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FarmerGPS may be downloaded and tested for free.
The trial is limited to 10 min intervals of GPS positioning information. A simple restart will provide recording of another 10 min interval. There are no other limitations. FarmerGPS also contains a simulation mode. This allows you to test FarmerGPS without a GPS receiver!

Any standard GPS receiver which provides NMEA protocol output to your laptops serial port may be used. FarmerGPS uses RMC and GGA values which are standard output strings on most devices.

FarmerGPS.EXE requires Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 to run on your computer. This framework is part of any Microsoft Vista or Windows 7 installation, but must be downloaded and installed seperately for Windows XP or Windows 8!.

To check whether .Net Framework 2.0 is installed on your computer, please go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, and double-click on Add or Remove Programs. If you see "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0" on the list, it is already installed. If you need to download and install Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 64-bit, please click here to download the installation file (dotnetfx.exe) directly from Microsoft.

For FarmerGPS version 5 and 6, you must install the Microsoft XNA Framework 3.1. This framework must be installed on all Windows OS versions and can be downloaded for free here

You may also want to download the "Install and Getting started.pdf" document (requires Adobe Reader) for some basic information.

Other downloads:

A 2-page quick reference: FarmerGPS Quickref.pdf.

Documentation for:
"Interface box","USB-interface box" and the "Raven Integration".

Also available for download:
Driver for the Tripplite USB-RS232 cable.
Driver for the 2303 Tripplite USB-RS232 cable. Newer 3' cable with the 2303 chipset..
Driver for the StarTech USB-RS232 cable.

Driver for FreePilot and KTA223 section control.
The FreePilot and KTA223 devices utilize an arduino driver and Windows 8 is creating some installation problems due to "driver signing" requirements. The driver can still be installed, however driver signing must be temporarily disabled. http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how-to-disable-driver-signature-verification-on-64-bit-windows-8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/
Another nice alternative was found by Darrell, his blog explains the install of an equivalent modem driver from Compaq which does not require the disabling of driver signing. Follow his instructions here: http://dawdevel.blogspot.ca/2012/12/arduino-uno-on-windows-8-without.html


FarmerGPS software :
FarmerGPS 6 does require a newer graphic card since it features a 3D perspective view.
Version 4 uses standard drawing techniques for a 2D birdseye view every graphic card should support.
Please test version 6 on your netbook before you buy. We will continue to support version 4 for older laptops, however any new features will only be available in version 6.
Remember to install the XNA Framework first! XNA Framework 3.1

Version 6 is a free upgrade for all users who have purchased FarmerGPS within the last year. Simply request a new license key by e-mailing farmergps@hotmail.com with your hardware-id and transaction date/purchase date. Check the buy pages for upgrade pricing and full purchase pricing.
Important note: If you are using the 3-boom interface box with version 4 and are upgrading to version 6, you will have to re-wire Pin1 of your 3-boom box. Please check the documentation for the "interface box".

Click to start download! FarmerGPS6.MSI

Size: 6276 kb
Release Date:May 24, 2016 Version 6.3.4
OS: Win 10, Win 8 or 8.1, Win 7,Win Vista/XP 32 and 64 bit

Changes from 6.3.3 to 6.3.4:
- Added Novatel Smart6L as a receiver option

Changes from 6.3.2 to 6.3.3:
- Tweaks on the FreePilot V2 integration
- Reference point update at first GPS connect

Changes from 6.3.0 to 6.3.2:
- Support for the new FreePilot V2 plus some smaller bug fixes

Changes from 6.2.5 to 6.3.0:
- FarmerGPS supports full autosteer, yield & moisture maps for Claas Lexion combines (2011/12 and newer)

Changes from 6.2.2 to 6.2.5:
- Setup form now works in 125% screen resolution
- FreePilot V1 and FreePilot V2 config options
- Fix on EI4-BT timing

Changes from 6.2.0 to 6.2.2:
- Bluetooth identifier matches description in Windows

Changes from 6.0.24 to 6.2.0:
- Prepared for FreePilot v2
- Reliability improvements for EI4BT and EI8BT
- Shape file import improvements

Changes from 5.12.7 to 6.0:
- Fixed bug in Google import
- Adding Bluetooth as an integration option to GPS receivers and integration boxes! This eliminates the weak USB connection, the need to install USB drivers and reduces cable clatter int he cab.
- Claas Lexion Yield/Moisture option incl. full autosteer on supported models via canbus
- Improved Google exports
- AB-Line naming
- Better touchscreen support
- New icons
- Bug fixes and lots of small improvements



History of older releases

 

Simply double-click FarmerGPS6.msi on your laptop. (ensure Microsoft Framework 2.0 is installed first) If you have an existing installation, please uninstall with Control Panel/Remove Programs.

Please also read the installed documentation. (About/Help)

You are downloading a free but limited version of FarmerGPS! This version is limited to the recording of 10 min of GPS data, for a full version please buy a license key. As soon as you have the license key, register in the Setup tab, no new download is required. The licensed version of Farmergps has no restrictions.