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Size does indeed matter! Geographically speaking that is one of the main functions of an agricultural GIS; to calculate how much! How many acres and what is the distance from point A to point B? While there are excellent draw to measure tools in Farm Works where you can draw a line or region and see the size displayed in the lower right corner as you go, if you have declared the measurement system to be imperial (so area is in acres) you will be stuck with feet for the distance measurement. So how do you calculate in metric too?
For Ag software users, this is often the time when you finally get to sit down with the yield maps and all of the data collected last season. This is when users are faced with some less-than-perfect arrangements of data. My recommendation is to do a little housekeeping while the year is still fresh in your mind. The following are the most important dustballs to clear out of the data closet.
This blog begins the discussion about Farm Works data organization using the TRAC (record keeping), SITE (mapping) and PRO (analysis) modules. This combo is the central mapping program that I will just call Farm Works in this blog, being the most common set operated by my clients. I think the best designed software programs have 4 primary attributes in common:
Part of a mapping software plan is the collection of geographic data. While I think the most important functions of the complete system happen in the office, data collection has traditionally started in the field and wisely collected data is an excellent foundation. Regardless of the office software that the data will end up in, FW Mobile is a best of breed choice for in-field software. To qualify for best of breed a software program has to: run on more than one kind of device or operating system, have scalable capabilities, be streamlined for ease of use in the field and be able to input and output from multiple sources. So how does FW Mobile stack up?