Spatial datasets like NDVI imagery or variable rate fertility maps made in GK ADMS can be uploaded to your FarmQA account through FarmQA's map layer tool. Once setup, your spatial datasets can be imported to your map layers so you can access them from the FarmQA web or mobile apps. Check out the article below to learn how to get your map layers up and running.
Creating a map layer
- Log in to your FarmQA account from the web app.
- Next click on Settings , then go to the Map Layers tab (pictured below).
- Click on the blue Add map layer button to create a new map layer.
- Fill in the layer details as they are depicted in the picture below.
- Name: This would be they type of layer. In this case, we're uploading soil series data for a series of farms.
- Description (optional): This is where you can describe what type of data should be uploaded to this layer.
- Layer types:
- Permanent: This would be a layer that doesn't change over time, like a soil zone map
- Growing season: Layers that are applied season to season, like annual rainfall or crop yields
- Time-based: Use this for data layers that will change often over time, like NDVI
- Press the Save icon in the upper right-hand corner once you have completed these steps to finish creating your new map layer.
Adding data to a map layer
- Log in to your FarmQA account from the web app if you aren't already.
- In the Map tab, locate the field you want to add map layer data to.
- NOTE: if the layer is time-based, make sure you have the correct growing season selected in the top right-hand corner.
- Click on the field, then click the Add layer button under the LAYERS header in the slide-out map pane (pictured below).
- On the next screen (see below) click the category for which the layer should upload, then click the Upload button to locate the file. Files can also be dragged into the window to be uploaded.
- Note: the accepted file formats are Shapefile (.shp, .shx, .dbf), KML/KMZ, or GeoTiff files. Files must also be uploaded in a zipped folder.
- Your data will now be viewable within the field.