The first step to using the GeoPard application is to create your first farm. Follow the steps below to do so:
Click the button to create a new farm.
In the next step enter the name for the first farm and click Create button:
You will see a confirmation toast message that the farm was saved:
Draw a new field
Now, after you have created your first farm, you can proceed to create (drawing) your fields.
There are two ways you can add a field to your farm: either by uploading a .shp file or by manually drawing a field. We will focus on drawing fields manually for now.
Click the button to create a field.
In the next step, enter a name for the field and select the farm you have created earlier.
Next, click Draw on the right.
You can easily navigate to the required location by using the ‘Search’ field. The search allows you to search both by name and coordinates. It is also possible to apply standard map navigation – using the cursor and “+”, and “-” buttons.
After you navigate to the required area, click anywhere on the selected area (both right-click and left-click work) to proceed to manual drawing. You start with one point (dot) and keep adding points to draw boundaries for your field.
To complete the drawing, just connect the last point with the first one or double-click the left mouse button.
The application will automatically calculate the size of the selected area. Click the button to save the shape you have drawn for your field.
You will see an informational toast message saying that the first historical satellite images will be available in a couple of minutes, and the complete dataset in about 1 hour or less.
You can either go straight to the created field by clicking the corresponding button or continue to draw new fields.
Upload a field boundary
In case you have a shape file of your field(s), you can upload them by using the Upload tab.
Keep in mind that there are some restrictions:
Only WGS84 (EPSG:4326) shape files are supported
5MB is the maximum file size
1236ac/500ha is the maximum field area
Each shape file is treated as a single field
Labels will be created from the .dbf file
Select Farm to upload to
Click Browse button and select a file from your computer.
Click Upload button.
Then the application will verify that the file meets the requirements and save the field.
Wait for the confirmation dialog to see that the boundary was uploaded successfully:
Edit a boundary
You can edit boundaries of your field(s) using the same ‘drawing’ tool, in cases when you want to edit some inaccuracies of the drawn or uploaded field.
To start editing, first select the field you want to edit from the fields list. Then open ‘Field Operations’ menu and select ‘Edit Field Boundary’ item.
Double-click the boundaries, to activate the editing tool. The moving points will be activated and you can change the boundary by moving it or adding additional points for drawing a more detailed boundary of the field.
To draw an additional polygon click Draw button.
To exclude some area (a pond, slope, etc) from the field, click Make hole button. Then select the area you want to exclude from the field in the same way as you were drawing a field. The highlighted area is excluded from the field when you click anywhere outside the highlighted area. You can also fine-tune the excluded area as in editing boundaries by activating the points and moving/deleting them.
To delete the selected point, select it and click Delete button.
To save the changes, click Save&Finish button. You will see a confirmation message that the changes were saved.
Note: After you have edited the boundaries of your field, we advise you to run the Zones Creator tool to generate a new analysis because old zones maps were built based on old boundaries and won’t be regenerated. You can use ‘Clone an existing Zones Map’ option to get new results quickly.
Edit a field name
To rename any field name, first select it from the fields list. Then open ‘Field Operations’ menu and select ‘Rename’ item.
Enter a new name and click Rename button to save it.
Add a label
If you plan to manage many fields, it is recommended to organize them by applying labels to the fields you create.
Click ‘Add label’ to open the window for managing labels:
Click ‘Create New Label’ to create the first label. Here is an example of how you can use labels:
Use the arrow buttons to add or remove a label from the field.