The SnapMaps site is where you draw your fields or import your shape files. You can also identify various objects which may cause restrictions. You can turn on and off layers to see restrictions, wetlands, contours, waterbodies, and streams.
Information Tools: This menu has tools for identifying specifics on the map. The Identify Soil Type tool will highlight the boundary and display the name of the soil where you click.
oClear Active Tool: Turns off any drawing tools and reverts to cursor to navigating the map.
oIdentify Soil type: Highlights the boundary of a soil map unit and displays information about it
oIdentify Field: Highlights the border of a field and displays information about it
oCreate text file of parcels for farm: Creates a text file with all the parcels that intersect fields within your farm
oMeasure Length : Measures the distance of a line
oMeasure Area: Measures the area of polygon
oSpreadable Acres (For CAFO Farms Only):
•Update Spreadable Acres
•Change Spreading Strategy
Drawing Tools: This menu has tools for drawing fields and points on the map.
oDraw a Feature: This sub-menu has the tools for creating features.
oEdit Features: This sub-menu has tools for editing features.
oDelete Features: This sub-menu has tools for deleting features.
oField Snapping: This feature turns on/off the snap to field option when drawing and editing fields.
oImport a Field Shapefile: Use this tool to import fields from a shapefile. Note: The shapefile must be in a zip archive.
oImport a Point Shapefile: Use this tool to import points from a shapefile. Note: The shapefile must be in a zip archive.
oImport an Exclusion Shapefile: Use this tool to import exclusion areas from a shapefile. Note: The shapefile must be in a zip archive.
oImport a Tile Line Shapefile: Use this tool to import tile lines from a shapefile. Note: The shapefile must be in a zip archive.
oExport to Shapefile:
▪ Export Fields to a Shapefile: Exports all fields within the farm to a shapefile.
▪ Export Points to a Shapefile: Exports all fields within the farm to a shapefile.
▪ Export Exclusion Areas to a Shapefile: Exports all fields within the farm to a shapefile.
▪ Export Spreadable Field Areas to a Shapefile (CAFO Farms Only): Exports spreadable field areas to a shapefile.
oCreate PDF of Map: This button is used to create a PDF of what can currently be seen on the map, along with a legend. Clicking the button will open a dialog box where you can enter a name for the map. Note: The map opens in a pop-up. Most browsers block pop-ups by default. See Creating a PDF of the Map for more information.
oSearch T-R-S: This button opens a dialog box to move the map to a township by the township range, direction, and section.
oHelp: This button opens this help file online.
oLayers: This area has checkboxes to turn on and off layers. You can make this area smaller by clicking on the arrows (/) to show or hide a section.
o: The scale is found in the lower left corner of the map. This will change depending on the zoom level.
o: The Active Tool label is at the top of the screen. This shows which tool is currently selected.
: The latitude and longitude of the mouse will display at the bottom right of the map in a blue box.