Starting a New Job

This chapter will explain how to start a job to perform coverage mapping using the System 110/150 Guidance software. You must create or select a Job before you can begin coverage mapping. It is recommended practice to create a new Job file for every new field. Boundary files can also be attached to specific Jobs by selecting the boundary file when a Job is active. Refer to chapter 7 for information on how to setup your vehicle before beginning a job.

NOTICE: A GPS input must be detected before the Job Setup screen can be accessed.

 

Procedure

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Access Job Setup screen

Before starting this procedure, setup your software as required according to the instructions outlined in Chapter 6.

1. Select System150 GX-45_Task:Job Setup_1 to access the Job Setup screen.

 

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Access Job Selection screen

2. Select System150 GX-45_Task:Job Setup_2 to access the Select Job screen.

 

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Create a new Job file

3. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_3 to create a new application job file.

 

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Enter a new job name or use generated name

4. Enter a new job name (optional) or use the generated name. Refer to Appendix E for information on the generated File Name. Refer to Appendix A, page A-9 to use the Alphanumeric keypad.
5. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_4 to accept the name and return to the Job Setup screen.

 

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After Job is selected return to Guidance screen

6. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_5 to return to the Guidance screen.

 

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Start Coverage Mapping

7. Follow the instructions below depending on which coverage sense method you are using. Refer to page 6-39:

  • Manual – Select System150 GX-45_New Job_6 to turn coverage mapping ON and drive off. The icon will change to System150 GX-45_New Job_6b while coverage mapping is active.
  • Switched – Enable the positive input source to turn the coverage map ON and drive off. The icon will change to System150 GX-45_New Job_6c while coverage mapping is active.

8. With the coverage mapping on, drive around your field until you have mapped the areas you wish to cover. To assist you, you may select between 3 guidance patterns (refer Chapter 9). These will create lines that you can follow to allow more accurate coverage of your field.

Refer to Chapter 9 for information on how to select and apply a Guidance Pattern.

 

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Coverage mapping is ON (left), Coverage mapping is OFF (right)

8. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_6b to turn off the coverage mapping. The icon will change to display System150 GX-45_New Job_6 indicating that mapping is OFF.

The coverage map is now saved to the Job File that you created and can be recalled at any time.

 

Recalling a Job

After a Job is completed, you may want to recall the coverage map for viewing purposes. This section explains how to recall a job file.

NOTICE: The guidance screen displays your vehicle icon, based on the GPS coordinates of your vehicle. Your saved coverage map (Job File) also has GPS coordinates based on the location of the actual field. Because of this, your vehicle needs to be near the actual field for the coverage map to be displayed properly on the screen.

 

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Access Job Setup screen

1. Select System150 GX-45_Task:Job Setup_1 to access the Job Setup screen.

 

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Access Job Selection screen

2. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_2 to access the Job Selection screen.

 

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Select a Job file

3. Select the up and down arrow buttons System150 GX-45_New Job_7 to select a Boundary file.
4. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_4 to confirm your selection and return to the Job Setup screen.

 

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Return to the Guidance screen

5. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_5 to return to the Guidance screen.

 

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The coverage map in the Job file will be displayed

You will see your coverage map (created during the Job) displayed on the screen.

 

 

Creating a Coverage Report

After finishing a coverage map, you can create and export a pdf file with details of your coverage. Your coverage report will contain the following items:

  • Job Name
  • Starting and End Date
  • Total Area covered
  • Total Hours to completion
  • Total Hours coverage mapping active
  • Distance covered
  • Boundary Name
  • Boundary Area
  • Notes

 

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Access Job Setup screen

Make sure that you have a thumbdrive with enough file space inserted into the USB port on the front of the console before proceeding.

1. Select System150 GX-45_Task:Job Setup_1 to access the Job Setup screen.

 

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A job file must be active to create a job report

Ensure you have selected a Job file before proceeding.

2. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_8 to create a coverage report to be exported to thumbdrive.

 

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Export in progress (left) and Export completed (right)

3. You should see the above screens. If the report export is successful, you will see the image on the right.
4. Select System150 GX-45_New Job_10 to exit the screen. You will be returned to the Job Selection screen.

On your thumbdrive, the coverage map report will be located in a folder named Reports and will be in a pdf file format. Below is an example of what your coverage report would look like.

 

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Example of Coverage Report

 

 

As Applied Maps

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Example of what an As Applied Map would look like when loaded in a shape file viewing software.

When a coverage report is exported coverage shape files are also automatically created and exported. These shape files are known as As Applied Maps and be viewed using LynxQMap or any other third party software that can view shape files.

These maps record coverage data which can then be displayed visually with different colors representing different rates or other similar data.

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