To create a field, open the Fields list and click Add Field.
You can also use the SKYFLD APP to create new fields. Thanks to data synchronization, all information you input using your mobile device is visible in the desktop version of SKYFLD. Here, you can learn more about field creation in the SKYFLD APP.
Step 1: Field shape
1. If you already have the details of your field stored in a KML file or a shapefile, you can upload them by clicking on the button in the upper right corner.
If you don’t have a KML file or a shapefile, you can select the field from the map or draw it yourself. Find its location by entering the address, using GPS coordinates or clicking the home icon - it will redirect you to your farm address.
2. White shapes indicate the boundaries. Once you click on the chosen field, you will see the total area in hectares. Click Next to proceed.
Field selection is now available only for farms located in:
If you don't see the white boundaries of the fields in the Select Field option, please choose the Draw option.
3. If you want to draw the field, switch to that option - click on the Draw button at the bottom of the map.
4. Outline your field by clicking on the map:
If you make a mistake while drawing, you can correct it with the Undo button:
Once you have closed the shape, you can adjust it by moving the pins:
If there is an area inside of your field shape that you don’t want to include in your maps (for example, a pond), you can remove it by using the Cut out option.
To delete your current field shape and start over, click the Delete button.
5. When you have finished, press Next.
Step 2: Tramlines
1. Click on the blue circle and move it to set up the orientation. On the preview, you see the angle changing. You can change the angle manually by entering the value or regulate it using arrows. The tramlines’ orientation ranges from -90 to 90 degrees.
2. Once set up, click the Next button.
Step 3: Field information
1. Enter the name of your field.
2. Optionally, you can add Field ID.
3. Select your current crop from the list. You can also enter its variety below. Once you click on the search box, the window with crop types will open. You can search crops manually by scrolling down, or you can enter the name of the crop you are looking for.
4. Choose when your field was seeded. If it hasn’t been planted yet, tick the Not seeded yet box. You can also set the crop as the current season. To learn more about seasons, go to this article.
5. If you want to get more out of SKYFLD and achieve better results when creating application maps, tick the Previous crop box and provide more information. Select your crop and its variety (optional), and choose the seeding and harvesting date. You can also enter the crop yield in tonnes.
6. Once you have entered all the information, click Finish.
Your new field has been created. Remember that it might take several minutes for the first biomass maps to appear.