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.
A 2-page quick reference: FarmerGPS
box" and the "Raven
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
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
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
Remember to install the XNA Framework first! XNA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Size: 6276 kb
Release Date:March 14, 2018 Version 6.4.1
OS: Win 10, Win 8 or 8.1, Win 7,Win Vista/XP 32 and 64 bit
Changes from 6.3.4 to 6.4.1:
- TCP/IP option
- New file reading form
- Correction in Bluetooth
- lots of smaller changes
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.
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.