Ability to order a Weed Prescription for customers with a weed prescription contract.
Ability to sync files up to 1 TB in size.
When ordering an Elevation Mosaic, RGB is auto selected.
Added support for the Sentera 6X Thermal sensor, including:
Import 6X Thermal images
Sync 6X Thermal images to the FieldAgent Cloud
QuickTile 6X Thermal RGB images
View 6X Thermal RGB images/photo dots
Export 6X Thermal images to disk
Images taken while the drone is transiting during a mission can now be omitted/skipped during import by selecting a new “Filter Enroute Images” option.
Fields that are deleted in the desktop are now deleted in the cloud via the sync process.
Users who import imagery into a field that does not belong to their home organization, but to a partner organization or another part of their organizational hierarchy, can now share that field with themselves. This will allow the user to see mosaics and tassel counts they ordered, and to produce PDF reports containing this information.
The local stitching service will no longer attempt to stitch RGB imagery from Sentera’s Double 4K Analytics camera.
Users can decide upon import whether or not to stitch imagery. This decision is on a per-survey basis.
During import, if an image falls into multiple fields or buffer zones, it will be imported into each matching field.
Added the ability to view fields across your organization hierarchy and organizations with which you are partnered.
When importing images, FieldAgent will now search your organization hierarchy and partner organizations to find matching fields.
To view fields that are shared directly with you, select the “Fields Shared With Me” option in the organization selection list.
If you are using local stitching, please run the stitching installer to install updates included with this release.
Enhanced the PDF reports to allow for more notes per image.
Enhanced the syncing of images with the cloud.
Improved stand count analytics.
Local Stitching has been updated to run faster, use memory more efficiently, and produce higher quality mosaics. It is recommended that you update to this new version.
Importer now supports the new Sentera 60/30 sensor.
Improved the performance of the sync process by reducing the amount of data exchanged with Sentera’s back-end system.
Added a new “Green Leaf” multi-spectral index (GLI) option for viewing a 5-band mosaic.
Added a new unit “Tons” to Management Zones Prescriptions.
Shapefiles created by Field X and Echelon Ag are now supported during field boundary importing. Below is the list of shapefile attributes the field boundary importer will automatically detect and use for the name, grower and farmer of the field:
New line and area measure tools are now available on the map.
The width of the FieldView sidebar has been increased to accommodate longer mosaic names.
Local Stitching can now stitch Mavic 2 Pro – Hasselblad image-sets.
Fixed issue with map pin clustering.
A new “Zoom to Box” feature has been added to the map, which allows you to toggle between panning the map or zooming the map into a rectangle you draw.
The image viewer has been enlarged to display larger individual images.
Support for the DJI Zenmuse X7 imager.
PDF reports now support both Letter and A4 paper size. Letter is the default paper size.
Upgraded the local stitching engine to support stitching double the number of images in half the time. It is recommended to update your local stitching software.
New centralized Field Selection sidebar, allowing you to filter and sort your fields to quickly find the field you are after.
Added the ability to change the name of map layers in Field View.
Tassel Count analytics are now viewable on the map!
Please note that changes in this release require users with a local-stitching installation to upgrade this software.
Added stricter field boundary validation to catch problems with self-intersecting polygons.
Allow user to fine tune management zone sizes to reduce and/or eliminate gaps between zones.
Less data is being synced, resulting in better sync performance.
Notify the user when the sync automatically re-tries due to congestion/load on the server.
The estimated data transfer speed was removed from the sync window because it confused users more than helped them.
Tassel Count orders now include the percentage of images that fall outside the recommended altitude range.
Support importing and QuickTiling of images from a DJI FC6310R camera.
Tightened the roll/pitch filter to 30 degrees during image importing.
Added an optional 120 meter buffer around image selection when importing images to make selecting images easier.
VARI maps are now available for all RGB mosaics for both QuickTiles and full mosaics.
Zoom level is now taken into account when capturing images for the Detailed report.
Importer now optionally allows you to enter notes that will be saved to each survey the import creates.
Tassel Detection analytics can now be ordered for a flight.
