Growers, agronomists, service providers, seed salesmen, GIS specialists, insurance agents—multiple parties and technologies are involved during the crop production cycle. Standardization, synchronization, and automation enable communication of need-to-know information between parties that have a working relationship concerning a particular field. The following principles guide the development of agX®.
By producing a framework for spatial infrastructure, agX® creates the opportunity for quick and easy integration among all users and devices. This means that agX compliant products or services acquired via the agX Store can be seamlessly implemented into the workflow of thousands of farmers and ag service providers who are already using precision farming practices on millions of acres.
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As industries evolve, there is a point where standards must be adopted or business will be hampered. agX® standardization for precision farming addresses reference data and spatial standards. Guidelines enforcing standardization are what ultimately allow multiple applications to collect and share data on a consistent basis, ensure that quality data is collected, protect against multiple datasets on the same geography, and make aggregate analysis possible. Furthermore, data standardization creates an ecosystem of diverse yet compatible products for the agricultural community, as seen in the agX Store.
The agX APIs provide the means to standardization, which allows applications and services to be accessible within the agX Store.
User-based permission settings govern agX data. The administrators of data layers can specify what users or algorithms may access, view, edit, or share layers of data. This means growers or service providers can allow organizations to access parts of their data for product calculations without leaving their data open to unauthorized use.
The agX servers are maintained in a highly fortified, state-of-the-art, enterprise-grade facility.
The deep complexity and diversity within the agricultural market creates many areas of expertise. This has manifested itself within the precision ag industry with many companies providing niche pieces of the overall production ag system. However, compatibility issues often hamper the adoption of many precision ag offerings. The agX Store is a portal for farmers and ag service providers to discover and adopt best of breed products while maintaining compatibility across other agX compliant applications.
The agX Store is currently being beta tested in select applications.