The maps created with the yield monitors or the harvesters’ yield are a representative layer of field zones behaviors. It is because of them that when creating a zoning it is usually a good option to use it to generate the same.
Auravant’s platform reads different file formats depending on the map that is loaded (Shapefile, .CSV, .GEOTIFF, .XLS, .XLSX, and TXT)
In the case of yield maps, these are read in SHP format. In case of having them ‘raw’ (as they come out of the yield monitor of the machine) and not knowing how to convert them, you can send them to us at email@example.com and we will do it for you.
Once you have the map in the right format, the first thing to do is to go to the farm and field to which the map belongs. Once there, you will find the option "Add layer" in the index bar.
There you will find the list of optional formats to be selected depending on the type of map. In the case of yield map, we will select Shapefile (SHP)
The next step will be to upload the files that make up the map for the platform to process. In this case the platform asks for at least THREE mandatory files plus an optional (.prj). All of them (SHP, SHX, DBF, PRJ) make up the Shapefile file.
To select them, you can drag the files or look for them where it says "click here”. You must hold down the 'Ctrl' key while clicking on the files to upload all three files at the same time.
Then by clicking on Next, the different layers will begin to upload. This process can some minutes.
Once the map is processed, the platform will ask you to indicate the date when the labor was executed and which column of the attribute table the system should read to generate the map raster.
As you can see, the width of the labor can also be set up if necessary.
By selecting "continue" you will be given the option to discard the maximums and minimums according to the histogram graph. You will also be able to accommodate the units and add some relevant data optionally.
At the end, the platform will present the map in the index section with the date it has been loaded.
We understand that this process can be a bit long. If you have any doubts or questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will show you step by step how to upload your first yield map.