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document 3D Mapping
Overview 3D Terrain View is used to view any dataset, with elevation, swath width and distance recorded (generally any operation that was recorded by a display), in 3D grid to depict the topography of the land. You can then add as many dataset layers onto the 3D surface as you want to better visualize how your data might be affected by terrain. This feature is only available in SMS Advanced. Creating a 3D Map The first step of creating a 3D map is to designate the data that you want to create...
04 Jan, 2018 Views: 580
document Different Types of Summary Data
SMS has 4 types of summary information that can be viewed on the Summary of Selected General Management Information tab. User Defined Spatial Data Records Monitor Summary Manual Entries Depending on which type is selected, different values may be displayed for the same items such as area, average yield or rate applied, etc. When generating charts and reports the default summary type used is User Defined but this can be changed when generating the report or chart. Any values displayed...
19 Jan, 2018 Views: 1047
document Saving Raw Files out of SMS
Objective: How to save raw files to your computer that have already been read into SMS. In the SMS project that the data is located, Go to Tools and click on File Viewer. On the Left will be “Archived Files” with the Display Name, Serial Number, Year, Operation, and File name tiered. Highlight the year or operation you would like to save and choose “Save Files to…” on the right and save them in a designated folder on your computer. Repeat Step 4 until all of the desired files are saved on...
21 Jul, 2017 Views: 781
document Scaling Yield Data
To calibrate yield values in SMS use the Simple Analysis tool. This tool can be used from the management tree or through batch command. Before beginning the process check the spatial data record summary for the Avg. Yield (Dry) value. This value will be used in a later step when actually scaling the data. This can be found by selecting Grain Harvest in the tree and looking in the summary tab. Right-click over the product level under Grain Harvest in the management tree and click Add Simple...
21 Jul, 2017 Views: 1106
document Q: How do I format my data card for my monitor?
For customers wanting to format the card before starting the new season. Formatting Cards Formatting should only be done when the Ag Leader monitor prompts you to format the card. Details by Operating System: Windows 7 You will need to open DOS and type the following: format g: /a:4096 Where "G" is the drive letter of the card reader. If you have a different drive letter then use that, failure to do so could result in loss of data on your computer. Windows XP You will need to open...
08 May, 2017 Views: 12113
document Shape File Assignments
Shape File Assignments
08 May, 2017 Views: 699
document Definition of Attributes and Properties
Attribute Any data contained in a map that is linked to an operation and is constantly changing throughout the field. Also, anything it being actively recorded by a field display. Examples - Estimated Volume Dry Rate Applied Soil pH Property Data associated with the Management Tree that remains fairly static. Also, information that was entered in the display by the operator. Examples - Grower Farm Field Product Dataset Name Users can set defaults for a specific...
26 Jan, 2017 Views: 515
document Management Tree Editing Guidelines
Description: The Management Tree structure displaying archived data in SMS can be altered or edited with the data management tools in SMS. Each tool has a specific purpose to correct any mistakes made while collecting data. Always create a backup before beginning any data management cleanup. Creating another backup after all changes have been made is recommended. Edit item: - Use on Grower / Farm / Field to change or correct the name - Use on a Farm to change the Grower it is...
20 Jul, 2016 Views: 1307
document Changing Product Names
Overview: If a hybrid or product name is incorrect in the management tree, either named incorrectly within SMS or misnamed in the display, we cannot just edit the name because all of the product names are linked. Solution: The product names must be moved to the correct name using move branch. In the Management Tree, right click on the name that you would like to change and choose Move Branch. A warning may come up but just click OK. In the Management Selection, change the product name in the...
19 Jan, 2018 Views: 595
document Creating Management Items
Overview Management Items are the names that are listed in the management tree and organized how we organize data. Management Items include: Grower, Farm, Field, Product, People, Vehicle, Implement, Container, Pests, Tile, Operation, Operational Instance, and Year. In the project that you would like to add the Management Items to, go to Tools> Management Item Editor. On the Left choose the Type of Management Item that you would like to create. Then Click Add on the right. 3. Type the Name of...
17 Jun, 2016 Views: 342
document Workspaces
A Workspace is a snapshot of all the maps and reports that you currently have open, at any given time. A Workspace is not commonly saved and reopened due to the ease of creating maps in SMS. If a user creates a multi-layer map, with different map settings and legends for each layer, they may want to save this Workspace so it is easier to return to the same view. Using this tool, the user can easily return to the same place at a later time. **Workspaces are version specific, after updating new ones will...
19 Jul, 2016 Views: 241
document Ag Leader Basic and Advanced Export Explained
The Ag Leader Advanced/Basic Export are text-based, generic export options used to export out grain harvest data. These export options are only available when exporting out harvest data that contains all applicable data. If the Advanced/Basic Export options are not available, it indicates that the data to be exported is not properly formatted and/or there are attributes missing. The table below outlines the attributes exported out in each format as well as the units used.
20 Jul, 2017 Views: 1304
document Transfer Utilities Explained
The transfer utilities can be used to move items such as products, print layouts and analysis functions from one project to another. This can feature can be helpful when needing to move previously created items to other projects, cutting down on time spent replicating them. This tool cannot be used to move data but rather user created items such as legends, attributes, import templates, reports and more. This tool can be used in both Basic and Advanced versions of SMS. To create a transfer file that...
02 Mar, 2018 Views: 283
document Managing Project Size in SMS
Issue: Project size is very large and program is running slower than normal. Resolution: Stored copies of generic files may cause project size to be large. When importing generic files (shape, images, etc) by default SMS makes a copy of all files that it imports, but the generic one’s are optional. While these are typically small files, the shape files that are county wide can be around 500MB+ per file. To clear these files up, go to Services—Vault Utility. Anything selected on this page when you...
07 Jan, 2019 Views: 70