The Spot Scout Population Toolbox now allows you to toggle the display between Plants Per Acre and Emergence Percentage.
Increased the amount of cloud file storage for each user from 100 GB to 200 GB.
Upgraded to a new and improved Analytics Processing Engine.
Added support for more flexible annual analytics subscriptions.
Removed the ability to export individual photos to John Deere.
Added a new report called the “Detailed Field Report”. Using this report, you can capture and include as many views and individual images as you like in the report.
Added an option for displaying statistics for visible shapes on NDVI and NDRE maps.
Added cotton as a supported crop type for Plant Population and Weed Density analytics.
Adding a new shape will now go directly into drawing mode.
Added support for the DJI P4 Multispectral Agriculture Drone.
Switched to a faster provider of street maps.
Multi-polygons are now fully supported for field boundaries and field shapes.
Draw multi-polygon field boundaries or field shapes using new shape-drawing tools (Polygon, Circle or Rectangle).
Import multi-polygon ESRI shapefiles to:
Create new fields
Update existing field boundaries
Create new shapes on a field
Customers who white-label FieldAgent will now see their logo displayed in the Field Report.
Enhanced sync process to handle virtually unlimited sync sizes.
Added resilience to the sync process for poor internet connections.
Added the ability to re-queue a previously synced survey.
Added an equal spacing option to the NDVI Toolbox for calculating the bins.
Disable the NDVI, NDRE and NIR options when ordering a five-band mosaic.
Added a new mirroring option to Settings, which lets you limit mirroring to only the surveys that belong to growers and/or farms that you choose.
When creating a new field using a shapefile, you will now be prompted for the name of the field if the shapefile does not contain a “field_name” attribute.
Added a new mirroring option to Settings, which lets you sync down only the surveys you created.
Analytics Spot Scout has two new ways of visualizing the level of trust assigned to analyzing an image. A fully grey spot indicates that less than 25% of the image was processed successfully, therefore the image did not participate in the extraction of field-wide analytics (average yield, etc.). A colored spot with a grey border indicates that less than 50% of the image was processed successfully. In this case, the results from the image participated in the field-wide analytics but the user is encouraged to verify the correctness of the results.
When a Spot Scout map is displayed, the Image Viewer will enable the visualization of stand-count annotations by selecting the tab named “Analytics”. In the case of partial or complete failure to process an image, short descriptions of the potential issues are provided.
Changed the color of the field boundaries from yellow to turquoise, to help the boundary stand out better when shown on a colored map layer.
Photo dots are no longer visible when a Spot Scout map layer is shown. Clicking on a circle in the Spot Scout map will display the associated photo (similar to clicking on a photo dot).
All indexed maps are now clipped to the field boundary.
Back by popular demand is the ability to regenerate all QuickTiles for a survey with a single action.
Enhanced support for a five-band map produced from photos taken by the Sentera Double 4K Multi-spectral sensor.
Import a five-band map directly into FieldAgent.
New five-band generated indices:
NDVI – Normalized Difference Vegetation Index is a standardized way to measure healthy vegetation.
NDRE – Normalized Difference Red Edge can give better insight into permanent or later stage crops because it’s able to measure further down into the canopy.
GNDVI – Green Normalized Difference Vegetation Index is used to identify different concentration rates of chlorophyll. Useful index for measuring rates of photosynthesis and monitoring plant stress.
CIRE – Chlorophyll Index Red Edge.
CIG – Chlorophyll Index Green.
NDWI – Normalized Difference Water Index is used to estimate the leaf water content at canopy level.
TCARI / OSAVI – Tcari/Osavi is a vegetative index sensitive to chlorophyll and nitrogen content and resistant to variations in leaf area/soil background.
New RGB QuickTile indexed map called VARI (Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index), which estimates the amount of vegetation in a field.
Enhanced Plant Population analytics.
Enhanced Spot Scout maps.
Reduced the time it takes to import photos taken by a Sentera Double 4K sensor.
Enhanced enroute photo detection during importing.
