Within FarmQA Controller a map layer can be edited to match how you would like it displayed. This includes things like selecting which attribute to color based on, selecting an appropriate color ramp, editing the associated attribute ranges, and selecting dates to associate to the layers. See the instructions below for more details on how this can be done.
- Login to FarmQA Controller
- Click on a field containing the map layer you want to edit.
- See these instructions if you need more information on how to add map layers
- Next click the edit pencil next to the layer
- On the next screen find the layer you want to edit and click the pencil icon again.
- This brings up the edit pane where you can do the following
- Edit basic layer information- This includes things like the name of the layer, and a date/growing season the layer belongs to.
- Show labels- This includes the ability to toggle labels on or off, then select which attribute to use as the label
- Style- This is where you can change the coloration/styling of the layer. There are three style "types" you can pick from
- Single color- This allows you to pick a single solid color to fill the entire map layer.
- Attribute- Use this option if you have an attribute in the file explicitly defining the color. This would either be an attribute contain entries such as "red", "green" etc or HTML color codes such as #ff0000, #00ff00. This may be the case for some zone files depending on where they were exported from
- Custom (Most common)- The custom option gives you the most flexibility in coloration, but has several steps
- First you choose which attribute to color based on (Seeding rates in my example below)
- Next you choose your color ramp. Examples are green or red shades, or a red to green scale.
- Additionally, you can choose to invert the color scale if your data set makes more sense to run from green to red with low to high numbers respectively, for example.
- Finally you can choose to have FarmQA automatically set the range of values to include, or manually key in a range.
- Finally you can save the map layer and all users will see the changes. See more information below on saving styling templates
Saving default styling templates
You can save any styling combination as a default for a layer type. This will automatically apply the styling options to any other layer imported to that layer category on any field. Ex: if you choose a custom green-red color ramp with a 10-30k range for a category called "seeding layer", then any map layer you upload as a "seeding layer" will have that same styling applied automatically. See the steps below for more details
- After defining the styling of a layer the first time, click "save as default".
- Note this will only save as a default for the layer category the file you are working with is under (seeding layer for example)
- Note- if a layer type has default styling you can always override it per field if needed
- Note that if a layer has a default you will see a new edit icon appear that allows you to change what the default settings are for the entire layer category (see below)
Please contact FarmQA Support with any further questions