Will “GPS Field Data Collector (Global Positioning System Field Data Collector)” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
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Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 19-4099.02
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Precision Agriculture Technicians”.
Also Known As…
- Precision Agriculture Technicians
- Soil Fertility Specialist
- Research Agricultural Engineer
- Regional Agronomist
- Precision Farming Coordinator
- Precision Agronomist
- Precision Agriculture Specialist
- Physical Scientist
- Nutrient Management Specialist
- Independent Crop Consultant
- Crop Specialist
- Precision Farming Specialist
- Precision Crop Manager
- Precision Agriculture Technician
- Migration Specialist
- Extension Precision Agriculture Specialist
Tasks for “GPS Field Data Collector (Global Positioning System Field Data Collector)”
- Recommend best crop varieties or seeding rates for specific field areas, based on analysis of geospatial data.
- Advise farmers on upgrading Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to take advantage of newly installed advanced satellite technology.
- Document and maintain records of precision agriculture information.
- Analyze data from harvester monitors to develop yield maps.
- Contact equipment manufacturers for technical assistance, as needed.
- Participate in efforts to advance precision agriculture technology, such as developing advanced weed identification or automated spot spraying systems.
- Prepare reports in graphical or tabular form, summarizing field productivity or profitability.
- Draw or read maps, such as soil, contour, or plat maps.
- Identify spatial coordinates, using remote sensing and Global Positioning System (GPS) data.
- Apply precision agriculture information to specifically reduce the negative environmental impacts of farming practices.
- Use geospatial technology to develop soil sampling grids or identify sampling sites for testing characteristics such as nitrogen, phosphorus, or potassium content, pH, or micronutrients.
- Create, layer, and analyze maps showing precision agricultural data, such as crop yields, soil characteristics, input applications, terrain, drainage patterns, or field management history.
- Identify areas in need of pesticide treatment by analyzing geospatial data to determine insect movement and damage patterns.
- Collect information about soil or field attributes, yield data, or field boundaries, using field data recorders and basic geographic information systems (GIS).
- Program farm equipment, such as variable-rate planting equipment or pesticide sprayers, based on input from crop scouting and analysis of field condition variability.
- Divide agricultural fields into georeferenced zones, based on soil characteristics and production potentials.
- Analyze remote sensing imagery to identify relationships between soil quality, crop canopy densities, light reflectance, and weather history.
- Demonstrate the applications of geospatial technology, such as Global Positioning System (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, or computer mapping software.
- Analyze geospatial data to determine agricultural implications of factors such as soil quality, terrain, field productivity, fertilizers, or weather conditions.
- Install, calibrate, or maintain sensors, mechanical controls, GPS-based vehicle guidance systems, or computer settings.
- Provide advice on the development or application of better boom-spray technology to limit the overapplication of chemicals and to reduce the migration of chemicals beyond the fields being treated.
- Compare crop yield maps with maps of soil test data, chemical application patterns, or other information to develop site-specific crop management plans.
Related Technology & Tools
- Sprayer application equipment
- Desktop computers
- Autosteering systems
- Yield monitor systems
- Soil samplers
- Soil electrical conductivity measurement devices
- Variable rate applicators
- Fertilizer spreading equipment
- Laptop computers
- Air clutches
- Personal computers
- Seed drills
- Automatic land leveling systems
- Lightbar guidance systems
- Moisture monitors
- Field personal computers PC
- Automatic boom control systems
- Tractor mounted soil probes
- Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Microsoft Excel
- ESRI ArcGIS software
- Trimble AgGPS MultiPlane
- SST Development Group SSToolbox
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Office
- ESRI ArcPad
- AGCO GTA Software Suite
- Farm Works Site Pro
- Trimble AgGPS EZ-Map
- GeoAgro GIS
- Novariant AutoFarm AF Viewer
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Word
- Ag Leader Technology SMS Advanced
- MapShots EASi Suite
- ESRI ArcView
- John Deere Apex Farm Management
- Web browser software