Enhanced QuickTile generation when spatial resolution is set to be 50 cm/pixel or greater.
Increased the number of available zoom levels in Field View.
Enhanced field boundary import to allow for an additional field name format.
Improvements to local stitching.
Local stitching now support Windows 10 Education Edition.
Support for the Double 4K Multispectral, you can now order a Five Band Mosaic.
Improvements to the initial download from the cloud.
Improvements to Analytics.
During start up, FieldAgent will validate that the user’s computer meets Sentera’s minimum specification. If the minimum specification is not met, FieldAgent will inform the user of this, and display the number of days remaining that it will continue to run on hardware that doesn’t meet the minimum specification.
Updated the recommended computer specification to 4 CPUs, 16GB RAM and 100GB of free disk space.
Users outside of the United States no longer need to change their regional formats to US settings. FieldAgent will now use the configured regional settings in Windows. Please note that FieldAgent’s user interface is still only in English, and displays all dates and currency in US format.
Added a required input for allowing the user to input information for a custom processing order.
Removed the “Day-to-Day” feature from the NDVI Toolbox.
QuickTiles are now generated in priority order (NDVI\NDRE first, then NIR, then RGB).
Now using separate default ground sample distance (GSD) for indexed vs non-indexed QuickTiles. Indexed QuickTiles default to 100 CM. Non-indexed QuickTiles default to 15 CM.
Thumbnails are no longer generated during importing (performance optimization).
Added the ability to preview photos during importing.
Removed the “Photo View” tab. Photos can be viewd on the “Field View” tab by clicking on a photo dot.
Photos are now shown “North Up” by default in the Photo Dot Viewer.
Photo Dot Viewer now allows you to navigate between photos.
Photo tags are no longer supported in FieldAgent.
Added a “Filter Annotations” icon next to the Photo Dots layer, which allows you to quickly show which photos have annotations.
The NDVI Toolbox now shows the Management Zones section by default.
FIELDAGENT WEB APP
New look and feel.
Added the ability to draw/manage shapes for a field.
When viewing a field, you can now add layers to the map by clicking the “Map Layers” icon in the left sidebar. This keeps your sidebar uncluttered, and showing only the layers you want to see.
Improved the user experience when connecting a FieldAgent field to a field in an external system such as John Deere or Climate FieldView.
Enhanced the desktop stitching service to allow multiple stitches to happen simultaneously.
Enhanced the desktop stitching service to run on Windows 10 Enterprise.
FIELDAGENT WEB APP
Add a Fields list to the map page, which provides the ability to filter the list of fields shown on the map
FIELDAGENT ADMINISTRATION APP
Improved the user experience when importing fields from John Deere. You can now choose which of your John Deere fields you would like to import.
During import, auto-remove enroute phones from takeoff to waypoint and back
Added support for importing custom data tiff files
Only allow mosaic orders for captured imagery
Added the ability to create one or more fields by importing single-polygon shapefiles. The shapefiles must specify the name of the field, and can optionally specify the farmer and grower names.
Ordering a mosaic now requires setting up an account with payment information inside our online billing portal
Added the ability to order an NDRE mosaic
Added documentation that explains how to install the Sentera Stitching Service
Reduced the spacing between management zones
Added the ability to filter out images that point at the horizon during importing
Added the ability to turn off flat field correction of images during importing
Automatically filter out video files (.mov, .mp4) during importing
Added support for exporting mosaics to Climate FieldView
Added the ability to order custom processing for a survey
Field report now includes management zones
Field report shapes are sorted by reference date in descending order
Field report reversed the weed map legend to match the application
Photo dots now display with “RGB” instead of “Aerial”
When importing a mosaic, you can now select the type of camera that captured the imagery used to produce the mosaic
Manually triggered local stitching will look for image types not yet stitched
Added support for DJI’s Zenmuse X5S camera
Added an integration with Climate FieldView. You can now sync your FieldView fields into FieldAgent, and upload your FieldAgent mosaics into FieldView.
Fixed a crash that could occur when displaying QuickTiles.
Fixed a crash that could occur when regenerating QuickTiles.
