Frequently Asked Questions

AgSense are Southland based software development and wireless networking specialists.

They bring a data centric and service oriented culture to the Ag sector.

Director, Andrew McClure, farms 80 hectares in Pukemaori - pastoral grazing.   He has led a 20+ year career in information technology and is leading the charge in Southland towards leveraging the benefits of open source hardware and software as it relates to the farming sector.

Director, Simon Pearce, teaches technical studies at Waiau Area School. He is a competent fabricator and switchboard maker and has driven the development of our robust, farm ready solutions.

"Our goal is to utilise open source software and hardware to bring cost effective solutions for farm data related services".





AgSense are farm Information Technology professionals specialising in:

  • Wireless Telemetry
  • Automation and process control
  • GIS and Farm Mapping
  • Cloud computing services
  • Bespokes Software development - Nodejs, C++, Python, UNIX Systems programming
  • IT Systems integration and consulting

The commodification of generic open source hardware combined with network related open source software has let to an explosion in cost effective possibilities.

In terms of agriculture the benefits are enormous - lower cost telemetry and automation providing far greater control over your farm data.

Benefits include:

  • Less time finding and rectifying problems
  • Greater automation of repetitive tasks
  • Improved decision making
  • Remote access to data
  • Leveraging investments in existing hardware and software through open protocols

QGIS QGIS is a free fully fledged cross platform GIS package that with an active community of developers and users around the world.

It runs on Windows, Linux and OSX operating systems. There is even a project to to run it via your Smart Phone or Tablet.  AgSense are QGIS specialists and can help map your farm in it and/or develop custom plugins for you.

Once mapped you'll have access to QGIS' rich tool box of industrial strength GIS functions!

AgSense uses a range of technologies with a focus on open, easily integrated systems