SST Summit

Collecting & Editing Field Boundaries

Collecting field boundaries is the starting point in site-specific farming. These site-specific digital containers will hold your field data from season to season. This video introduces you to the most common methods of collecting a geo-referenced field boundary using SST Summit.

INTRODUCTION TO FIELD BOUNDARIES

Digital Imagery Options​

Depending on the location of your field, the imagery source menu will display different options. In this tutorial, we look at some of the options in various regions and the benefit of multiple imagery sources in SST Summit.

Field Boundary or Management Zone ​

The practice of site-specific farming heavily utilizes in-field management zones; however, when first establishing digital field boundaries, it is important to differentiate between the two. This tutorial contrasts field boundaries from management zones in SST Summit.

 

 

 

Digitizing from Digital Imagery ​

Geo-referenced imagery is unique in that each point of the image has a latitude and longitude associated with it. This tutorial demonstrates how to download geo-referenced imagery and locate your fields for digitizing boundaries in SST Summit.

SST Summit Digitizer Tool​

The digitizer tool expedites the acquisition of field boundaries, allowing you to collect field boundaries without leaving your office. The tools incorporated within the digitizer will be utilized often within SST Summit.

Digitizing Center Pivots​

Editing center-pivots with SST Summit is an easy process when using the center-pivot tool found within the digitizer. This tutorial demonstrates how to digitize center pivots and the surrounding dry acreage.

Measurement Tools​

There may be times when you need to calculate a distance while digitizing a field boundary. This tutorial demonstrates how to use the absolute and relative distance tools to calculate measurements and drop reference points in SST Summit.

Common Field Boundary Tool​

In an effort to reduce field boundary duplication, the Common Field Boundary (CFB) tools allow a local business to view all of the boundaries associated with its business hierarchy before reduplication of existing boundaries in SST Summit.

Common Field Boundary Tool​

In an effort to reduce field boundary duplication, the Common Field Boundary (CFB) tools allow a local business to view all of the boundaries associated with its business hierarchy before reduplication of existing boundaries in SST Summit.

Common Land Unit Tool​

The Common Land Unit (CLU) is a unit of agricultural land that is associated with USDA farm programs. SST Summit has the ability to display regional CLU's and assign them to the Grower/Farm/Field relationship.

Editing Field Boundaries​

The editing tools within the digitizer allow you to make precise adjustments to the anchor points that define boundaries. This video shares techniques of editing boundary vertices in SST Summit.

Removing Uncultivated

Areas: Part 1​

Every field has unique features that require adjustments, such as removing uncultivated areas. This video demonstrates how to remove areas such as waterways that span the entire length of your field using SST Summit.

Removing Uncultivated

Areas: Part 2​

Uncultivated areas will at times be contained within a field, such as a pond or area of brush. This tutorial show how to remove in-field, uncultivated areas in SST Summit.

Removing Uncultivated

Areas: Part 2

Removing Uncultivated

Areas: Part 3​

The geography of some uncultivated areas requires a lot of attention. This tutorial shows how to approach complicated, uncultivated areas by removing the area piece-by-piece instead of trying to digitize the entire polygon at once while in SST Summit.​

Removing Uncultivated

Areas: Part 3

The geography of some uncultivated areas requires a lot of attention. This tutorial shows how to approach complicated, uncultivated areas by removing the area piece-by-piece instead of trying to digitize the entire polygon at once while in SST Summit.

Union Polygons Tool​

It is often necessary to combine two polygons into one. This tutorial will show you how to use the Union Polygons Tool in SST Summit, accompanied by various examples.

snapping common field boundaries

Snapping Common Field Boundaries ​

As you digitize boundaries, there will be fields that share common boundaries. This tutorial provides some examples of how to use SST Summit's snapping feature in various digitizing scenarios.

Union Polygons Tool​

Saving Field Boundaries​

After digitizing a field boundary, SST Summit will ask you to assign the field to a grower/farm/field relationship. This relationship is established to help you effectively manage and analyze your site-specific data.

Importing Boundary Shapefiles ​

If you need to import a field boundary from another precision ag program or data collection device, SST Summit will allow a standard, non-projected shapefile to be imported into the system. This tutorial shows how to import existing shapefile boundaries.​

Updating Field Boundaries​

There are some important rules that apply to updating field boundaries. Understanding the concept of a field's Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) number can save you from some frustrating data management mistakes. Learn how to do this in SST Summit.

Updating Field Boundaries​

There are some important rules that apply to updating field boundaries. Understanding the concept of a field's Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) number can save you from some frustrating data management mistakes. Learn how to do this in SST Summit.​

Removing Bowties and Outliers within Boundary Files​

Bowties and outliers are pesky problems that can easily occur when collecting geo-spatial data. SST Summit makes cleaning up these messes quick and easy.

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