More long winded pie in the sky ideas for farmsite.
1. It would be nice to have access to legends created in all layers besides just the current layer.
2. An Arc tool or the ability to designate a centerpoint for the circle tool to aid in laying out corners of center pivot irrigated quarter sections.
3. Allowing the additional use of the show me tool on all data included in advanced export of al2000 yield monitors then the ability to access the new table of data points after editing items like moisture or swath for selected points. The table then could be reimported to a new layer with the corrected data. One could also apply price or expense against points to create Gross income or net incoome per acre maps.
4.Along the same lines I encourage you to continue to develope the analyses tools for comparison and analyses of mapped data. To that end consider allowing easier access to data tables from which you create your maps. Also allowin the export to csv or dbf. For polygons and maps (lines) how about dxf. or dlg. until the SDTS is realized. Will this also be of any value to allow all GIS to communicate with Compatable controlers??
5. High on my list would be ways to normalize yield for a known variable after. _ That variable or bias has been identified. As +- 15% for previous crop or variety. then display a new map to identify possible causes for additional variability. Would it work to Average a yield layer by a variety layer identify The differences between them and then normalize as a % of baseline yield?? Generate a new layer and do the same across another known variable. etc.
Much of this could be achieved now if we could retrieve the data identified with the new attributes of the polygon by which it whas averaged tied to those points The apply whatever formula within a spreadsheet or database and import the new data as a new layer.
From meeting you Ron and seeing your ray tracing I knew you needed some additional Challenges ;)