Creating, Presenting and Sharing your farm information 20110224

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About the webinar

This webinar is the third session in the course "GIS resources for farm management".

The Agenda for this presentation was:

  • Communicate with maps, using symbology and labels
  • Creating commonly used maps – soils, topo, fields, etc.
  • Printout your maps or export as images
  • Export/import information in different formats.
  • Exchange layers or entire projects in single files
  • Share farm information

Panelists & Participants

Panelists included:

  • Ed Di Pollina, GeoAgro Team Leader

Video recording


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Participants Comments

The following comments were made by participants during the webinar....

Q: What other features would be useful for creating farm information?

Comments from Participants Feedback
I just thought of an application for your buffer example. Beginning next year fields that are fumigated will need fumigation management plans with different setbacks from houses etc. Could you make maps with these setbacks to make fumigation maps keeping tractor away for buffers? Yes, you may create buffers or setbacks, and export to shapefile layers format for use by the application equipment
Ability to have maps load automatically by farm operation. Automatic upload from yield monitors, application equipment, or field  data collection is planned for future versions of GeoAgro GIS. However, you may use different options for sharing information from/to GeoAgro GIS
Also looking at the ability to add soil test results and yield results in a easy software too operate. see feedback above
is there a way to import fsa field boundaries?
Link for CLU would be very beneficial.
The USDA does not allow open access to Common Land Unit boundaries. However, you can use GeoAgro CPlanner to access your producer's information, if you are a TEchnical Service Provider working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - learn more >
Are all these layers are saved under same project rather than as subprojects? See Organizing farm information
Pesticide application history and field signing

You can keep track through the use of associated tables, that can also be exported to excel. See how to edit data, create your own data structures, and export a layer to excel


The following polls were carried out during the webinar:

Do you need to create soils maps in your work?

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Do you need to create buffers/setbacks in your work?

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Do you need to create irrigation circles for your work?

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How relevant is to communicate with maps with your team?

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Do you share farm maps within your team or outside users today?

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