Hemisphere GPS and Outback Guidance Data Formats Supported by Ag Leader SMS Software

    CALGARY, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS announced today the
compatibility between Hemisphere GPS precision agriculture products and Ag
Leader's SMS(TM) Basic and SMS Advanced mapping software solutions.
    "We are very pleased to be expanding for our customers the use of the
valuable data our systems collect. Ag Leader SMS Basic and SMS Advanced
software will now be compatible with Hemisphere GPS Outback Guidance(R) and
aerial application products," said John Bohlke, Hemisphere GPS Director of
Product Marketing. "Farmers using our guidance and auto-steering technology
can now easily move their field data to their SMS desktop software for
increased efficiency and a greater return from every acre. This compatibility
extends the value of our products towards agriculture data management
    "Adding compatibility with Hemisphere GPS data file formats to SMS
software is a natural fit given the number of Hemisphere GPS customers across
North America who are collecting site specific data," said Al Myers, President
of Ag Leader. "This also reinforces Ag Leader's strategy on being compatible
with a wide variety of equipment brands when it comes to supporting site
specific data. With this new compatibility with Hemisphere GPS products, we
can bring our combined value to the market place to offer a complete solution
to our customers."
    Ag Leader's SMS Basic and SMS Advanced version 9.5, expected to release
in September of 2009, will add support for reading and writing to file formats
used by Hemisphere GPS products; including Outback 360(TM), Outback Sts(TM),
Outback S3(TM) and the Air M3(TM) system. Data such as coverage maps,
as-applied rates, field boundaries, marks, and guidance lines will all be

    About Hemisphere GPS

    Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in
agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and
other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback
Guidance(R) and BEELINE(R), two of the leading brands in precision GPS for
ground agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with
major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas,
and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol "HEM" and is a component of Standard & Poor's TSX SmallCap Index. For
more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Farrar, Ground Ag Marketing Manager,
Hemisphere GPS, Phone: (785) 742-5131, E-mail: ground@hemispheregps.com

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