SKYFLD allows adding scouting notes even if you are offline! Work directly from your field, and don’t waste your time entering the data twice. Once you are back online, SKYFLD automatically synchronizes the data.
1. You can create a scouting note from the Scouting view or from the field details view.
Tap the icon in the main navigation to open the Scouting View. Next, tap the plus icon.
Open the field details view: tap the icon and tap on the selected field on the map or use the field list. In the field details view, tap the plus icon and select Scouting note.
2. Select a field
Skip this step if you started note creation from the field details view. In this case, the field will be already selected.
Tap the Select Field to open the list. Next, tap on the field you want to create a scouting note for.
Besides the field name, you can see its size, the icon representing the current crop and the latest biomass map.
3. Select a category and/or subcategory
Tap on the + Category button. You can assign to your note one of the main categories:
To open the subcategories list, tap on the icon.
The list of subcategories may differ depending on the region you are in. For some regions, subcategories are unavailable.
Tap on the selected option.
To change the category, tap on the category name. To remove it completely, tap the icon.
4. Set the priority
Tap on the + Priority button and select one from the list:
You can change the field status while setting up the note priority. To do so, mark the checkbox Change the field status accordingly. The field’s status will be updated immediately after saving a scouting note and will match the note priority.
To change the priority, tap the name of the currently selected one. To remove it completely, tap the icon.
4. Assign team members
Tap on the + Assign button. The list opens, where you can see your name and all team members that have access to the selected field. Tap on the team members you want to assign to a note, and tap the Confirm button.
If you want to unassign a note, tap the icon next to the team member's name. You can assign several people to one note.
5. Add a description
To add the text, start typing in the description box. Your scouting note can be 4000 characters long. The minimum length is 3 characters.
6. SKYFLD enables the creation of georeferenced scouting notes. You can connect your note with a specific point or area on your field:
Tap the icon, right under the note description. The map view opens. Hold a finger on the screen to move the map. You will see the coordinates changing. If you are on the field and you want to use your exact location to create a georeferenced scouting note, tap the icon.
You can also change the pin's color. Tap the Done button to save the pin.
Remember to allow SKYFLD to use your localisation if you want to create scouting notes based on your position on the field.
Tap the icon, right under the note description. The map view opens. Tap on the screen in place that should indicate a shape corner. You have to enter at least 3 points. To close the shape, tap on the first point (green dot). You can use the undo button to insert changes to the shape. After you close it, you will see the total area size. You can also change the area’s color. Tap the Done button to save the shape.
To apply changes, you have to remove the current pin/area. Tap the icon displayed on the map preview. Next, start over the marking process.
7. Add attachments
Tap the icon and choose the file from your smartphone. The SKYFLD APP supports the following formats:
The maximum file size is 20MB. There is no limitation in terms of the number of attachments.
8. Upload or take photos
You can add photos from your gallery to the scouting notes. Tap the icon and choose the images from your device. The SKYFLD APP supports the following image formats:
If you spot pests or weeds on your field, you can take photos directly from the SKYLFD APP. Tap the icon to open the camera and take photos that you want to save within the note.
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9. Set the scouting time
By default, scouting time is the same as the real note creation time. Tap Edit to choose any past date and time. Scouting time decides on the display order on the scouting notes list.
Example: if you add a note on August 13, 2022, with the scouting time July 13, 2022, it may be displayed in the middle of the list, even though it is the latest created note.
Tap the Save button to finish the scouting note creation process.
You will be redirected to the scouting note details view. Scroll down to see all the information saved within the note.