AgVault is now FieldAgent™! The new name of Sentera’s agriculture software — FieldAgent — better reflects our software’s broad range of capabilities and breakthrough analytics that are helping shape the future of precision agriculture.
With the FieldAgent mobile, web, and desktop platforms, you will enjoy all the same great data analysis and management capabilities you experienced before, plus we are working on adding even more compatibilities and capabilities to the platform for the 2018 growing season.
Our FieldAgent platform is a complete agricultural data analytics solution that’s with you wherever you are — in the office or in the field. Coupled with a Sentera precision ag sensor, the FieldAgent platform takes you beyond aerial photography into meaningful data products with actual economic value, such as NDVI and NDRE zone analysis, population analysis, weed mapping, and elevation and 3D mapping.
Sentera offers a wide range of agricultural analytics products, each with measurable economic value to a growing operation. Each result is available as a data-driven map layer within FieldAgent™ — visible on your computer, on the web, or on your phone. Results are shareable with clients and advisers, even if they don’t have FieldAgent accounts.
These valuable, field-edge analytic tools are available today to all FieldAgent customers, helping ag professionals leverage early-season data for replant decisions, allocate inputs to higher yielding areas, and more-precisely apply chemicals. Providing crop analysis using real-time RGB and NDVI data offers agronomists, crop consultants, and growers expanded field insights during the 2018 growing season.
FieldAgent’s weed maps use computer vision to study every photo of your field, and accurately identify the location, and density of weeds. At the field edge and without an internet connection, FieldAgent takes your high-resolution images, analyzes them, and delivers you the results in a color-coded map, giving you an exact snapshot of weed pressure and location in a field.
By leveraging weed maps, you are able to produce map-layers and shapefiles that identify areas with weeds. Then, use this critical data to apply chemicals with precision.
Weed Maps are available through FieldAgent at $0.25/acre.
The population toolkit delivers plant count per unit area in a field so you can take in-season action. After collecting high-resolution data, the analysis can be run without an internet connection, delivering you a color-coded Plant Population Map while you stand at the field edge.
Results are delivered in a color-coded map in an easy-to-use format. Reported in plants-per-acre (PPA), this analysis gives you an accurate measurement of plants in a field.
FieldAgent supports population mapping of corn, soybeans, potatoes, and other row crops.
Plant Population Maps are available through FieldAgent at $0.25/acre.
Spot scouting maps deliver analytics measurements based on regular grid sampling of a field. The Spot Scouting Map will sub-sample the field with nominally 1-2 measurements per acre. This dramatically increases the number of acres you can fly on a single battery while still collecting an order of magnitude more samples per acre than traditional manual scouting practices.
Spot Scouting Map capabilities are included with a FieldAgent subscription.
Unlimited stitching is included in every FieldAgent subscription! Sentera partnered with the Open Drone Map project to bring a no-extra-charge stitching module to FieldAgent. There are no limits on acreage, resolution or usage. Simply install the module on your computer, and stitching begins automatically.
Install the module here.
Free stitching capabilities are included with a FieldAgent subscription.
Topography and elevation data helps you to increase your operating efficiencies when building variable rate prescriptions, creating drainage or land-leveling plans, and designing subsurface drainage. You can easily order Elevation Maps within FieldAgent by simply clicking a button. The Elevation Map is then delivered to you as both a color-mapped topographic map image and set of industry-standard shapefiles.
Elevation models help you streamline activities such as land leveling, prescription generation, sub-surface tile design, and surface water management, including ditching activities.
Elevation Maps are a paid product.
FieldAgent’s dynamic crop analysis tools help you identify stressed areas by comparing plant health over time and determining optimal input placement. Using the NDVI Toolbox, you are easily able to adjust NDVI ranges, allowing you to clearly see stressed areas and model crop health over time.
Through data analysis, you can build simple prescriptions based on NDVI auto-zone map creation, then export to the cab of a tractor. What’s more, you are able to easily export your crop information to agriculture data analysis tools such as the John Deere Operations Center, FieldView, SST, SMS, and more!
