Field Op Device Drivers (FODDs) are system components used for transferring monitor-specific data to/from data cards and the AgStudio product suite. Current FODDs are installed automatically with each product release (i.e. AgStudio and AgDirector). However, there are times when manufacturers make changes requiring FODD updates between releases. In such instances, you can download and install the most current version from here.
To select the device driver you need, choose the manufacturer for the Device to view a list of the compatible drivers, then click the link to install the Device Driver.
- Falcon Device Driver (2.11 mb), Merge module (457 kb): Version 264 — November 14, 2008. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. Writes Falcon TIF prescription files and reads Falcon as-applied files. There is no need for any licensing (no subscriptions, Map Translator, or acre charges).
- Console I Device Driver (1.5 mb), Merge module (235 kb) : Version 238 — April 21, 2009. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. The Console I data logging format is also referred to as Datatronics III or Power Performance III. Console I and its data-logging format is available on some European tractors. It does not support harvest data or product application. The device driver writes planned tasks and reads logs for the Console I format.
- Console II / Task Controller Device Driver (1.79 mb): Version 18.104.22.1685 — July 30, 2014. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. This is the newest format. AGCO’s Console II, C1000, C2000 and C2100 are ISOBUS compatible and log data according to the ISO11783-10 specification. Over time, this is the preferred format. Don’t be confused – the firmware on the Console II and C2000 is referred to as: FIELDSTAR II and Falcon VT. They log a different format than the predecessor of the same name. The format supported in this data driver is referred to as Task Controller.
- FIELDSTAR Device Driver (12.7 mb), Merge module (2.28 mb): Version 246 — April 21, 2009. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. FIELDSTAR data is handled by this device driver. FIELDSTAR data includes harvest data and application data from the terminal of the same name.
Ag Leader FODDs support reading and writing data from Ag Leader monitors.
- MapShots Ag Leader Field Operations Device Driver: (16.7 mb) Version 3.10.52 — Sept 5, 2013.3.10.52 — Added support for publishing Manufacturer of products. Updated to include user properties from ilf logs. This FODD requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 (23mb). (The installer will tell you if this framework is missing.)
- MapShots Ag Leader Text Field Operations Device Drivers: (700 kb) Version 3.02.01 — December 4, 2007. Requires FODM 3.09.16 runtime or greater.
This FODD is neither supported nor endorsed by Ag Leader.
These FODDs support reading and writing CNH data files.
- MapShots CNH Voyager Field Operations Device Driver: (1.02 mb) Version 3.01.19 — Nov 16, 2006. Reads CNH Voyager yield files. Requires FODM 3.06.05 or greater.
- MapShots CNH Voyager2 Field Operations Device Driver: (1.74 mb) Version 1.01.38 — Oct 28, 2014. Reads and writes CNH Voyager 2 files.
This FODD now supports a test version of card setup and Rx generation.WARNING — The card setup feature is in beta testing and you should not use this without discussing prerequisites with your software vendor. In it’s current implementation, writing a card with this FODD and importing it to your monitor will add all exported items to those that are already in your monitor. The setup card should really only be used in a monitor where the existing setup has been erased. Code to resolve this limitation is being implemented.You can review this post on NAT for a long-winded discussion of some issues with the entire process.This FODD requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 (23mb). (The installer will tell you if this framework is missing.)
- MapShots CNH Flexi-Coil Field Operations Device Driver: (1.5 mb) Writes Flexi-Coil .pre prescriptions files and reads Flexi-Coil .log as-applied files. Requires FODM 3.09.16 runtime or greater.
These FODDs are neither endorsed nor supported by CNH.
The Agris FieldLink FODD supports writing FieldLink .map prescription files.
- MapShots FieldLink Field Operations Device Driver: (6.5 mb) Version 3.01.06 — September 18, 2007. Requires FODM 3.09.16 runtime or greater.
John Deere GreenStar
Deere FODDs support reading and writing data from Deere GreenStar monitors.
