Define Conservation Practices

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This exercise is included in the tutorial: GeoAgro for FMP Development


Exercises

Exercise 01 - Draw conservation practices in the GIS

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Start GeoAgro GIS by double clicking on its icon at your desktop;
You may also run it by using the Windows®

Start menu.
The Project Selection window will pop up. Select the 'Sample FMP' project that you restored in the initial project setup

  1. Double Click on the 'Fields_NRCS' layer to make it active
    Image:Layer_Fields_NRCS.jpg
    You will see the map below
    Click to see full size

  2. We are going to create a Forest Stand Improvement Practice (666). Click on the 'Practices Polygon' to make it active.
    Image:Layer_Practices_Polygon.png

  3. Also, make sure that the background imagery is on by clicking on the eye of the 'WMS 2ft Color Imagery' layer
    Image:Layer_WMS_2ft.jpg

  4. Click on Drawing ToolsImage:GIS_gis_Edit_05_01.jpg from the Edition Panel, and then click on the Add New Object tool Image:GIS_gis_Edit_05a_01.jpg.

  5. you can Zoom in using Zooming Tools prior to drawing. You can also change the transparency of the 'Practices Polygon' layer by using the Layer Transparency Control. Start drawing a Forest Stand polygon, using the background imagery for guidance, to draw an approximate boundary around the Forest Stand.
    FMP Define Practice 02.jpg

  6. When you are done, double-click or right-click. The Conservation Practice is now created. If you would like to un-highlight the polygon, use the Remove Selection option from the Selection Tools
    FMP Define Practice 03.jpg



Exercise 02 - calculate the Practice acreage

  1. Make sure that the Practices Polygon layer is active by clicking on it.
    Image:Layer_Practices_Polygon.png

  2. Select the created forest stand by using the Select by Point  Image:GIS_gis_Navi_01_01.jpg tool from the Selection Tools, and clicking on the recently created polygon.
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  3. Click on the Information tool icon. Image:GIS_gis_Navi_07_01.jpg. The attributes table will show. The column 'Area (Acres)' reports the acreage:2.85 ac. (it may vary, according to your own digitizing)
    FMP Define Practice 05.jpg


Exercise 03 - Report the conservation practice, using GeoAgro CPlanner

As a last step you can use GeoAgro CPlanner. These steps are covered in this learning guide Deliver your Conservation Plan