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Surety® Pro accounts can upload an unlimited number of Shape files into the borders layer! See also: What is a Shape file?

The importer will accept individual shapefiles, multiple individual shape files within a zip file, or a single multi-polygon shape file.
There are 2 different places to upload your borders into: The borders layer or a custom layer.

This page is a guide for importing shapefiles into the Borders layer. 

Please watch our Tutorial Video



Surety Pro can import the following supported file types:

  • ESRI Shapefiles .SHP (Hold CTRL key down to select ".shp", ".shx", ".dbf" and ".prj")
  • Google files - .KML or .KMZ
  • Database file - .GDB
  • Geography Markup Language - .GML
  • AutoCAD vector file .DXF
  • Geographical JSON file -.GeoJson

NOTE: The borders layer only supports polygon data and will return an "Invalid Record Summary" if any point or line data are present within the uploaded file.
See: Import Custom Layer (Polygon, Line, and Point Shapefiles) for a tutorial for importing lines, points, and polygons into custom layers.

Uploading/Importing a shape file into the borders layer of Surety Pro.

First, we will need to select a client. To select a client click Select in the top right hand panel.

You can choose a client by clicking Select in the top of the right hand panel

You can choose a client by clicking Select in the top of the right hand panel

 

Go to File > Import > Borders.

Click on Borders.

Click on Borders.


The Upload Borders Shape File window will open. 

Start by clicking on Browse or Choose Files depending on your browser.

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Find the vector files that you are wanting to import. Note that the files cannot be point or line shapefiles, only polygons. To upload a line or point shapefile, use the Import Custom Layer (Polygon, Line, Point shapefiles) option from the import menu.

It is possible to select many files at a time to import by holding down the CTRL button and clicking each file needed. Remember to include the 3 (or 4) ESRI shapefiles components if importing one. 

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Once your files are selected, click Upload File to proceed.

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There is a limit of 6000 shape files that can be uploaded at once.

See also:What is a Zip file?.

The importer will make an initial check to see if the shapefiles are in an acceptable format. If an issue is found, an error page will display with the option of sending the files to AgriData, Inc. Support in order to diagnose the issue. Note: Make sure that your email address and phone number are correct in your user profile as this is how we will contact you. (See: My Profile)

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If the imported files are the correct format, the next window is the Edit Uploaded Borders window. In the Border Attributes column, the Field Name, Farm Name and the Acres are OUR border attributes, but you can choose to bring in the corresponding Shape File's attributes by clicking on the drop down and choosing from the options. 

See our Shapefile Attributes page for more information regarding this step.

Choosing the attributes is optional, however if the Shape file attribute for the Acres is left blank then the acres of the Polygon will be used.

Click on a drop down to choose a Shape File Attribute to correspond with Surety Pro Border Attributes.

Click on a drop down to choose a Shape File Attribute to correspond with Surety Pro Border Attributes.


Once you have finished on this page, click the Save button.

Click the Save button to continue.

Click the Save button to continue.

 

The Upload Results summary will be displayed of which will indicate whether the upload was successful or not.

If any of the imported shapefiles will do more than slightly overlap an existing border, then the the upload summary will display the guilty shapefile. 

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Add Overlapping Borders

If the shapefile that is being upload contains at least one boundary that overlaps onto another then a special prompt will appear advising which boundaries are overlapping and asking if you want to proceed in importing these overlapping boundaries.

To import the overlapping borders click on the Add Overlapping Borders button or click Cancel to skip importing the overlapping boundaries.

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The final step is to click on the Done button to close the Uploaded Borders window.

Click the Done button to close the Edited Uploaded Borders window.

Click the Done button to close the Edited Uploaded Borders window.


The Shape file has been uploaded to a client of which we had selected in the beginning of the tutorial. The view that we are looking at is called a farm view. Here we can see the Shape file that was uploaded to a client's borders.

The Shape file that was uploaded to the client's borders layer will appear as a green outlines.

Here is a Farm View with the Shape file that was just uploaded to the selected client's borders.

Here is a Farm View with the Shape file that was just uploaded to the selected client's borders.


Now that you have some saved borders uploaded, you can modify them with the Edit Borders function.

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