FieldBee app guide

1.Getting started #

1.1.Installation of FieldBee #

Installing eFarmer 

eFarmer needs OS Android not less than 4.1.

Download the application from Play Store (Fig. 1.1).  Run Play Store, in search field you enter eFarmer.

In the opened window select the application and click  “Install” (Fig. 1.2).

 

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1.2.Registration #

After the program has been installed, the login form will open  (Fig. 1.3). You can:

  • Sign Up;
  • Log In, if you are registered;
  • Log In via Facebook.

Facebook

You can “Sign Up”  via Facebook (Fig. 1.3).

After the registration, we have sent  a Registration letter with your  login and password.

Email

If you register via email, you should fill in next fields (Fig. 1.3):

  • E-mail;
  • Password, tap  you can see it;
  • Name;
  • Phone;
  • Accept Term&Conditions.

Then tap “WITH EMAIL”.

All data will add to your Profile.

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1.3.Sign in #

You can sign in to the app in two ways (Fig. 1.4):

  • E-mail, you enter your email, password and tap “Log In”;
  • Facebook, tap  “Log In with Facebook”.

If you signed up with Facebook and you’d like to log in with your email, you need to use the data from the Registration email.

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2.4.Pattern Headland #

You selected HEADLAND pattern (fig. 4.2), start to drive.

  • At the beginning of  a perimeter, tap SET button (fig. 4.2.1);

Fig. 4.2.1

Fig. 4.2.2

  • Then, set points A and B for the first path.   (fig. 4.2.3);
  • At the end of a boundary, tap SET button for closing it (Fig. 4.2.4, Fig. 4.2.4), and the app will build AB parallel paths along the perimeter.

Fig. 4.2.3

Fig. 4.2.4

Fig. 4.2.5

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2.5.Pattern Saved Track #

We saved your tracks, from previous operations, for using them as a pattern.

We saved all tracks connecting to the field.

If you are a  new user without any tasks and tracks, when you tap pattern SAVED track , you see the message: “There are no tracks for pattern on the selected field”.

So you need:

  1. Create a task
  2. Add the field/fields
  3. Record a track on the field, and save it. This track will be saved as a pattern for the next tasks on the field.

Then you create another task for the field (which you recorded the track early).

  1. Start record track, select pattern SAVED track (Fig.4.3.1).
  2. Open pattern tracklist for the field.
  3. Select track, which you want to use as a pattern, tap it (Fig.4.3.2).
  4. It shows on the field (Fig.4.3.3).

 

Fig.4.3.1 Fig.4.3.2 Fig.4.3.3

 

  • Tap to reset the selected track, then you can select another one from track list or change pattern .

 

3.7 Recently used patterns

Recently used patterns provide list of patterns that were used earlier for the field.

You need at least one saved track with AB line to use it for the next Task.

  1. Follow one of the sections 4.1-4.4 to record track with AB line.
  2. Each pattern for one field will be saved to RECENTLY USED PATTERNS list automatically.
  3. Tap Pattern button
  4. Choose Recently used patterns
  5. Tap pattern to mark your field by guiding lines:

Example: field is ready to start driving with each RECENTLY USED PATTERNS

  1. If there are no available RECENTLY USED PATTERNS for the field – it means that you have not saved any track with the guiding line for this field.

RECENTLY USED PATTERNS are connected to the field that it was saved.

RECENTLY USED PATTERNS will be available for different tasks with the field they belong to.

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3.Record keeping #

Record keeping allows creates field records and automatically generate reports.

Field records. You will be able to input the following data manually while working in the field:

  • type of operation
  • denomination and quantity of materials used (fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, etc.)

Automatic tracking. The following information can be added automatically to the field report from the GPS tracking:

  • type of operation
  • area and distance covered
  • machine used

Reports. As a result, you will be able to view your field report (see example) and export it to PDF for your records.

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3.1.Tasks #

Tasks view

Go to the menu item Tasks. To work with your Tasks you can use two types of preview:

  • List View (Fig. 6.1.1). To change the view, tap   on the top bar.
  • Map View (Fig 6.1.2). To change the view, tap on the top bar.