NDVI Toolbox capabilities are included with a FieldAgent subscription.
With you at the field’s edge, FieldAgent is ready to quickly deliver color, NDVI, and NDRE maps moments after landing your drone. Photos are assigned to the right field, categorized by time and type (RGB, NIR, NDVI, NDRE). Your data is automatically synced with your entire team, or even your customers as soon as you have a data connection.
Do even more with powerful analytics tools such as free image stitching, plant population analysis, weed mapping, and elevation mapping. Elevation mapping (shown left) allows you to increase efficiencies when building variable rate prescriptions, creating drainage or land-leveling plans, or designing subsurface drainage.
We’ve partnered with the biggest names in agriculture so your data gets where you need it. FieldAgent was created to supercharge your existing workflows, not create new ones.
We support all types of drones, including the DJI Mavic, Phantom 4, Phantom 3, Inspire, and our PHX and Omni drones. FieldAgent’s compatibility with a wide variety of UAVs ensures that every agronomist, crop consultant, and grower has access to hyper-precise crop health data.
FieldAgent’s NDVI Toolbox™ offers you ultimate control of your data. The NDVI Toolbox is a collection of resources that allow you to manage NDVI zones, utilize a basic prescription tool, recolor, dynamically regenerate, and highlight areas of an NDVI crop health map. For the first time ever, you don’t need to choose between seeing NDVI data progress over a growing season or contrast data from a single flight — you can do both.
NDVI Toolbox transforms a high-resolution raster field map into intuitive polygons with common NDVI values. The files are small and easily exported.
With the Zone Management tool, you are able to transform a high-resolution raster field map into intuitive polygons that share common NDVI values. Use the basic prescription tool to record prescriptive data and input recommendations — ideal for generating actionable data. And, utilize NDVI color-mapping technology to force more dramatic variances showing a plant’s health relative to others in the field and at a granular level.
NDVI Toolbox is available now through FieldAgent. Patent Pending.
Check out this 60-second video of the NDVI Toolbox in action!
You just want the data — it doesn’t have to take hours and hours from super-computers to get it. FieldAgent offers QuickTile images that deliver complete field views by tiling your images together. They’re instantly available at the field edge, and there’s no internet connection necessary.
Want full stitching? Order professionally stitched mosaics right through FieldAgent!
Every field, every survey, every year. FieldAgent software keeps all your drone and mobile surveys together, displayed layer by layer. Toggle layers on and off for instant comparisons between any number of data sets.
FieldAgent makes it easy to understand what’s happening on your land, and then do something about it. FieldAgent puts a photo dot every place on your field where there’s an image — mobile or aerial — so you can easily dive into crop health detail.
FieldAgent Web dramatically increases accessibility of crop health data, allowing precision ag data to be seen anywhere and be shared with anyone. FieldAgent Web extends the power of the FieldAgent platform to any connected, browser-equipped device. Web users can easily view and share crop health data while users on desktop, mobile, and web can use the new toolset to quickly share field data with anyone, regardless if the recipient has an active account.
Agronomists, crop consultants, and producers are able to access critical crop health data from a grower’s site, advisor’s office, or a dealership and offer advice using near-real-time crop health data.
Got 40 seconds? Check out this video of FieldAgent Web in action!
FieldAgent Mobile** for iOS is the premier crop scouting and UAV autonomous flight tool. FieldAgent Mobile offers you live flight planning options, in-app map views, a sleek and efficient user interface, and free access to the most commonly used mobile features.
Connecting you to the latest in crop-scouting technology, FieldAgent Mobile is now the best way to accomplish broad area surveys with DJI equipment. Plus, we’ve made it free to use, and accessible to anyone with a supported drone!
FieldAgent Mobile** for iOS allows you to easily fly any DJI Mavic, Phantom, or Inspire UAV, taking any guesswork out of flying the drone. The solution provides the agriculture industry with an affordable, end-to-end NDVI solution.
