Add dataStep 1. Choose your input
At the moment the program can handle 3 different sources of data Activities, Harvest and Soil.
- Activities is what you do during a year, like planting or putting out fertilizers
- Soil is if you have data on your soil
- Harvest is data from your harvester
Step 2. Choose file type
Data is available in many different formats. The most common is some kind of text file either as ".txt" or as ".csv". In future releases of GeoDataFarm will shapefiles and database file be supported as well.
Step 3."Open the input file and load it to the canvas"
Press "Add input file" and select your text file.
Choose how often this activity happens, in most cases it is a "Yearly operation" (For the moment it is the only possibility to analyse).
EPSG system, is what coordinate system is used for your data set? If you have a column with latitude and longitude it is probably WGS84, EPSG: 4326.
Separator, the program tries to identify what separator that is used in the text file, if you can't see the columns after you added the file try changing the separator.
When all columns appear in the list, the first data row and what kind of data the column consists of appear. There are three types of data, integer, decimal value character, make a quick check so the program has guessed the correct type of data.
There is an empty list on the right hand side, "parameter that could be analysed". In order to continue you need to select at least one column to analyse, each layer that you add will appear in a seperate layer later on. In case of harvest data, the only column that should be added is the yield column.
You can add data by selecting the row and press "-->".
When you hit continue, the last boxes is filled with information and "Add data to canvas" becomes available.
If you have one column with latitude and one for longitude the "N"(North) and "E"(East) boxes otherwise you have to update this.
Fill in the Year input and hit "Add data to canvas"
The program appears to freeze but it is working, depending on your computer and the size of the datafile this can takes seconds or minutes, there is a statusbar that estimates the progress. After some time some points will appear on your map.
Step 4. Define your field
Sometimes you have multiple fields in your data set, that is no problem, hence while analysing it is often easier to separate them. Just remember to rename the file before loading the field again.
To define a field hit "Define field", zoom so the field covers the map in front of you.
You now got a new layer in your layers panel, now you can "left click" on the map in one of the corners of your field, then "left click" in all corners of the field when all corners is selected "right click" anywhere on the map. (There might be some errors while clicking the corners if the lines are crossing each other but in the end this does not matter if they doesn't do it in the end)
Step 5. Insert the data into the database
When your field is defined just hit "Recolor the input and load it to storage" and wait.
Again depending on the data volume this takes different amount of time. After some seconds - minutes there is hopefully some polygons showing up on your screen. If you don't see anything and got "empty layers" in the layer panel it might be that there is no variation of the data in that column.
Go to: Edit the data
Go to: Analyse the data