- Deere GS2\GS3 Field Operations Device Driver: (5.7 mb) Version 22.214.171.124 — Dec 15, 2014. Writes Deere GS2\GS3 setup and prescription files, and reads GS2\GS3 yield and as-applied data. This FODD requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 (23mb). (The FODD installer will tell you if this framework is missing.)
- Deere GS1 Field Operations Device Driver: (1.4 mb) Version 3.10.34 — Oct 15, 2008. Writes Deere GS1 setup and prescription files and reads GS1 Combine Yield Mapping, Harvest Doc, SeedStar, SprayStar, and Field Doc operation logs.
- GreenStar Crop List: The Deere monitors require crop/commodity names that match their internal list. This document defines the supported crops. However, reasonable substitions are also supported. For instance, “Corn” will be mapped into “Corn (Wet)”, “Wheat” will map into one of the Deere wheats, and you can use Soybeans or Soybean. Choose Milo if you want Grain Sorghum.
- Formatting a GS1 card: The GS1 monitor requires a very specific card format that can only be performed from the DOS prompt on Win2K, XP, and Vista machines. This document describes the required format and steps to perform it.
126.96.36.199 – Resolves issue when reading harvest data that does not contain a machine type an out of memory error could occur.
188.8.131.52 – Resolves issue when reading harvest data that does not contain a machine type.
Writes Mid-Tech prescription files.
- MapShots Mid-Tech Field Operations Device Drivers: (3.8 mb) Version 3.02.25 — Apr 18, 2008. Requires FODM 3.09.16 runtime or greater.
Reads New Leader DP6 .csv application files.
- MapShots New Leader Field Operations Device Driver: (700 kb) Version 1.00.00 — Apr 9, 2007. Requires FODM 3.09.03 runtime or greater.
- Precision Planting 20/20 Field Operations Device Driver: (6.78 mb) Version 1.12.30 — Nov 13, 2014. This FODD provides access to all available data calculations, with data summarized across all rows associated with each variety. Data is also available for the averages of the Row Unit Modules (RUMs). A Diagnostic option in the FODD will optionally publish calculations for each individual row.
184.108.40.206 – Resolved issue with yield spikes and dips when poorly timed GPS was used. Resolved issue with split planters when manually specifying active rows. Added support for varieties in YieldSense.
Reads Raven RBin. Download the Shapefile FODD for generate Raven prescriptions.
- FarmWorks Raven RBin Field Operations Device Driver: (1.6 mb) Version 220.127.116.11 — Apr 16, 2009. Requires FODM 3.10.05 runtime or greater.
Reads generic shapefile logs and writes prescription files for FarmWorks SiteMate, Raven Viper, AgView, AIM, and any other device that can read generic shapefiles.
- MapShots Shapefile Field Operations Device Drivers: (15 mb) Version 3.03.15 — Mar 31, 2009. Requires FODM 3.09.16 runtime or greater.
Writes setup and prescription files for the Trimble AgGPS 170, EZ Guide 500, and the FMD.
AgDirector and AgDirector Service
Field Operations Viewer
The Field Operations Viewer is a simple stand-alone application that can be used to read and display the data logs from supported field devices. The data that has been read can also be exported to shapefile, csv, or other formats. This viewer was written as a test platform for companies that are implementing support for FODM. It is now being made available to the public, but please keep in mind that this tool is not intended to be a full mapping solution. Nor has it been robustly tested or documented. It is being introduced for public use because it can be used as a valuable diagnostic utility. Support for the FOViewer will ONLY be provided via e-mail, or through a discussion forum.
- Field Operations Viewer: (20.0 mb) Version 3.11.09 — Jun 24, 2009.
Field Operations Data Model
The Field Operations Data Model (FODM) is a set of components designed to present a common programming interface to the wide variety of field devices that are used in agriculture. FODM consists of a device independent runtime engine and plug-in Field Operations Device Drivers (FODDs) for type of supported field hardware.
- FODM Runtimes (5.0 mb) Version 3.11.09 — Jun 25, 2009. Install this file if you are simply updating your computer to the latest version of FODM.