What is the required iPad® tablet configuration, including data plan options?
FieldView will require at least a 32GB iPad2/iPad3 with Wi-Fi + 3G (iPads without 3G will operate
FieldView as well, however without internet functionality), which are available from Precision Planting or
other Apple resellers.
64GB iPad2/iPad3 tablets are recommended for users that will store over 3,000 acres per year of both
planting and harvest data. Precision Planting does not sell the 64GB systems, but they are readily
available from Apple® resellers.
You will need to choose an iPad2/iPad3 tablet specifically for the best data carrier coverage in your
Your 20/20 SeedSense will need to be updated to 6.0 Software via a USB.
How many acres of mapping can be stored on a 32GB iPad tablet?
Approximately 3,000 acres of planting and harvest data will occupy around 12-15GB of space. o One
year of planting requires 3MB of space per acre, and 2MB will be required per harvested acre.
Can I view field data on an iPhone®?
No, the FieldView app is specific to iPad devices.
How do I register my FieldView display and install the FieldView app from the Apple App
The FieldView app will be downloaded from the Apple App Store and installed on the iPad tablet. The
first time the user opens FieldView, they will be prompted to register it and create an AutoMap account.
If the user already has an AutoMap account, that account can be used to register FieldView as well.
How do I view my prior year “as planted” maps?
Once FieldView has been registered it can be connected to the 20/20 SeedSense using the FVM.
The user will be prompted with a 20/20 Data Sync prompt if they would like to import the existing
SeedSense “as planted” maps to FieldView. Once the 20/20 Data Sync has been completed, the user will
be taken to the data manager to build the maps that have just been transferred from the 20/20 to
FieldView. (Only 20/20 field data generated from 20/20 SeedSense software version 4.0 or newer will be
imported into FieldView.)
What happens if I delete the FieldView icon from the home screen of the iPad tablet?
All high definition map data is included in the FieldView app. If the FieldView app is deleted from the
home screen, the data will be deleted as well. Maps can be re-created if the 20/20 field data from the
20/20 SeedSense display was saved.
A user will be able to import data from a USB stick to the 20/20, and then use the 20/20 Data Sync
feature in FieldView to transfer map data.
What happens if I break my screen? Other general support concerns?
While the iPad is a consumer device, we have done a lot of testing for vibration, shock loads and
heat and believe that the tablet meets or exceeds the durability of most current planter monitors. We
also include a very rugged case with the FieldView base kit that provides additional protection.
The iPad is an Apple product that is supported solely by Apple, Inc. If your iPad tablet is damaged or not
functioning properly, Apple Support is available to support your needs (1-800- 692-7753).
Apple sells an Apple Care Protection plan that is available through their website or retail stores.
Specifically, what is the list of maps that can be displayed in FieldView?
There are currently 8 maps available (Hybrid, Population, Singulation, Spacing, Down Force, Good Ride,
Speed, and Coverage).
Do the maps show direction triangles on all of the maps?
Yes. If you do not see the triangles, change the zoom level. Direction triangles indicate what direction
the planter was moving while planting the pass.
What future functionality will be available? How will it work with Harvest?
FieldView will be the primary mapping display for the harvest monitor, and we will continue to increase
the analytical tools within FieldView to provide the 360-degree view connecting the planter to the
Can the maps in FieldView be printed?
No, but there is a “Take Screenshot” function in FieldView that allows you to email the current
screenshot to someone, or save it to your Camera Roll as a picture.
What are the scouting capabilities in FieldView? What are other GPS options available
An iPad with 3G has a GPS receiver with about 15ft accuracy. As a scouting tool, a grower will be able to
record pictures, notes and video with GPS locations recorded for those events.
There are third party GPS systems that can improve the accuracy of the GPS location in the iPad. o If the
grower does not have an iPad with 3G, they will not be able to get location information while not
connected to the 20/20.
Can I import other map files from my sprayer or competitive harvest monitor?
Currently there is no support to import maps from any other monitors except for your 20/20 SeedSense
“as planted” maps.
Can a 3rd party like a consultant or agronomist buy the FieldView app, so that they can
view customers’ high definition maps?
The app is free and can be installed on any iPad, however the only way to transfer data to an iPad is
through an FVM connected to a 20/20 display.
What other features have been released in the latest March update?
The AutoMap Rx Sync is included in the March release, which allows a grower to automatically
“Download” his AutoMap prescriptions from his AutoMap account with a 3G or Wi-Fi connection to his
iPad Tablet. They can then “Transfer” those prescriptions to his 20/20
SeedSense where they can be assigned to the appropriate fields.
The Email Support feature now includes a transfer of 20/20 and FieldView log files so that the
Precision Planting product support personnel can better diagnose issues you may experiencing with
your SeedSense or FieldView displays. By selecting Help>Email Support you will see an email prompt
displayed that will contain 2 zip files if the FieldView Display is connected to the 20/20 SeedSense, or
only 1 zip file if you are not connected to the 20/20 SeedSense.
What happens to my mapping data if I move one FieldView display to multiple 20/20
SeedSenses throughout the spring?
FieldView records data based on the Serial Number of the 20/20, so it will be able to connect to more
than one 20/20 SeedSense.
It will be important for fields planted with multiple 20/20 systems to have the same “Client | Farm |
Field” naming convention to be displayed in FieldView as a single map.
Can I put one iPad on multiple 20/20 systems during planting without effecting the data
stored on those 20/20 systems? I want to demo it as much as possible, but don't want to
hurt any data collection?
Yes, the data is safe within the 20/20 display.
After the planting season is done, will I be able to download my data that didn't run
FieldView from a 20/20 SeedSense and see it in the app on my iPad tablet?
A user will be able to import data from a USB stick to the 20/20 and then use the 20/20 Data Sync
feature in FieldView to transfer map data.
How does a grower that has 2 20/20 systems see all the data on 1 iPad tablet?
Connect the 2nd 20/20 to the iPad and when prompted for “20/20 File Sync”, select the current season.
At the end of “File Sync”, go to the “Data Manager” and “Build Maps” for any fields that were planted
with the 2nd 20/20.
A single map will be built for fields that were planted with two planters if the “Client | Farm | Field”