The Workgroup module allows you to share projects over the internet. In this way, a team of authorized users (for instance the producer, the consultant, the dealer, the soil lab) can access and update the GIS layers of their interest: edit and save changes, from different locations. Security is kept through secure access and permissions assigned according to each parties role. For instance, a soil lab may have access only to the farm boundaries and soil samples.
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- 3 Exercises
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Where to Do the Exercises
The first step to complete the exercises in this tutorial is to set up the computer you will be working on. You may either:
- Work on your own computer: If you completed our Getting Started Course, your system and datasets are ready to go through this learning guide. You will be able to use our GeoAgro GIS trial version for 2 months. From now on, you are ready to begin with any learning guide you wish.
- Work on a virtual computer provided by GeoAgro: This does not require any previous installation. See Prepare a GGS Tutorial on a virtual computer
The following instructions apply to either method, unless otherwise specified.
Exercise 01 - Upload files to the repository
How to upload information to the repository, to share it through the internet.
Follow the instructions of Project creation to add a new one called Workgroup and a sub-project named after the Farm you run.
The system will ask you if the project is associated to agronomic activity, you'll answer Yes.
|Note:||GeoAgro GIS comes preloaded with data structures prepared for agronomic activity. fro more information, please visit Structures management|
Once you've created the projects, select the last and hit Accept.
|Note:||If you don't see the project, please expand the project tree by clicking on the + sign to the left of the root|
The project is empty, in order to use the Workgroup module, you must add data to it. You'll import a project loaded with layers for this purpose. To do it, please download a backup set from http://www.tekconsultants.net/files/Support/Tutorial/Tutorial_GeoAgroGIS_en.gis.
Then follow the instructions at Restore Backup to import the project.
You'll see a progress bar indicating the tasks carried out.
The above window pops up, you'll use the provided parameters:
|Note:||ALWAYS use capital letters when noted. If the connection fails, please double-check for possible typing errors.|
And a final message, indicating the end of it.
If you go back to the GIS module, you'll note that these layers are not editable anymore. That is because they're under control of the Workgroup module, you must set them in edit mode to be able to do it.
Exercise 02 - Editing information
How to edit shared data, the information will be always available and current.
The layer's status will turn to Editing.
Then go back to the GIS module. Now you'll be able to edit the layer, the system will block other users until you save or discard your edits.
Select the bigger field and using the Split tool divide it crossing it with an horizontal line.
The result will be a divided field, where you can now plan a separated management policy for it.
A message will popup, indicating the progress of the operation.
|Note:||When the crop consultant accesses the system, the updated layers will be available for him to review them. He can also introduce modifications based on the previous ones|