How do I import Boundaries?
- A boundary shapefile that contains all elements (dbf, .mcd, .prj, .shp, and .shx).
Use the Import Boundaries tool found on the Setup menu. To import shapefile boundaries with Boundary Import, the shapefile field boundaries must contain two attributes:
- FieldName which is the attribute containing the field name, and
- FarmName which is the attribute containing the name of the farm the field belongs to.
If these attributes are present, use the mapping feature to map your other shapefile attributes to attributes in the AgStudio database, then simply upload the files. The Help file for this function guides you through the process of:
- selecting boundary files,
- mapping file contents,
- creating templates, and
- uploading files.
If those attributes are not present, you may import boundaries on a field-by-field basis using the Boundary Editor found on the Map Toolbar. Detailed instructions on how to import boundaries through this extension are found in the Help. In either case, a Soil Types layer will automatically be created for each field boundary imported.