What is an Expert System?

GIS Systems Just Got Smarter – GIS-Expert System

iCropTrak is unlike other Mobile farm tools which only lets you collect vector and survey forms data.

iCropTrak has a Decision Engine that takes the data you collect, runs logic against the data, and helps you be better at your job.

Rule Logic (AI) based on your design and control without programming.

Rules which:

  • REMINDS you what is next in your workflow
  • ALERTS you to problems or out-of-spec data (temperature, water levels, inventory, more)
  • ADVICE on what to do to correct the problem
  • MEMORY of what you have done so you can fill out forms and reports

Unlike your average GIS tool, iCropTrak is smart.   It can do complex math in the collection forms and then uses observations to make decisions.

  • Find too many weeds – automatically schedule a spray work order relative to location.
  • Next steps in Sustainable Forestry management program – automatic Icon Map Reminders and In-App Notifications what to do next.
  • Temperature gets too hot – Alert text to irrigate for cooling.
  • Keep track of your inventory – Email Remind to order more.
  • Perform a survey – automatically schedule the report to run.
  • So much more than just GIS, it is “like having an expert in your hand” helping you get done more efficiently.

Formatting the data has also gotten improved so the tool can:

  • Convert cell numbers to displayed text
  • Colorize the displayed text based on cell values
  • Colorize the cell background based on cell values
  • Place icons in the text display like arrows or check marks
  • Convert displayed units on the fly (e.g. oz to Jugs)

To see how the iCropTrak FarmEngine GIS Expert Systems works contact our sales team.  Contact@Cogent3D.com

What is GIS?

What is GIS?

GIS stands for Geographical Information System.   What that means is that geometry and attribute information being collected has spatial locations associated (real locations on the earth).

Geometry are the physical features being represented.  These can be as points, lines, or polygons (areas).

  • Points many times represent an individual feature like a bin or a pole, but also be sample/survey locations.
  • Lines are linear features like rivers, roads, pipes, and power lines.
  • Polygons are area features like fields, zones, or lakes.

Attributes are the descriptors of the features for which they are associated.   These are sometimes name, length, type, and other information that helps understand the feature or the state of the feature.  In iCropTrak this can also be weather at the time of the attribution collections.

Locations are the points/vertices that make up the geometry.  They are represented inside iCropTrak as Latitude and Longitude in a sphere earth projection called WGS84 – Lat/Long.  Depending on the source and the layers in this area, sometimes the location also includes the elevation.

Formats for GIS information in iCropTrak can range from ESRI Shapefiles (.shp), Google KML (.kml), MapInfo MIF and TAB (.mif & .tab), .CSV, .XML, and many others.

Together they allow data collected to be filtered and combined not just by date and type, but also by absolute and relative  location.  Say the number of fields of corn within a 1 mile radius of where you are standing.

To know more about iCropTrak and how it can make you more efficient farmer /crop consultant contact our sales team at Contact@cogent3d.com.