- Right-click on the field and select "Add Field Boundary" from the menu. The New Contour window appears.
In the New Contour window, click OK if you have already navigated on the map to the area where the field exists.
If you need to navigate to another area on the map you may:
- Enter a street address (if known) or just a county, township, or state.
- Use your mouse to drag the map to navigate to the site where the field exists.
- If you need to navigate to another area on the map you may:
- When on the map area, the mouse pointer becomes a cross-hair. To begin the boundary, click once on the field boundary.
- To indicate a change in direction, click the mouse and continue all around the boundary.
- When you are near the completion of the boundary, the cross-hair changes to a hand with a pointing finger. Click the mouse to allow the boundary to close exactly. The Update Acres for Field… window appears.
In the Update Acres for Field… window, you are prompted to either accept the calculated acres or leave the current value of the acres in the database record.
Contours are not usually named so no name appears on the map. If a contour name is desired, the properties can be edited and anything other than “Unnamed Contour” or “New Contour” displays (and prints) on the map.
Note: Contour names are dynamic as to whether they’ve been saved or not. Unsaved (and un-refreshed) contours are called “New Contour” and saved contours are called “Unnamed Contour.”