Additional bug fixes
FIELDAGENT ADMINISTRATION APP
Import grower and farm information when importing fields from John Deere.
Allow users with a “Viewer” license to use the iOS mobile app.
Added plant population and weed detection analytics features.
Added spot scouting feature.
Added support for generating full ortho-mosaics on the local desktop computer.
QuickTile generation improvements.
Rebranded AgVault as FieldAgent
Field View: Mosaic layers are now clipped to the field boundary when displayed on the map. Uncheck the field boundary to turn off clipping.
An “Elevation Map” layer was added in Field View, which allows you to display a colorized elevation map and contour lines on the map.
You can now optionally order an Elevation Map when ordering a mosaic for a survey.
Renamed the “NAIP” layer to “Satellite” in Field View.
You can now import a shape file to update a field boundary
Fixed an ILS issue when importing multiple Sentera NIR flights and a DJI RGB flight into a single survey.
Changed the behavior of how tile caching works on the Map screen when the application is offline.
Additional bug fixes.
FIELDAGENT ADMINISTRATION APP
Fixed a bug that was preventing the ability to change a user’s or reseller client’s status from active to suspended, or suspended to active.
Additional bug fixes.
Added the Management Zones feature
Management zones allows the user to define shapes based upon the users NDVI settings and defined zone sensitivity.
The generated zones can be exported via a shape file to disk or directly to John Deere’s operation center.
The user can also create simple prescriptions based upon the generated zones and export that as well via a shape file.
Enhanced the support for Sentera’s incident light sensor.
Now including acreage when exporting shapes to a shape file.
Fixed an issue when importing large ortho-mosaics that could cause multiple fields to be created.
Fixed an issue with regenerating a QuickTile that had been previously deleted.
Fixed an issue when exporting an ortho-mosaic to John Deere that would cause the mosaic to not to display correctly within AgVault.
Additional bug fixes.
Support for Sentera’s incident light sensor
NDVI Toolbox now supports full mosaics
Image mirroring is defaulted to off upon installation
New NDVI color ranges for gray, red and blue
Fixed a bug that caused the Sentera logo to no longer display on emails sent by the system.
Changed the sync process in the desktop app to check to see if there is a current sync in progress before initiating a new sync.
Added a “Country” input to the “Settings” dialog in the desktop app.
Added a link for the new Customer Support Help web site to the desktop app.
Fixed an issue with uploading files from the desktop the server that was resulting in a 0-byte file size being incorrectly sent to the server.
Field View: Improved the wording of the message shown when the user attempts to delete a survey while QuickTile are being generated.
Photo View: Thumbnails are now being sorted first by survey date, and then by the photo date within a survey (oldest to newest).
Photo View: Added back the “Import Into” feature, which allows the user to import a set of images directly into a specific field.
Worldwide support of map satellite imagery
Map now defaults to Satellite view (instead of Street view)
NDVI Toolbox now allows for a one bin range
General bug fixes
General bug fixes
Add support for importing images produced by Sentera’s RTK sensor.
Added support for exporting mosaics that store projection information externally to John Deere.
Shared fields are now displayed on the map using a green-colored pin instead of a blue-colored pin.
Importing images now ignores certain files on the file system that are not images or meta-data files.
Fixed a couple of issues that could happen in certain situations when importing images.
Enhanced the exporting of shapefiles to make it easier to use these files with Case IH software.
Improved the performance of the map page when displaying a large number of field pins.
Fixed a crash that could happen when clicking on a line in the Import Summary screen.
Fixed a bug that could cause the app to close when the Photo Viewer screen is unable to retrieve images from the cloud.
FIELDAGENT ADMINISTRATION APP
Send an email notification to users when their account’s connection to John Deere is about to expire or has expired. The email contains a link to renew the connection.
Added QuickTile support for the DJI Mavic Camera.
Added QuickTile support for the Phantom 4 Professional Camera.
Removed the yellow field boundaries from the Fields map.
FIELDAGENT ADMINISTRATION APP
Fixed a crash when creating a new reseller client if the “Free License Limit” field was left empty.
