Why it is important to choose the correct fields and farm relationship and how it affects your image use experience
To create an order with TerrAvion, a customer will need to submit geographic boundaries of their farms and fields so that our team can map your acres for a flight plan and process and deliver your imagery in a decipherable format. How TerrAvion processes this information, and your experience in viewing your imagery will depend on how your fields are arranged into farm groupings. To have the best experience in viewing your imagery, we recommend considering the following when submitting your Farm and Field boundaries during the order process.
When fields belong to different farmers, they should be uploaded separately. This makes it possible to make changes to them later without affecting all fields in one upload.
Your acres can be broken up into two groupings: Farms and Fields. A Field, as the label name suggests, is the boundary of a single field usually under 500 acres in size. Typically, any plot that is under 500 acres can be labeled as a field, but in many cases, breaking up one of your fields into separate field blocks can be beneficial. This is especially true if there is a road or a natural break that splits your field, or if you are growing different crops in separate parts of one field.
A Farm is a grouping of customer fields that are managed together. There is a strategic way in which Fields should be grouped into Farms that provides users with the best experience while viewing their imagery. Farms should consist of a group of fields in close proximity to each other, in an area generally no larger than 5,000 acre/10 sq. miles. Conversely, if you have separate farms that have fields in one contiguous grouping, to prevent confusion, it is best to label them under one Farm. Grouping your fields in such a way makes it easier for you to navigate and focus on all your acres in TerrAvion’s OverView.
In the image below, you see an ideal grouping of Fields for one Farm. A grouping such as this is preferred because when you select the Farm like you see here, OverView will show each individual field in one screen, giving you a frame of reference and making it easier to navigate around as your view your imagery. If you want to look at one particular field of that Farm, you can click on the field itself in the viewing area to navigate to that field. When you hover over your field with your mouse, your field will be highlighted in green.
In the image below, you see a Farm with Field groupings spread out over a larger area. A grouping such as this makes viewing your imagery more difficult. You can’t see any individual field on the map, and when we click on a field from the index on the left, the map zooms to a specific place, and the user loses any frame of reference where that field is exactly located.
Please consider these guidelines for framing your Farms and Fields when you submit an order to TerrAvion to provide the user with the best viewing experience.