FieldDoc asks for geographic information to determine your project's locations at two levels in each project: for the project site(s) and the project practice(s). This information is critical to not only identify on-the-ground locations but also calculate estimated sediment and nutrient reductions, if applicable.
How to display your locations
The location page will look the same from both your Site and Practice option bar. The methods for delineating your location are also the same.
Option 1: Upload GeoJSON or an ESRI Shapefile
In addition to the mandatory .shp, .shx, and .dbf files, shapefile archives must include a .prj file that describes the coordinate system and projection. Make sure to convert the projection to WGS84 for proper upload.
GeoJSON files must use the .json or .geojson file extensions and follow the format described in this specification. We recommend testing GeoJSON data with geojson.io before uploading it to FieldDoc. See here for more help with the GeoJSON format.
Option 2: Draw the boundary on the provided map
You can zoom the map in to an area using the address finder. Once you've centered the map on the location that you want, use the polygon tool to draw your boundary. Make sure to click "FINISH" to save the polygon. Click Save on the Geography page as well.
What to delineate
What to identify as the location changes depending on if you're working on your site information or your practice information.
Sites - At the site level, delineate the parcel where the practice(s) will take place.
Practice - Delineate the practice area. This area will be used as a variable to calculate the estimated load reductions if your practice is tied to a model in FieldDoc.
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- You can associate one shapefile with each location or practice. So if you have one site with duplicate practices, you'll need to create a practice tile for each occurrence.