UACES Facebook Calculators and Tools for applied farm management in Arkansas

Calculators and Tools:  Applied Information Management

  • Database

    AppSearch: This tool allows to search iPhone and Android smart phone applications in six different categories based on price, nine key words, and ten field categories.(Learn More)

    FTT Cloud: Flag the Technology Cloud (FTTCloud) is a tool to prevent misapplication of pesticides by identifying fields that represent a particular herbicide technology, which could be sensitive to potential off-target drift. (Learn More)

    StreBanD: A computational method for automatically delineating stream-banks using aerial imagery and stream center line data sets was developed and incorporated in a stand-alone, user-friendly desktop-based geospatial tool. (Learn More)

  • Energy

    Energy Calculators: This interactive calculators help you to understand energy production and consumption. (Learn More) 

    Energy Estimate for Animals: This NRCS energy estimator tool is meant to create awareness about the energy cost centers and help you estimate the energy costs for dairy cows, swine, and poultry operations on your farm or ranch. It is not meant to provide operation-specific recommendations; only an idea of the type of energy cost savings that a producer might expect from making simple changes to the operation. Results are an estimates based on user inputs, not actual savings. (Learn More)

    Energy for Irrigation: Energy Estimator for Irrigation has been developed to increase energy awareness in agriculture. It enables you to estimate energy cost of pumping water in the irrigation operations for predominant crops on your farm or ranch. It is not meant to provide field-specific recommendations.(Learn More)

    Energy for Nitrogen: Energy Estimator for Nitrogen has been developed to increase energy awareness in agriculture. It enables you to calculate the cost of nitrogen product use for predominant crops on your farm or ranch. It is not meant to provide field-specific recommendations. (Learn More)

    Energy for Tillage: Energy Estimator for Irrigation has been developed to increase energy awareness in agriculture. It enables you to estimate energy cost of pumping water in the irrigation operations for predominant crops on your farm or ranch. It is not meant to provide field-specific recommendations. (Learn More)

    Home Appliance Energy Use Calculator: This calculator provides the energy consumption of home appliance with cost of energy and yield for each appliance.(Learn More)

  • Mapping

    Buffer: This tool allows mapping features using street address or geographic coordinates then draw buffer area and directions within buffer distance. (Learn More) 


    Distance/Area Measurement: This tool allows to calculate the area of the polygon or distance of the line that can be created by clicking on the Map. (Learn More)


    Geocoding: This tool allows mapping features using either street address or geographic coordinates. (Learn More)


    Mapping Surface: This tool allows to create a surface map by interpolating point data using Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) method. The assumption used is that surface is being driven by local variation and sample points are evenly distributed. The important parameters to be provided by the user are the field of interest for map creation, the power parameter and the search neighborhood. (Learn More)


    Length of Longitude and Latitude: Please see this link to learn about the length of a degree of altitude and longitude. The table for determining length of a degree of Latitude and Longitude can be viewed here. (Learn More)

  • Soil 

    NRCS Soil Series: This query facility can be used to get the detail of particular soil type from Soil Classification database.(Learn More) 

  • Weather

    National Weather Service: This calculator can be used to calculate the degree-day value base on the location, time period, and base temperature. There is a facility to compare the value to different year. (Learn More)


    GDD Calculator: This calculator can be used to calculate the degree-day value base on the location, time period, and base temperature. There is a facility to compare the value to different year. (Learn More)


    IMP Weather Data: This tool provides the details for degree-Day calculation for agricultural and pest management decision making like plant disease risk with time interval. (Learn More)


    Meteorological Calculator: This calculator provides following calculations: Temperature Conversion, Wind Chill Index Calculation, Relative Humidity Calculation, and Heat Index Calculation. (Learn More)

  • Other

    All Purpose Calculator: Various calculators are included in this Excel file. The following related field calculators are available: Mathematical, Mechanical, unit calculation, Metric to English conversion, and other conversions (Learn More)

  • Customized Geospatial Toolkit

    GDAL: a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful commandline utilities for data translation and processing. The NEWS page describes the April 2013 GDAL/OGR 1.10.0 release. (Learn More)

    MapServer: An Open Source platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web. Originally developed in the mid-1990's at the University of Minnesota, MapServer is released under an MIT-style license, and runs on all major platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X). MapServer is not a full-featured GIS system, nor does it aspire to be. (Learn More) 

    Python Imagine Library: Adds image processing capabilities to your Python interpreter. This library supports many file formats, and provides powerful image processing and graphics capabilities.(Learn More) 

    Mapnik: A Free Toolkit for developing mapping applications. Above all Mapnik is about making beautiful maps. It is easily extensible and suitable for both desktop and web development. (Learn More)

    OpenEV: used by private companies, universities, governments and non-profit organizations around the world. (Learn More) 

    Matlab Mapping Toolbox: Provides algorithms, functions, and an app for analyzing geographic data and creating map displays. You can import vector and raster data from shapefile, GeoTIFF, SDTS DEM, and other file formats, as well as web-based data from Web Map Service (WMS) servers. (Learn More)

    GeoTools:  Is an open source Java library that provides tools for geospatial data.(Learn More)

    PostGIS: A spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL. (Learn More)