|The use of GPS is widepread in field that require geospatial information for managing assests over large areas. Forestry, mineral exploration, and wildlife habitat management all use GPS to
precisely define positions of important assets and to identify changes.
|GPS and Agriculture
GPS receivers installed in farm equipment provide accurate position information. This enables farmers to apply fertilizers and harvest crops with great precision.
Photograph courtesy Case Corporation.
Maps of crop yield can be made using agricultural GPS systems. The map shown here indicates how crop yield varies across a field. These maps can be created during harvesting, allowing farmers to accurately plan how the fields should be used and fertilized for future crops.
Graphic courtesy Case Corporation.
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