6 Mapping Feature
112 Farm Works Mobile Software User Guide
5. In the Export tab, set the export File Format.
When you create a sampling grid, the software creates a background (layer) that shows
the target-sampling grid. Select whether the background will be ArcView shapefiles
(.shp) or Mapinfo Interchange Files (.mif). If the maps will be used with desktop
software, select ArcView Shape File.
6. Select the Object Type. When creating a sampling grid, the target grid is created using
these settings. Select whether you want target sampling points and/or lines and/or
polygons. A separate background layer will be created (either .shp or .mif file) for each
selected type. Selecting Points and Lines and Polygons results in three sets of files.
8. When prompted, click
at the prompt and then position the stylus or cursor at the
corner of the field where you will start sampling.
9. Tap or click and then drag in the direction that you travel as you take your soil samples.
The line that is created here is used to create the alignment of the sampling grid.
When you release the mouse (or lift the stylus), the field will be gridded.
10. Click the icons on the left of the map to modify the grid.
Modify the size and pattern options previously set.
Click-and-drag again for a different angle of grid squares.
Drag the entire grid around on the map to obtain the best alignment.