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Please draw this Animal Days per Acre grazing area on the map. Draw exactly one polygon to represent this grazing area. It should have at least three points.
Tap once to add each vertex. Double-tap for your last vertex to complete the shape. Click here to zoom to GPS position (if available), or click here to reset drawing.
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|Lifetime Total Accumulative ADA:|
Please choose the dataset to view. Tap a row to choose it. Rotate your phone or scroll left and right to see all content if needed.
Please choose the station to view. Tap a row to choose it. Rotate your phone or scroll left and right to see all content if needed.
Please choose the trap count you are collecting, or you may create a new one below.
Please choose the form to fill out.
If you do not see a recently-added form you may need to use the sync data tool.
Please choose the animal to track, or enter a new animal.
Livestock tracking data is private to you only and is never shared with other users of the institution.
View Livestock EventsAnimal:
This tool will allow you to save notes for this specific location. The note will be added as a new record in the selected station.
This tool will allow you to take a photo, tag it with a location, and upload it. It will be added to the selected data station.
Warning: Your data connection seems a bit slow. Photo uploads may take some time. Consider using the built-in Camera app to take pictures, and upload them when WiFi is available.New: Use the iPhone/iPad Data Collection application to take photos on your phone faster.
You may upload multiple photos in bulk here. This is useful for already-existing photos, such as those taken while out of data range. If GPS coordinates are available embedded in the photos, they will be extracted and used.
Note that the upload may take several minutes, depending on how many files you choose and how fast your data connection is. iOS (iPhone and iPad) will remove GPS coordinates from photos prior to upload, so upload using a desktop if you wish to retain GPS coordinates.
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Please choose from one of our three plans: Mobile Scout, Ranger, and Eagle. See below for the features associated with each.
|Price per Institution||$10/mo, billed in 6 month increments||$35/mo, billed in 6 month increments||$100/mo, billed in 6 month increments|
|Total Storage Available||500 MB||10 GB||100 GB|
|Multiple Users with Access Levels||1 User Only||5 Users||25 Users|
|Full Mobile Site||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Quick Zoom Tools||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Map Query Tool||No||Yes||Yes|
|Raster Animation Viewer
|Core Data Management Tools||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Manage Locations Tools
|Point Locations Only||Yes||Yes|
|No QA Tests||15 Customizable Tests||Unlimited|
|Guided View & Access Data Tool
|Generate Charts and Statistics
|Record-Level Locations Allowed
|Data Point / Record Limit||500,000||10,000,000||Unlimited|
|Guided Excel/CSV Upload||No||Yes||Yes|
|Hand Drawn Shapes
|Limited to 3 Collections||Yes||Yes|
|Upload KML Files
|Upload Raster Animations
|3-File Excel Template Upload
|Customizable Data Collection Forms||One Form / 100 Submissions, No Photo or Video Uploads||Five Forms / 250 Submissions||Unlimited|
Raster Animation gives you the ability to upload special data sets composed of georeferenced imagery (e.g. GeoTIFF files), in a specific structure for different observations through time. The map then has a specialized viewer that lets you view this data in a colored overlay, with an animation feature letting you cycle through the different "aspects" of the data (e.g. depth, or time).
If you have data sampled regularly across a physical region, the Interpolation Viewer feature will assemble a graphic representation of that data, interpolating to fill in the missing pieces based on the data that you've collected. Right now this is performed using the Inverse Distance Weighting geostatistical approach, but additional interpolation methods such as Kriging are in development.
Once you have uploaded numeric data that has record-level locations for a given set of stations in a dataset, you may enable interpolations for that dataset, which will let you use the interpolation viewer shown below. If your samples cover a varied time range as well, you may animate through time or through the different stations in your interpolation-enabled dataset.
Basic and Premium subscriptions have the ability to define advanced locations. This includes using Hand-Drawn Shapes as a data "location", useful for easily organizing data within arbitrary geographic regions like fields and paddocks. You also gain the ability to use Zone Grids, which is a tool allowing you to define a grid over a geographic region composed of up to 10 rows and columns. This provides a simple and easy scaffolding for easily marking the location of data and observations within a field with more granularity than simply within the field, but without the annoyance of needing to record specific latitude and longitude locations for each individual observation. In other words, Zone Grids provide you with a middle ground of location granularity between being in a certain field, and having a specific latitude and longitude.
Quality Assurance tools allow you to ensure data is clean and valid within myObservatory. This can include making sure there are no typos, e.g. non-numeric characters for number values, as well as making sure numbers make sense (valid range, proper units, and so forth). Statistical tools also allow you to flag severe outliers or other key points. These tools can also be used to quickly check for "nodata" values from weather stations such as temperatures of -9999. When a QA test is triggered for a value, it can be considered a failure (prevents publishing), or a warning (which can be a positive or negative thing - warnings just highlight certain data). Customizable tests are intended to be very flexible and may be defined in a variety of ways as shown below.
Basic and Premium subscriptions gain access to a step by step tool to view and access data, including packaging it with all attached files into a direct download for local use.
The Advanced Statistics features allow you to generate univariate statistics, view time series plots, and view cross plots for any combination of data stations and locations, including several sets of data on the same plot when desired. This is a powerful set of analysis tools for finding relationships and trends.
Premium subscriptions are able to set locations at the record level, in addition to just at the dataset and station level. This opens the door to additional advanced features such as interpolations.
The Hand Drawn Shapes ability lets you draw custom map details, such as outlining field boundaries, adding points of interest, or denoting other key areas. The shapes that you draw using this feature can be used as a "location" for other uploaded data, making these shapes valuable as containers for organizing data within fields, paddocks, or other logical boundaries. You may also upload KML files (e.g. from Google Earth ™) into this feature for use.
The ability to upload KML files (e.g. from Google Earth™) will let you show reference material on the map. This is handy for reference material that won't be used as a "location" for other datasets (in which case the Hand Drawn Shapes feature is more appropriate, which can also import KML files).
The Three File Template is a specialized set of Excel template files which are very convenient for organizing data for upload to myObservatory. It is structured as a file for datasets, a file for stations, and a file for records. This allows you upload multiple different datasets and/or stations in one operation, and makes uploading and continuing to upload incoming regularly-formatted data easy. It was modelled after common ways of storing streamflow and weather station data.