Fig. 6.1.1

In the List View you can:

  • sort Task by progress;
  • create a new Task;
  • search the required Task in the list;
  • sort Task by name, type or date create;
  • filter task view;
  • view and edit Task information;
  • delete Task.

Fig 6.1.2

In the Map View you can:

  • view actual Task map;
  • choose map mode;
  • search your location on the map;
  • create a new Task;
  • filter task view;
  • view Task information.

 

Create new Task

To add a new Task tap the Add button in the bottom right corner and select one of the offered Task types (Fig 6.1.3).


Fig 6.1.3

Then select fields which you want to add to a Task (Fig.6.1.4). To sort Fields by Name, Distance to, Size, Crop or Group tap on .  You can also create a new field by tapping .  For more details how to create a field, see the section Create a new Field


Fig.6.1.4

To save selected fields tap .

Then Task details screen opens (Fig.6.1.5).


Fig.6.1.5

You can add and edit Task information:

  • Name
    The task name is created automatically. You can specify the task name manually
  • Status
    The task is created automatically with status OPEN. You can select any other status: IN PROGRESS, DONE
  • Date
    You can change the date by tapping on it
  • Fields
    You can see which Fields you selected for the Task. If necessary, You can delete a field or edit progress of the field by tapping on the field card
  • Notes
    Add some notes in the task

Tap to add more information to the Task (Fig.6.1.6)


Fig.6.1.6

  • Photo
    A photo can be added in two ways:
    – add a photo using the camera
    – attach file
  • Worker
    You can select worker from the list. Choose worker and he will be added to the list Assignees (Fig.6.1.7).
    To create a new worker tap . Enter his name, position and tap Save (Fig.6.1.8).
    You can also create workers in Glossary.


Fig.6.1.7                                 

Fig.6.1.8

  • Machinery
    Select vehicles and implements and tap  (Fig.6.1.9).
    To search a required vehicle or implement in the list tap .
    To create a new one tap . Select machinery model, complete the form and tap Save (Fig.6.1.10).
    You can also create machinery in Glossary

 



Fig.6.1.9                                     

Fig.6.1.10

  • Materials
    Here you can add Materials (Fig.6.1.11). Tap Materials type and choose the required type you want to add (Fig.6.1.12). Then enter the name of Materials manually. You can select Materials from the autosuggest list if you created them in Glossary before. Complete the form and tap .


Fig.6.1.11                                      

Fig.6.1.12

 

  • Tracks
    The screen of Track recording for this Task opens.  Tap to start recording.
    For more details how to record a Track see section 3. Track Recording
  • Fields
    Select fields which you want to add to a Task (Fig.6.1.4) and tap

 

ALL THE DATA ADDED OR EDITED ON TASK DETAILS SCREEN IS SAVED AUTOMATICALLY.

After you tap on the top bar, the new Task will appear in your Task list.

You can also delete the Task. Tap on top bar, tap “Delete” and “Ok” on the warning message.

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3.2.Fields #

Here you can create, edit, filter and manage your farm fields.

There are two types of preview:  List View or Map View (Fig. 6.2.1, Fig. 6.2.2).

Fig.6.2.1                                           

Fig.6.2.2

List View

In the list you can sort your fields by:
– Name
– Distance to
– Size
– Crop
– Group

For this, tap on top bar, tap “Sort by” in the additional menu and choose one option (Fig.6.2.3)

Fig.6.2.3

You can delete Tasks from the list. For this, tap on the top bar and “Select” in additional menu.

Select Tasks you want to delete. Several tasks can be selected at the same time.

Tap on the top bar and “Ok” on the warning message.

If you want to search some field, tap and start entering its name (Fig.6.2.4).

 


Fig.6.2.4

To move to Field Card, tap the field name.

Also you can filter your fields by

  • crop season;
  • crop;
  • group.

For this tap on .

Filter panel will appear instantly. (Fig. 6.2.5, Fig. 6.2.6).

In filter panel for the season is selected showing all fields by default. On the map, fields are displayed with the crops for the current season.

Fields without crops for any season will not be shown for these seasons.

WARNING!!!

