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Updated on 4/22/2019
FarmIQ Help centre Publication
Draw blocks
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Draw blocks

Watch this video for an overview of how to create blocks on the map in FarmIQ:


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Block groups and blocks

You may want to group paddocks into blocks for several different reasons so, in FarmIQ , you can set up different block groups and then make blocks in each block group. For example, you can have one block group for stock rotations and another for your environment plan.

Information
  • Block groups can overlap.
  • Paddocks do not have to be next to each other to be put into the same block.
  • Paddocks can be in more than one block group but can only be in one block per block group.
  • Even if there is only one block, it must be part of a block group.

Add a new block group and draw blocks

If you have not added a block group for the type of block you want to add, you need to do that first, then add the block in that group.

To add a new block group and draw a block click here
To add a new block group and draw a block:
  1. On the map, click Draw & edit in the bottom, right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Blocks.
  3. Click Add block group.
  • Enter the Block group name.
  • Select whether to display Total, Effective or Cultivatable  area on the legend.
  • Click Next.
  1. Enter the Block Name for the first block in this group.
  • Select the Outline colour.
  • On the map, click the paddocks to include in the new block.
    • The paddocks are shaded so that you can see which ones you have selected.
    • To remove a paddock, click the dustbin. As you hover over the dustbin, the paddock is highlighted.
    • To change the block group name or the type of area to display, click  Back.
  1. Click Save.
  2. If you want to add a nother block to this block group, click Add new block, otherwise click to close the block group box.
To add a block to an existing block group click here
To add a block to an existing block group:
  1. On the map, click Draw & edit in the bottom, right corner of the screen.
  2. Click Blocks.
  3. Click the name of the block group.
  4. Click Add new block.  
  5. Enter the Block Name.
  • Select the Outline colour.
  • On the map, c lick the paddocks to include in the new block.
    • The paddocks are shaded so that you can see which ones you have selected.
    • To remove a paddock, click the dustbin. As you hover over the dustbin, the paddock is highlighted.
    • To change the block group name or the type of area to display, click Back.
  1. Click Save.
  2. If you want to add a nother block to this block group, click Add new block, otherwise click to close the block group box.

Edit and delete block groups and blocks

To edit or delete a block group click here
To edit or delete a block group:
  • In the block group edit box, to...
    change the:
    • Block group name
    • type of area to display on the legend
    • click Edit block group

    • make the changes needed
    • click Save.
    add new blocks to the block group
    click Add new block.
    • See step 5 in To add a block to an existing block group, above.
    delete a block group 
    • click Delete a block group

    • click Confirm.
  1. On the map, click Draw & edit.
  2. Click Blocks.
  3. Click the name of the block group you want to edit.
To edit or delete a block  click here
To edit or delete a block:
  1. On the map, click Draw & edit.
  2. Click Blocks.
  3. Click the name of the block group you want to edit.
  4. In the block group edit box, to...
    change the:
    • Block name
    • Outline colour
    • Paddocks
    • click the edit pencil for the block
    • make the changes needed
      - To change colour click here.
    • click Save.
    delete a block                   
    • click the dustbin for the block
    • click Confirm.

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