Grassland UK: John Deere GPS used to map out site

Organisers of Grassland UK, which takes place on Thursday 7 May at Shepton Mallet, are using GPS technology to work out the exact dimensions of this year’s show.

Using a John Deere XUV Gator fitted with a Starfire GPS receiver, it took about an hour to trundle round the fields of neighbouring Bridge and Bagborough Farms, where the event will take place, after which all the information was used to map the event site using Farmade software.

Grassland UK will be 2009’s major grassland event, with over 100 manufacturers and more than 100 acres of working machinery demonstrations. It’s organised by Bath and West Show Society and you can find out more information by clicking on their website or by calling 01749 822200.

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