Don’t allow negative values in the license limit fields when creating a new reseller client.
Improved the way AgVault detects an Internet connection.
Show upgrade message on Sign In dialog when the AgVault server is being upgraded.
Fixed a bug that caused an error when exporting an individual photo for a survey which does not have any NDVI photos.
Fixed a crash on the Fields map when clicking on a pin.
New NDVI Toolbox, which provides the ability to customize the coloring of NDVI photos and QuickTiles.
Fixed an issue with how an Internet connection is determined.
Notifications are now posted within MyJohnDeere whenever AgVault uploads/exports agronomic data (shapefiles, images, mosaics) to MyJohnDeere.
Fixed an issue with Quick View and Photo View that prevented viewing the entire photo for certain photos.
Other defect fixes.
New interactive import wizard.
Performance enhancements uploading files to the cloud.
Performance enhancements downloading files from the cloud.
Performance improvements in the “Field View” page.
New: Enhanced the importer to apply equal area NDVI coloring when generating NDVI photos.
New: Enhanced the desktop Sign In page to provide a way for a user to reset his password.
Update: When a suspended user attempts to sign in and provides an invalid password, the Sign In dialog now displays the “Suspended User” message instead of the “Invalid Password” message.
Update: The “Field List” on the map page now retains the current page when navigating between this page and the “Field View” page.
Update: If the sync process is paused on the desktop, and a sync is currently in progress, the sync will be allowed to finish before the process is paused.
Update: Pausing the sync process immediately after it starts no longer results in an error.
Update: Fixed an issue that caused duplicate thumbnails to be displayed in “Photo View” when toggling between that view and “Field View”.
Update: The “Available Cloud Storage” shown in the web UI now includes any additional bandwidth purchased.
Update: The “Cloud Storage Used” displayed in the web UI for reseller and reseller client users is now accurate.
Update: Prevent the sample data from being copied multiple times when the user clicks the “Copy Sample Data” multiple times.
Update: Fixed an issue in the desktop that happened if a user signs in without an internet connection, and then changes his password once an internet connection has been established.
Update: The “Pause Sync” button is now disabled for a user with a free license (free users cannot sync data to the cloud).
Update: The “Remember Me” setting on the “Sign In” page of the web UI now remembers/restores the user’s email address when the browser is closed and then reopened.
Update: Switching between satellite and street view on the desktop map page while in offline mode no longer results in an error.
Update: The photo mirroring process now downloads meta-data and QuickTile files in addition to photos.
Update: Pausing the sync process now stops photo mirroring.
Update: When downloading files to regenerate a QuickTile, all required meta-data files are now also downloaded.
Update: Fixed an issue in the importer that could cause duplicate QuickTiles to be created when importing photos from multiple flights for the same mission.
Update: Fixed an issue in “Field View” that was causing the NDVI legend to remain visible after the NDVI QuickTile was un-selected.
Update: Fixed an issue that could cause photo mirroring to not download new photos that exist in the cloud.
Update: Fixed an issue when AgVault fields were updated with boundary changes made within the John Deere system.
Update: Fixed an issue sending very large QuickTiles and mosaics to John Deere.
Update: An error message is displayed when the user attempts to export a QuickTile or photo to John Deere, and the associated John Deere field is no longer valid.
