dialog list boxes.
ARKS User Profile Configurations w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Existing Agriculture User Profiles are available for Large Acreage Growers, Contract Managers and Crop Advisors. New or modified profiles are easily created to meet specific customer needs. User Profiles define the relationship between objects (e.g., a Farm “owns” a Field), the types of activities that are recorded, the data elements the comprise the activities and the custom report templates. Farm Field Crop ScoutingLarge Acreage •Notes • Nutrients • Fertilizer • Diseases • Tillage • Seeding • Weeds • Field Notes • Chemicals • InsectsGrower • Harvest • Damages • Samples • Moisture Farm Contract Field SampleManagerContract • Notes • Contract • Fertilizer • Tissue • Tillage • Seeding • Soil • Field Notes • Chemicals • Harvest
Web Application Features w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Efficient data input using palette menu controls Context aware dialogs and list boxes Design for ruggedized tablets Onscreen GIS digitizing and GPS support Displays Bing Maps, WMS Maps and Local GIS data Web‐based application that also works offline Custom report templates that write to HTML & Word
Web Application – Screen Interface w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca 1. Project Explorer: • Navigate Farm Data 3. Map Window Control: • Field Mapping • Microsoft Bing • WMS map servers • Local GIS Shapefiles2. Dialog Menu:• Add Objects• Record Activites 4. Data Grid: • Data Filter • Export to XLS, CSV, Doc, HTML • Edit
Web Application – Palette Menus w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caAs Users navigate the objects in the Project Explorer, the Dialog palette is updated with the available object and activity dialogs for the selected level. Object dialogs add features to database and activity dialogs record events related to those objects.
Web Application – Context Aware Dialogs w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Dialog list items are filtered based on the “Type of Crop” Window panels are resizable
Web Application – Easy to Navigate Data Grid w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Query results can be exported to: Excel, Word, CSV and HTML. The resizable window panel and data fields allows users to see the data they need.
Web Application – Easy to Navigate Data Grid w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca The easy to navigate data grid allows users to sort and filter records.
Web Application – Easy to Navigate Data Grid w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Group records by one or more data field by dragging the data field to the menu bar.
Data Importing and GIS Digitizing w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Digitize GIS Import GIS features Shapfiles in Import CSV, XML Connect interactively in UTM or DBF or XLS through Web the FieldTRAKS Lat/Long records Services Web format Application.
Web Application – GIS Digitizing w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Onscreen digitizing controls allow geographic features to be easily captured and edited.
Web Application – GIS Digitizing w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Digitizing controls support complex polygons, polylines and point features and can be imported to other GIS software.
Web Application – Custom Report Templates w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Report Templates allow customers to design custom reports. Combine multiple activities into a single report Aggregate, Sort and Group Data Apply Mathematical Functions Print to HTML or Word Apply a Corporate “Look and Feel”
Web Application – Custom Report Templates w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca • Fertility Plan (by field) • Planting Summary (by crop) • Input Costs (by crop) • Input Costs (by Field) Custom • Chemical Recommendation Summary (by Reports Field) for Large • Chemical Recommendation (by Field) Acreage • Daily Weather Summary Grower & • Harvest Report (by field) Crop • Scouting Report (by field) Advisors • Field Notes • Chemical Use Report (by chemical product name) • Soil Test Report • Plant Tissue Test Report
Web Client Overview – Plugin Power! w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca • Orthophoto Image Manager • Orthophoto Image Cutter FieldTRAKS • Local GIS Shapefile Manager Plug‐ins • Local Photo Manager • Symbology Manager • … custom client plug‐ins
Web Client Overview – Plugin Power! w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca GeoVantage Imagery Service NDVI Near Infrared Natural Color FieldTRAKS provides in‐season high resolution imagery Orthophoto Image Manager services with fast turn‐around. • View orthophoto and other Image products are typically georeferenced images in the map received within 3 – 5 days of window. order.
Web Client Overview – Plugin Power! w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caOverlay composite images
Web Client Overview – Plugin Power! w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caOrthophoto Image Cutter• Retrieve high resolution orthophotos from an online service (Ontario region only). Clients can augment Bing imagery with a FieldTRAKS premium service for access high‐resolution orthoimagery for over 30 counties in Ontario.
Web Client Overview – Plugin Power! w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Local GIS Shapefile Manager • View and manage SHP files stored on the local computer • Access Monitor/Yield data
Web Client Overview – Plugin Power! w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . ca Local GIS Shapefile Manager • View and manage SHP files stored on the local computer • Access Monitor/Yield dataLocal Photo Manager• View and manage JPG files stored on the local computer• Photos are associated with objects.
Licensing Model w w w.fi e l d t ra ks . caSoftware‐as‐a‐Service (SaaS)• Hosted Service• Annual Subscription• Base fee + cost/farm• User Profile changes done on a per diem basis.Enterprise• Client‐Hosted (Hosting services available)• White‐label license (i.e. application may be re‐branded)• License fee based on tiered number of users• Annual Maintenance Fee• Configuration, Installation & Training on a per diem basis.
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