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{{#customtitle:Farm Services Center: Draw your field|Draw your field}}

Before requesting a new service, you need to have the field for your service added in the Farm Services Center. This is the list of steps to create your farm:

1. Select the Fields layer in the Reference panel in your editing window.

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2. To draw your farm, you may use any of these choices:

  • You may draw it using the GPS coordinates of your field
  • If you have a drawing of your field in shapefile format, you can import it.
  • If you have a drawing of your field in .KML/.KMZ format, you may also import it.
  • You may draw it freehand.


3. With your field drawn, you may add a name for it using the Object name tool

Now let's see the choices you have to draw your farm in a little more detail


Draw your field using GPS coordinates

Your georeferencing probably won't get any better than with GPS points. Your GPS coordinates may be in any of these formats:

  • Degrees and decimal degrees.
  • Degrees, minutes, decimal minutes.
  • Degrees, minutes, seconds, decimal seconds.

If you have these coordinates, you may import them into our Farm Services Center with the Add GPS coordinates tool.



Importing a drawing of your farm in shapefile format

If you have a GeoAgro GIS project containing the field you'd like to use; you may export this drawing to a shapefile format with the Export layers tool, and then you may import it into the Farm Services Center with the Import shapefile tool. You can also use shapefiles produced with other GIS softwares.


Import a drawing of your farm in .KML or .KMZ format

If you have a GeoAgro GIS project containing the field you'd like to use, you may export it to a .kml format using the Export to KML files tool, then import it into the Farm Services Center using the Import KML/KMZ file tool. You can also use .KML/.KMZ files produced with other GIS softwares.


Draw your farm freehand.

If you can't find your georeferenced data, you'll have to draw it freehand on the map. In this case, you may use the Area zoom tool and Add new object tool from the Farm Services Center. Bear in mind that using this procedure may result in an inaccurate georeferencing. Ideally, before drawing, your fields should be correctly georefernced, to avoid issues with your request for services.

Suggestions

  • To get a well-georeferenced drawing of your farm, we advise you to use GPS points as mentioned here, or draw it in GeoAgro GIS and export the layer to either shapefile or .kmz
  • If you will be importing a shapefile, .kmz or .kml file, we advise you to check the topology and make sure there are no overlappings.
  • To avoid losing your drawings, we advise you to use the Save tool.
  • Once you've added the name of the field, you'll have to save your modifications to the Farm Service Center using the Save tool.