With a complete FieldAgent solution, growers, agronomists, crop consultants, and advisors can easily highlight a field, autonomously fly a drone, capture precise imagery, manage data, produce QuickTile™ maps, and deliver data to a piece of equipment, all at the field edge.
The FieldAgent Mobile iOS app features a battery swap capability that enables you to plan a flight of any size, seamlessly accommodating any number of battery swap outs. The feature monitors battery life, notes the exact coordinates where it left off, and returns to you when a new battery is required. Once a replacement battery is installed, the UAV automatically resumes flight and data capture exactly where it left off.
The battery swap and flight planning features work with the DJI Mavic, Phantom, and Inspire drones. Farmers and agronomists who need high-resolution color, NIR, NDVI, and NDRE data from vast amounts of acres in a single flight plan can now capture that data easily, without worry about UAV battery life. All that really matters is the size of your data card. This changes the game.
** FieldAgent’s autonomous flight feature is available when using an iOS mobile device. Android mobile devices are not currently supported.
* Viewer subscription allows users to view field data, as granted by data owner
**FieldAgent Mobile autonomous flight feature and battery swap feature available for iOS mobile devices only. Android mobile device compatibility is not currently supported.
Yes! AgVault is now FieldAgent.
As of January 17, 2018, the name of Sentera’s agriculture software changed from AgVault™ to FieldAgent™. The new name reflects the software’s broader range of capabilities and breakthrough analytics that are helping shape the future of precision agriculture.
The FieldAgent mobile, web, and desktop platform retains all the same capabilities as you enjoyed with AgVault, plus we are working on adding even more compatibilities, analytics, and capabilities to the platform this growing season. Stay tuned!
Flying a drone is extremely easy with our FieldAgent mobile app. You can be up and flying autonomously within about 5 button clicks (1 minute).
We fully support aerial imagery from all of the most popular platforms such as the DJI Inspire, Phantom, Mavic series, Lockheed Martin Indago and Sentera PHX series. However, most any drone photo can be imported so long as the drone recorded the appropriate EXIF data including GPS position, altitude and time. If you’re unsure your platform meets these requirements, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out.
To import drone photos after a flight, simply click the “import” button in the desktop client and follow the on-screen prompts. You will be asked to navigate to the folder containing the photos, so make sure they’re already on your computer or the ag drones memory card is inserted into your computer. If you’re flying a Sentera product, photos will transfer wirelessly from your drone to your computer, and eliminates the need to ever touch a memory card.
Complete the import process and you’ll find that your sites are now populated with your drone photography, sorted by date and time. Drone photos will appear with tags according to the sensor. For example, a Sentera Double 4K sensor will import two sets of data, one for color RGB, and one for NDVI.
First, some definitions. We use the term “sync” to mean that high-resolution copies of your data are available locally on your client desktop. If things are synced, it means that data is available whether you’re connected to the internet or not.
For users with fewer than 50 fields under management, every image for every field is automatically synced to every user.
For users with over 50 fields under management, the first 50 fields with most recent activity will be automatically synced. The remaining fields are securely backed up in the cloud and synced “on-demand”, meaning they’ll only be freshly downloaded if you view the site’s data. We don’t automatically sync older sites to preserve bandwidth for both of us.
There are a few ways that fields are created in FieldAgent, either through capturing data or manual entry.
If you visit a new field and capture data with the app, a new field will be created automatically at that location (based on the GPS information from your mobile device). The app will recognize that no one from your team has visited the site, and will ask you to input a set of minimum information about the field. From then on, every time you visit that field again, new data collections will appear with different times and dates at that location. You may wish to login to the admin panel and verify the sites appear at the correct GPS location. (Tablet GPS data is never perfect.)
If you import drone imagery, or any other geo-tagged imagery using the Import function, fields will automatically be created at the places you flew. You can then edit the information associated with those sites as necessary in the admin panel.