Performance improvements when deleting data via the sync process
Improved the accuracy of the estimated remaining time shown during syncing
Prompt the user to sign in if the user entered AgVault in offline mode, and then attempts to sync after having connected to the Internet
Added ability for users to purchase extra storage for their AgVaul subscription
QuickTiles and full mosaics exported to John Deere will now appear within the John Deere system as geo-referenced map layers
Bug Fix: When sync is paused and resumed, the number of files and total size remaining was not being recalculated
Bug Fix: Attempting to share a new field before it was synced would result in an error
Bug Fix: Syncing shared fields containing data deleted by other users would result in an error
Bug Fix: Exporting images that have been deleted by a sync running in the background would result in an error
Bug Fix: Available disk space calculation was not taking into consideration any Windows disk quotas defined for the user’s computer
Bug Fix: Tag filters on Photo View were incorrectly including tags from unselected surveys taken on the same date as selected surveys
Bug Fix: Selecting a field on the map page that has been deleted by the sync process would result in an error
Bug Fix: Upgrading firmware while the firmware folder is open in Windows Explorer would result in an error
Bug Fix: Uploading photos for a existing survey that additional photos were imported into would result in a processing error in the cloud
Bug Fix: A sync with changes to photos that occurs while Photo View is being shown could result in an error
Bug Fix: When a new active field boundary was imported from John Deere, the old field boundary was not being deleted
Bug Fix: A sync that deletes the field currently shown on the Field View would result in an error
Bug Fix: Downloading a QuickTile or full mosaic on Field View would sometimes result in an error
Added new pricing tiers (Basic, Mobile, Viewer).
Cloud syncing performance improvements.
Display warning dialog during startup when desktop computer resources (number of CPUs, amount of memory, amount of available hard drive space) are below the minimum system requirements.
Added the ability to pause/resume the cloud sync feature.
When importing fields from John Deere, the field’s active boundary as defined within the John Deere system will now be the boundary applied to your AgVault field.
Additional bug fixes and user experience improvements.
Added ability to link an AgVault field to a field within MyJohnDeere
User experience improvements
Added ability to export a mosaic/QuickTile to disk
Added ability to export a photo to John Deere
Added ability to enter notes when exporting a mosaic/QuickTile to John Deere
Automatically import field boundary updates from John Deere
User experience improvements
Added Farm and Grower to fields
Added ability to filter fields by Farm and Grower
Added ability to create a field by right clicking on the map
Combine flights from a Sentera sensor into one survey
Combine flights from a QX10 sensor into one survey
Support for quick-tiling imagery taken by DJI Phantom 3 FC300S (Advanced), FC350 (X3) and FC550 (Zenmuse X5) cameras
Support for quick-tiling DJI NDVI imagery
Export mosaic to John Deere
Ability to add notes to a survey
Camera firmware upgrader
Allow user to move the local Sentera data library
Show the user’s license type on the About dialog
Require a new user to change their temporary password the first time when signing in
Support for viewing maps while offline
Now offering stitching as a service
Added ability to manage Cloud and Sharing settings
Added a “Basic” price tier
Added a “Viewer” price tier that has read-only access to data
Default QuickTile spatial resolution to 15 in the Settings dialog
Enhanced the “Import Into Field” feature to allow for importing of non-geotagged photos
Added support for Canadian provinces
Allow for multiple tags per photo
Added ability to import data from two cameras on the same flight into a single survey
Free user support
New sync ui
Photo dot performance improvement
Added option to download all images for all assets
Added option to allow the user to define the size on disk used by AgVault
Added color legend for NDVI quicktiles and images
XMP Metata support for DJI
Change the way assets are detected during importing
Add ability to create QuickTiles for collections that do not have them
Add visual indicator when downloading thumbnails in the image viewer
Removed Export Shape to SST
Bug fix for displaying thumbnails associated with multiple flights on the same day.
Updated cloud synchronization to support a very large amount of data synced at one time
Implemented smart uploads – uploading imported imagery to the cloud will now restart where it left off, if interrupted
Support importing directly into an asset (field)
Fixed an issue where some customers were seeing black tiles on the background maps
Added asset (field) boundaries to the asset map
Added ability to edit/delete an asset (field) from the field list on the asset map
More Map Performance Enhancements
Much improved Photo Viewer Performance
Fixed bug with the QuickTile feature when the path to the AgVault library contain spaces
Other Bug Fixes
Many Bug Fixes
Map Performance Enhancements
Added “Created By“ to photo details
Added ability to delete a survey
Enhanced reseller support
Allow importing of shape files that are missing the index (IDX) file
QuickTile dates now match the survey date
New QuickTile feature added (with support for Phoenix/Indago platforms)
New QuickView added to field view
New “document view” allows you to save files to fields