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Field Op Folder Structure
Although Agvance Mapping was built to support the insertion and detection of actual device cards, data can be archived from files saved to a local machine. Below is a description of the folder structure each card manager requires. Have the location ...
Mapping Preferences
To set up preferences in Agvance Mapping, go to Mapping / SSI / Mapping Preferences . Grower Name Display – Select the company’s preference from the drop-down menu to display the grower name by either Last Name First or First Name F...
Sample Bag Labels and Lab Submittal Sheets
Labels and soil lab submittal sheets can be created from Agvance.  Go to Mapping / Layers / Layer Import .  Set the Layer type to Soil Test , and select the Ellipsis  by  Soil test lab . The Soil Test Labs window dis...
Download NAIP Imagery
NAIP imagery is available to download as an alternative imagery source. The following steps outline how to download and set up this imagery data. Setup Go to  https://nrcs.app.box.com/v/naip to open the download page. Imagery is organi...
Background Imagery
There are two options for background imagery.  Option One (Recommended) Background imagery can be set up either at  Mapping / SSI / Mapping Preferences or Hub / Setup / Mapping Preferences by selecting the Use Bing options for Bing ...
Customer/Field Not Displaying in Mapping
In Agvance Mapping, Customers and Fields do not display unless they are linked to a Farm in the Hub. To link a Customer or Field to a Farm, edit the Customer or Field, and select a Farm by double-clicking in the textbox. Save this change and the Cu...
Mapping Commodities
Q.  What are mapping commodities, and why are they needed? A.  Commodities are necessary in Agvance Mapping for processing Field Ops files, such as yield data, planting data, and application data. Typically, a special inventory departme...
Aerial Application
Agvance Mapping includes a Hemisphere report designed specifically for aerial application. The Hemisphere GPS Exporter Report is accessed from the FieldOps menu. Setup At Mapping / FieldOps / Hemisphere GPS Export , Farms or Fields from...
Print Translucent Crop Zone Maps
In Agvance Mapping, select a Field to display, then go to File / Print / Report Books . In the Report Books window, highlight the New Report Book heading, and then select the Open icon. In the Report Book Configuration window, select t...
Create Gridded_TR and Gridded_REC Layers in Mapping
There are two ways to create the foundation Grid Layer. This may be set up manually, or use the SSI / Create SSI Grids menu item to automatically create this layer if no special setup is required. To set up this layer manually, right-click on the...
Accuracy of Spatial Data
Q.  Why is there misalignment of roads and imagery in Mapping? A.  Geospatial accuracy needs can vary greatly within an agricultural retail operation. For example, directing a truck to a field for routine crop scouting requires less pre...
Logo Setup on Mapping Reports
Logos can be set up to print on Mapping reports by navigating to Mapping / SSI / Mapping Preferences and choosing Select Logo . The Select Logo window displays. Designate the level at which the logo should appear from th...
Corn Index Details - Soil Type Layer
Q.  Where does the Corn Index information in the Soil Type  layer originate? A.  Agvance Mapping utilizes soil type information provided by the USDA’s NRCS (Natural Resources and Conservation Service) database. For informa...
Default Themes in Mapping
Default Field Themes can be edited to set interior and border colors on boundaries. This can be done at the Grower, Farm, and Field level. At the Grower, Farm, or Field level, navigate to Mapping / Setup / Themes . In the Theme Editor  win...
Displaying DriftWatch Data on Maps
A DriftWatch API Token must be obtained from DriftWatch to link this data to an Agvance database. After a DriftWatch API Token is obtained, setup in Agvance can begin. There are several areas that DriftWatch data may be displayed and/or printed...
Changing Sample Number or ID When Importing Soil Tests
Q.  When importing soil tests, should the Sample Number or Sample ID be changed? A.  When importing soil tests, samples must start with a Sample Number of 1 . If the Sample Number does not begin with 1 , update the numbering s...
Importing Multiple Field Boundaries into Mapping
Q.  How can multiple field boundaries be imported into Agvance Mapping? A.  The Mapping / SSI / Import Shapefiles tool may be used for importing field boundaries.  Note : This tool should not be used to import any other shap...
Importing a Layer to a Field without Clipping
Q.  How can a layer or shapefile be imported to a field without clipping it to the field’s boundary? A.  In Agvance Mapping, select a specific grower and field associated with a shapefile, or if the shapefile is generic and not sp...
Importing New Soil Test Points and Results
Q.  How are new soil sample results on a field imported when the sample points have changed from the previous soil tests? A.  Before importing the new results, evaluate if the previous soil test results and points should be preser...
Import Boundaries Utility
Field boundaries can be imported into Agvance Mapping using the Import Boundaries Utility. This utility allows for importing multiple shapefiles at one time.  Go to Hub / Utilities / Admin Utilities / Mapping / Import Boundaries .  On ...
Attachment Editor
Add shapes, lines and dimensions to an existing map. Select Close  to close the Attachment Editor and remove it from the Mapping toolbar. Save – Save any mapping changes. Undo – Undo the last change up to the most...
Boundary Editor
Add, edit, transfer, or modify polygons. Select Close to close the Boundary Editor and remove it from the Mapping toolbar. Save – Save any mapping changes Undo – Undo the last change up to the most recent save. ...
Mapping Pane Toolbar
Use the Mapping Pane toolbar for key functions and views in Mapping. Roads – Toggle background roads off and on. Background Imagery – Toggle background imagery off and on.  When navigating between fields, turning o...
Mapping Spreadsheet Calculator
This spreadsheet calculator requires Microsoft Excel™ version 2007 or newer. The syntax of an Excel Spreadsheet for the Spreadsheet calculator is fairly simple but there are specific naming or labeling rules that are important to understand. ...