FILTERED LIST OF THE FIELDS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT OTHER PARTS OF APP (TASKS,NOTES LIST AND MAP)

Fig. 6.2.5

                       

Fig. 6.2.6

To filter your fields by the season of the crop, which was at fields tap on and choose crop season.(Fig. 6.2.7)

After choosing season fields will be filtered by selected season

  • at the list (Fig. 6.2.8);
  • on the map (Fig. 6.2.9).


Fig. 6.2.7             

   
Fig.6.2.8                                   

Fig. 6.2.9

To filter your fields by crop, crop season should be selected.

Tap on and choose crop from the list.(Fig. 6.2.10)

After choosing crop fields will be filtered by selected crop

  • at the list (Fig. 6.2.11);
  • on the map (Fig. 6.2.12).


Fig. 6.2.10         

Fig.6.2.11                                        

Fig. 6.2.12

To filter your fields by group tap on and choose group from the list.(Fig. 6.2.13)

After choosing group fields will be filtered by selected group:

  • at the list (Fig. 6.2.14);
  • on the map (Fig. 6.2.15).


Fig.6.2.13

 

Fig.6.2.14                                   

Fig. 6.2.15

To reset the filter tap the icon and tap in warning message OK.
To close filter panel tap on top bar.

 

Map View

Tap it, searching your location on the map

Change Map layers

Return to the list of fields

To move to Field Card, tap the field marker (with fields name and area).

 

Create a new Field

To add a new field go to Record Keeping / Fields.

Tap in the bottom right corner and select one of offered variants (Fig.6.2.16):

  • Import
  • GPS measured
  • Draw


Fig.6.2.16

 

Import your fields

You can import your fields from SHP files. In Field import dialogue select SEND LINK (Fig.6.2.17)

Fig.6.2.17

You can send a link to a web version in any way you like (email, messaging, skype and other) or open Web version link via browser on your device.

How to import your fields from SHP files you can find in the section 4.2 Import fields in eFarmer Web version.

 

Add field using GPS

You can draw a new field by GPS. Go to the area which you want to measure and save in eFarmer. Then set GPS location in vehicle.

After tapping GPS measured map opens. Driving mode.

Tap and start driving around the area (Fig. 6.2.18).

Fig.6.2.18

 

Drive the perimeter of the area, then tap . For saving the field tap .

Complete the form and tap SAVE (Fig.6.2.19).


Fig.6.2.19

 

Draw a field manually

You can draw a new field by hand on the map. If your account contains fields, the map focuses on them (Fig.6.2.20)

Fig.6.2.20

To add new field follow these steps:

  1. Find the field on the map and put points on the field boundary (light touch) (Fig.6.2.21).


Fig 6.2.21

While drawing the boundary of the field,  you can move and delete the wrong points.

  • To move a point. Select a point,  press and hold it. Then drag it to another place.
  • To delete a point. Use the arrows to select the point, click the basket.
  1. Tap to save the drawn field.
  2. Fill in the Field info: enter Name, choose Crop, choose Group, enter Additional info (Fig.6.2.22).

Also, you can create New Group, for this tap New group and enter Group name (Fig.6.2.23, Fig.6.2.24).

Fig.6.2.22

Fig.6.2.23                                    

Fig.6.2.24

 

  1. If necessary, you can correct the field area.

We recommend changing area no more than 10%.

  1. Tap to save the Field.

 

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3.3.Notes #

In the menu Notes, you can see your POI and POIs information.

Go to the menu item Notes. To work with your POI you can use two types of preview:

  • List View (Fig. 6.1.1)
  • Map View (Fig 6.3.2)

Fig. 6.1.1

In the List View you can:

  • create new Note ;
  • search required Note in the list;
  • sort Note by group or by type;
  • view and edit Note information;
  • delete Note.

Fig 6.1.2

In the Map View you can:

  • create new Note;
  • search my location on the map;
  • select Map layers;
  • view and edit Note information;
  • delete Note.

Create a new Note

To add new Note click the Add button in the bottom right corner and select one of the offered variant Notes adding.

