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DataLog includes an integrated mapping feature. This is accessed while directly editing the sale in DataLog.

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Use known latitude/longitude markers to localize a geographical point, or drop a marker onto a Google Map. To launch the feature, click the Load Map button, and a Google map of the continental United States will be displayed. Latitude and Longitude coordinates can be entered first if desired (+/- decimal numbers only). The map will localize accordingly and display a marker.

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The map coordinates are stored when a sale is saved. Users must be connected to the Internet in order to view the sale map.

  • Print the map from the Map Options drop-down list.

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  • Familiar map options such as pan, zoom, satellite and street view, etc. are available.

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To add a known marker, enter the Latitude and Longitude coordinates in decimal format, including +/- as necessary.

Here is how to convert to decimals if not already formatted this way:

To convert the number of minutes to a decimal value, use the following formula:

Decimal value = Minutes/60

As an example, a latitude of 122 degrees 45 minutes North is equal to 122.75 degrees North.

To convert seconds to decimals, divide by 3600.

Decimal value = Seconds/3600

As an example, a latitude of 122 degrees 45 minutes 45 seconds North is equal to 122.7625 degrees North.

So the complete formula looks similar to the following:

Decimal value = Degrees + (Minutes/60) + (Seconds/3600)

NOTE: If using Surety Maps, the values can be formatted to decimal directly:

    • When in Surety go to Tools>Options>Options Page in the Surety Menu bar above the map.
    • Once the options page opens, there is a drop-down for latitude/longitude display.
    • Choose the Decimal Degrees format. Click save and test by generating an FSA map.

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Click the Clear All button to remove it.

Alternatively, click to drop a marker anywhere on the map after clicking Add Marker; double-clicking the mouse will zoom in.

The marker can be dragged to a desired location on the map.

The marker location will update in the Latitude and Longitude fields.

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These maps do NOT automatically transfer into a report with the sale.

Read details about Creating & Transferring sales location maps for reports.

Also, here is some info about additional mapping services that are popular with AgWare customers:

One of the more popular options is Google Earth which is different from on-line Google Maps.

You can add pins and property boundaries and then save the current view as an image. 

There is a Property Boundary tool. For more information on Property Boundary tool, click here.

You can also do that in Google Maps if you are logged into a Google Account.

Here is a link on how to add a place marker in Google Earth:
http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176683

The reason a lot of users like Google Earth is because you can add Section/Township/Range lines through a third party service:
http://www.earthpoint.us/

We also have some customers using services like Microsoft MapPoint, Delorme maps, Land Voyage, AgriData, and local tax property maps.

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