The Plan My Land Operation application allows users to quickly map a project site, identify sensitive areas, determine operational characteristics of mapped soils, calculate area and distances, and receive BMP recommendations based on the hydrology, soils, and topography of the mapped area. This exercise was designed to help users become familiar with the Plan My Land Operation application.
Before we begin, let’s go over a couple of things that might help with naviagting this course.
- The application is located on the TFS website. Links are provided throughout as necessary. It may be helpful to open the link in another tab as you move through the course. Simply right click on the link, then select Open in New Tab.
- Images are used throughout this course so you have an idea of what you are working with and information from them may be needed to complete the quiz. Mousing over the images will zoom in on them. You can also make the images larger by right-clicking on them and they will open in another tab.
Let’s download the project file FairchildSF.zip from the Plan My Land Operation Help website.
- Go to: http://tfsfrd.tamu.edu/planmylandoperation/Help.html
- Save the file to your computer in the Downloads folder or another folder that you choose and will be able to access easily in a moment.
Open the application by browsing to the website http://texasforestinfo.com.
Close the Disclaimer window and click on Plan My Land Operation.
Now, we are ready to load the file we previously downloaded.
- First, click Define Boundaries in the left column.
- Then, select the shp radio button and select the Load button.
- Select the FairchildSF file from the Downloads folder (or the folder you chose in Step 1)
- Click Open.