Yes! FieldAgent and FieldAgent Mobile work seamlessly without a data connection.
You can import imagery, perform QuickTile™ image analysis, make annotations, create shapes and more right at the field edge. When you get back to the office, FieldAgent begins to backup your data in the background.
You own all data uploaded to FieldAgent.
Just log in to your admin panel, navigate to “Licenses” and click “Assign License”. If you add more users than you currently have spots for in your plan, you’ll need to purchase extra users, then assign the licenses in the FieldAgent administrator panel.
If you would like to increase or decrease the number of users associated with your account, you must first change your subscription in our store. To do this, log in to your account at agvault.sentera.com and make the appropriate edits.
If you increase the number of users, you may log in to the application administrator view and simply allocate those licenses as you see fit, up to your purchased maximum.
If you decrease the number of users, you will receive a reminder email asking you to suspend the users you no longer wish to associate with your plan. If we don’t hear from you, access will be turned off on a first-in / last-out basis. For example, if you move from 5 to 3 users, the 2 users you set up most recently would have their access turned off. You may log in to your administrator view at any time to re-allocate these users within your maximum number.
Nope! We can handle accounts of all sizes, ranging from single users to large corporations.
Each month of service is prepaid. If you cancel, automatic renewals will be turned off and you will not incur charges for the next billing period.
For example, if your free trial ends on October 15th, your credit card will be charged for the period of October 15th – November 15th. If you cancel sometime in that space, your account will not auto-renew, but you will have access to FieldAgent until November 15th.
We provide a 30-day grace period. If you cancel your account, you will retain access for the next 30-day billing period. We do this to give you an opportunity to export and download your data. We’re not in the business of holding data hostage; we’re the best way to display, sort, search and organize it!
If you cancel, your data will be preserved for a minimum of 30 days after the account cancellation. Customers may, at our option, receive notification prior to any data being deleted. Customers re-joining within 30 days will have full access to prior data.
All Sentera FieldAgent subscriptions renew automatically each month, so you don’t need to worry about subscription expiry. If your automatic payment fails, their subscription will be placed into the “on hold” category and you will receive an email to notify you of the payment failure. You can login and correct the payment issue to become active again at any time.
Data will be preserved for at least 30 days after the last unsuccessful attempt to bill. Customers will receive an email after their first payments fail, a personal follow up email from our support team, and a may receive a final warning before their data is deleted. Data deleted is unrecoverable.
No need — they are automatically tagged! Use FieldAgent Mobile for all photography on the ground to tag the image and keep it synced with FieldAgent on your computer. Photos imported manually from a GPS-enabled digital camera are untagged, and will be appear as type “untagged” in the desktop client.
FieldAgent runs on most any Windows PC, provided it’s running Windows 7, 8 or 10 and is 64-bit architecture.
iOS: version 7 or later.
Yes. We want to be honest and upfront about our policies surrounding use, your data and your privacy.
First, every user comes with 100GB of data storage attached to their account, and organizations share that data among the whole team. If you have an account with 7 users, you get 700GB of storage. If you need more, we can set you up, just call or email email@example.com. More storage isn’t free, but it’s cheap. We’ll get you squared away.
We cap monthly bandwidth at 100GB/user. Again, bandwidth is shared across accounts with multiple users. For most people, that is 10x the amount they’ll need every month, but there are people who will float higher from time to time. We do this so we can keep costs low for everyone, and again, more is available if you need it. Just get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your data is your data and won’t be sold or used in any way. We do use FieldAgent’s database in aggregate to understand how people are using the tools and make them better, market better, but we never use data that’s personally identifiable or specific to you.
We will not view or download your images. Possible exceptions to this might be cases where we’re trying to debug an issue, resolve a tech support ticket, or answer a question for you.
We do monitor usage levels and we may send you a note if we notice you haven’t logged in, loaded many images, or used the software much to see if there’s anything we can do to help you get the most out of the product. We do this to provide our customers with a great experience and offer high-quality service.
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