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John Deere and MapShots announce strategic alliance

Developing productive solutions for agriculture, John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS) announces the formation of a strategic alliance with MapShots, Inc. to design desktop software for farmers and ranchers. Through this alliance, MapShots and AMS – the US firms – will develop a version of EASi Suite for GreenStar applications.

The current AMS desktop software program, JDOffice, features record keeping, crop planning, and data collection tools along with field mapping capabilities in an easy-to-operate environment. MapShots EASi Suite offers advanced GIS and crop management capabilities.

John Deere’s initial relationship with MapShots was the implementation and adoption of the Field Operations Data Model (FODM) architecture in John Deere software products. This initiative provided customers the flexibility needed to communicate data between different systems, as the demand for intensive crop management increased.