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4.AutoSteer #

Autosteer helps you to follow the guiding line without driving manually. It helps to get  0-4 cm accuracy during your operations.

Systems Safely

  • Do not use guidance systems on the roads. Always turn Turn off the guidance system before entering the roadway.
  • Do not attempt to enable (activate) the guidance system during transportation on the roadway.
  • Guidance systems are designed to assist the operator in performing field operations more efficiently. Operator
  • always responsible for the path of the car.
  • Systems do not automatically detect or prevent collisions with obstacles or other cars.
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4.1.Autosteer Setup #

To connect ECU to FieldBee app you need to follow next step:

  1. Turn on ECU.
  2. Wait until it will become ready for connection.
  3. Open FieldBee app.
  4. Open Settings.
  5. Slide down to Autosteer section
  6. Tap to Enable Autosteer (Fig.4.1, Fig.4.2)

     

    Fig.4.1

    Fig.4.2

    Fig.4.3

  7. Choose Connection type ( Fig.4.3) :
    Wi-Fi

    For WiFi connection type

    Tap Autosteer Wi-Fi Device

    Wait until ECU will appear on device’s list

    Tap on ECU S/N

    Go to Navigation

    Tap on GPS source button

    After tablet Wi-Fi will be connected to ECU you can start driving.

      1. Ethernet

    Connect Ethernet cable to adapter

    Connect adapter to Tablet

    Go to Navigation

    Tap on GPS source button

    After tablet will be connected to ECU you can start driving

  8. Tap Continue – to continue previous track or Tap button to create new task
  9. Start driving
  10. Create AB line by tapping button A at the first pass start and B at the pass end.
  11. Tap button to start steering
  12. To enable steering;
    1. turn driving wheel;
    2. tap button
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4.2.Autosteer enable/disable #

 

Icon Description
Autosteer Engage. Tap this button to enable autosteer. After tapping this button autosteer start following guiding line and drive forward automatically
Autosteer Disengage. Tap this button to disable autosteer. After tapping this button autosteer stops following guiding line and driver need to take driving wheel under own control.

*To disable autosteer it is enough to turn driving wheel. After turning driving wheel driving need to be executed manually.

Steering Adjust. The Steering Adjust enables the operator to adjust the vehicle steering performance to match these changing conditions. You can change the response of the selected item by using the slider bar.
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4.3.Autosteer adjust #

The Steering Adjust screen enables the operator to adjust the vehicle steering performance to match these changing conditions. You can change the response of the selected item by using the slider bar.

To access the Steering Adjust screens, tap the Steering Adjust button.

    • Steering Response – This adjusts for oscillations of the vehicle when it is on the desired path.
    • Line Acquisition – This adjusts how aggressively the vehicle steers onto the desired steering path (A/B line). The goal is to tune the system to take the shortest route without excessively sharp or sudden movements of the vehicle.
    • Cross Track Error – This adjusts how aggressively the vehicle reacts to changes in cross-track error.
    • Heading Aggressiveness – This adjusts how aggressively the vehicle reacts to changes in the vehicles heading.
    • Reverse Response – This adjusts steering aggressiveness when the vehicle is traveling in reverse.
    • Motor Aggressiveness – Adjust how aggressively the MDU motor turns the steering wheel (this option is available for MDU control only)

 

  • Steering Freeplay – Compensates for freeplay in the vehicle’s steering. Accounting for freeplay is most important at high speed. Too much freeplay compensation leads to excessive steering wheel movement, especially at low speed.

 

ImplementSteerResponse – Adjusts how aggressively the ECU-S1 system steering the vehicle to keep the implement on the desired path.

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4.4.Steering Interruption #

  • User Display Disengage – Disengage steering manual from android application
  • User Steering Wheel Disengage – User turned the steering wheel
  • GPS Position Dropout – GPS Position no longer OK
  • GPS Attitude Dropout – GPS heading no longer OK
  • No Move Timeout – Sat still for too long
  • Too Far From Row – More than 0.5 implement width from row
  • Calibration Error – Current Vehicle is not Calibrated
  • Frozen Row Not Found – More than 0.5 implement width from row
  • Seat Switch – Seat Switch required and Triggered
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