OptiSurface Newsletter – Jan 2016

I hope 2016 has kicked off nicely for you. 

We’re looking forward to bringing you more this year to help you get the most out of OptiSurface and to grow your business.

We are looking to assist farmers improve over 1 million acres by the end of 2016.  This will be a stretch target, but with your help we look forward to trying.  

Each month our newsletter we will bring you a little from the world of OptiSurface to keep you up to date with the latest news, tips and tricks. Scroll down below for this. 
If you have any suggestions or problems that we may help you solve or if you have any questions at all, feel free to reply to this email or call me on +61 405-686-425 (Australia) or Preston on +1 870-340-2020 (USA).
Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Mobile: +61 405 686 425  Skype: graemejcox
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“Celebrating 500,000 Acres Of Optimized Agricultural Earthworks”

P.S.  If you haven’t taken advantage of OptiSurface yet, we’re offering a special service were we will take your topographic data for a field and conduct some FREE analysis and design.  Go here to find out more: http://www.optisurface.com/nlt/

News of the Month

OptiSurface Designer V2.4.20 is out! Get the update in your Member Center now. http://www.optisurface.com/login/
70% of crop losses are due to too little or too much moisture. OptiSurface reduces both with high ROI.
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Design of the Month – Hillside Reservoir

Here is an example of how breaklines and battered breaklines can be used in OptiSurface to design a hillside water storage. 

Feature of the Month – Reservoir Storage Volume

Overview:  Calculates the water volume stored in a given boundary.  Best applied to calculate water volume for a given reservoir created in OptiSurface Designer.
Displayed by:  Tools > Storage Volume…
  • Bottom – Select which surface to base the calculations: Existing or Proposed Surface.

  • Top Water Level (m or ft) – Defines the top water level or the elevation of the crest of the reservoir.

  • Vertical Calculation Interval (m or ft) – Defines the depth interval which will be used to calculate the Storage Volume Table and the Proposed Storage Depth Map.

  • Horizontal Calculation Grid Spacing (m or ft) – Defines how far apart the grid points are horizontally for the calculation.  Lowering this to 5m or less will result to more accurate volume calculation.
The table shows the results with the given depth interval of 0.2m starting from the lowest point.
Drawing a new boundary for the calculations is highly recommended for accurate calculations and map representation.
Below shows a Proposed Topography with a dam created using breaklines.  A new boundary called ‘Dam’ was created for the calculation of Water Storage Volume.
Resulting Map produces the Proposed Storage Depth Map which is best viewed overlapped with the Proposed Topography.


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