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Customer Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Uploading Yield Monitor Files FAQ's
Updated on Thursday, October 30, 2003

What yield monitor file types does HarvestMap systems support?
HarvestMap Systems supports the following files:

  • AgLeader YLD, basic, and expanded files
  • Greenstar (John Deere) GSY files
  • New Holland
  • Case

Note: your yield monitor file type is automatically detected as part of the upload process. If the type of file you use is not on this list please let us know using our feedback form so we can inform you when we are able to accept that file type.

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What type of error correction is performed on the yield monitor files?

  • Hybrid to Load name correlation
  • Calibration of your total yield
  • Combine offset factor
  • Automatic Lead/Lag adjustment
  • Automatic detection and marking of outliers (invalid data points)
  For more details, go to our product page describing our error correction

How long will it take to upload a file?
The amount of time to upload a file will vary depending on a number of factors; size of file, file type, type of PC, internet provider, or internet connection quality and speed to name a few. Despite those factors, the upload time per file generally takes less than 10 minutes. Note that the upload itself is a onetime event. Once uploaded to your account, you can use all the tools on that field at anytime.

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How do I select a yield monitor file to upload?
Once you subscribe you can go to the My Files page and click on the "Upload File" button to browse your PC for the file you want to upload. Once selected, simply then click on the "Upload File" button to start the process. After the upload is complete, you will be asked to verify the grain type and then asked to give the file a name meaningful to you (e.g. South 40).

Can I upload yield monitor files from prior years?
Yes, but HarvestMap policy is to reject any yield monitor files with harvest years prior to 2001. HarvestMap wishes to keep it's Community View data base as current as possible to provide the most current information possible to all subscribers.

If I started the upload but it did not complete, and the file cannot be located in the Field List, what should I do?
Simply start the upload over.

If I started the upload but I did not complete error correction?
If you lost your internet connection after the upload and during the error correction process, you can pick up where you left off by first going to the My Fields page. It is here that you will see the list of all files uploaded. Any file uploaded that does not have the error correction complete will have a color code flag indicating this status. Simply locate the file that you wish to continue with and click on the file name. It will automatically start where it left off in the error correction process and lead you through it.

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