• 2018 NAIP Download (1/23/2019) by GK Sales- 2018 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery is starting to appear on the USDA GeoSaptial site. We suggest that you get on to the site and get it downloaded. https://gktechinc.com/data-links/   - click on the “------USDA Geospatial-----” header. You will notice there are a couple new twists. The data is not… ...Continue Reading
  • Reprojecting LiDAR (1/23/2019) by GK Sales- Article by Paul Fuller, sales and drainage consultantDecember 2018 I have been using Lidar for drainage planning since I first learned about it back in 2010.  Is Lidar perfect?  No, it is not, but once you understand the weak parts of it, it can be a valuable tool.  That thought… ...Continue Reading
  • Imagery Alignment (1/8/2019) by GK Sales- Article by Clint Streeter, GIS mapping specialistJune 2018 Detail or variability is an important part of creating zones in my opinion, but it doesn’t do any good if it isn’t spatially accurate.  Anyone who has used the image alignment arrows when cutting out imagery in ADMS knows what I am… ...Continue Reading
  • ADMS Data Management (3/26/2018) by webadmin@gktechinc.com- How many times have you gone looking for a file/map that you know you have, but aren’t where you’d expect it to be? If you’re like me, it’s more often than you care to admit. Data management has become a very important part of running a business and when done… ...Continue Reading
  • UAV Imagery – Resolution (2/2/2018) by webadmin@gktechinc.com- We have all heard the comment for the last few years. “UAV, you must have one or your ag business is done!” Well, it seems like a lot of business have grown and prospered without a UAV? The idea I am throwing out here is not DRONE bashing, but DRONE… ...Continue Reading
  • Sentinel Data Proving to be an Asset in Management Zone Creation (2/2/2018) by webadmin@gktechinc.com- The Sentinel 2A satellite is in its second full season of data collection and has been an important contributor to the creation process of making zone maps. With its repeat coverage of only 10 days, Sentinel has been providing a large number of images during the 2016 & 2017 growing… ...Continue Reading
  • Nitrogen Management (1/2/2018) by webadmin@gktechinc.com- This year in parts of Minnesota there are new regulations taking effect that will regulate nitrogen testing and how much nitrogen can be applied. The goal of the new regulations is to protect ground water, and drinking water. The Minnesota Department of Ag (MDA) held meetings to talk with farmers… ...Continue Reading
  • GK Tech Involved with TEALS (9/2/2017) by webadmin@gktechinc.com- GK Technology believes in giving back to the community so we became involved in the TEALS program. TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) is a program GK believes strongly in; providing skills for students to grow on. Darin Johnson and Kelly Sharpe, co-owners of GK Technology, along with two… ...Continue Reading
  • NAIP Imagery 2017 (8/2/2017) by webadmin@gktechinc.com-  The FSA has released the planned coverage of their National  Aerial Imagery Program (NAIP) for 2017.  Last year, they began to collect some states at a 60-centimeter sample resolution versus the typical 1 meter and as it appears have decided to continue doing the same for 2017.  See the included… ...Continue Reading
  • Precision Ag 101 (6/2/2017) by webadmin@gktechinc.com- Running a precision software and mapping company, there are a few questions and comments that come around too frequently. Where do I start? What’s the cost? It will not work on my farm. Well to these questions, I have a standard response. “It depends!” The agronomist in me coming out.… ...Continue Reading