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OptiSurface Newsletter – 2017 April

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Welcome to the April 2017 OptiSurface Newsletter.

Celebrating 750,000 Acres!!

Last month we clocked over the 750,000th acre of Optisurface Designs all over the world. Thanks to everyone who has supported us to get here. We are well on way to our 30 year vision of 25 million acres of agricultural land with improved drainage or irrigation feeding over 10 million people more than it was previously.

The News Of The Month features our 750,000 acre milestone and tweets from other OptiSurface users.

The Design Of The Month shows a multiple pivot design with a waterway submitted by Larry Lawrence.

The Feature Of The Month explains the how to use OptiSurface Cloud.

If you have any problems or questions please reply to this email or call me on +61 405-686-425 (Australia) or Preston on +1 870-340-2020 (USA).

Regards
Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Mobile: +61 405 686 425   Skype: graemejcox
Web:  www.optisurface.com   News: www.twitter.com/OptiSurface
“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 where 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/
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News Of The Month

From our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

OptiSurface  ‏@OptiSurface Mar 04
Preston Marthey is at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis and will be taking Opti questions from various booths throughout the show.

Billy Beaudry  ‏@Beadurybilly Mar 06
@OptiSurface Thanks for those useful tutorials on your website! haven’t had to play with breakline for a while. Now can use them like a pro!

OptiSurface  ‏@OptiSurface  Mar 9
Celebrating 750,000 Acres Of Improved Field Drainage & Irrigation. Thanks To Our Clients & Partners Around The World.

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Maurice Chauvin  ‏@MoeChauvin Mar 11
Got delivery of new #finishingscraper by #SHouleFabrication quality & workmanship 👍🏼👍🏼  #GPS #landformation in 2017 #NoPonding @OptiSurface

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OptiSurface  ‏@OptiSurface  Mar 28
Optimizing Surface Drainage Under Multiple Pivots Thanks To Larry Lawrence

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Design Of The Month

Multiple Pivot Design with Waterway
This 400-ha field is composed of 5 pivot fields.  There are some ponding issues scattered and the grower wants to connect drainage water with a waterway.

Existing Topography
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Drainage Analysis
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Proposed Topography
Ponding was eliminated using OptiSurface 4Way. An exclusion subzone was added where the waterway sits then breaklines are used to create the channel.
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Waterway Cross Section
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Proposed Cut/Fill Map
Earthworks was only 30 m3/ha at 12,000 m3 of cuts for the whole field.
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Feature Of The Month

OptiSurface Cloud
Overview:  Export to OptiSurface Cloud exports and uploads the Design Report into the Cloud hosted by OptiSurface.  An email template with the link to the report will appear after hitting this option.

Displayed by: Click File Menu > Export to OptiSurface Cloud

Appearance:

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Once OptiSurface finishes capturing the images like the Existing Topography, Proposed Topography etc., this message will promt and you can select one of the options:

  • Open in Email Software – the default email client will open copying the email template and upload will commence
  • Copy to Clipboard – the text will be copied to the clipboard and can later be pasted and upload will commence
  • Cancel upload – cancel uploading the design report to the cloud.
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During the upload process (which may take a few minutes), the Status Bar shows the upload progress i.e. OSCloud Upload Complete

Opening the link will lead you to the OptiSurface Cloud Main Page, see images below:

OptiSurface Cloud Main Page

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My Design Report – moves to the next page showing the design report with details on slopes, earthworks, and images of the field.
Feedback – leads to the OptiSurface Feedback forums.

OptiSurface Cloud Design Report Page

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Map – moves to the next page showing the image overlaid on Google Maps
Email – opens your default webmail to send the Design Report
Print – print the Design Report

OptiSurface Cloud Map Page

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CutFill Drop Down – drop down options to show different map images like Topography Maps and Slope Maps
Share – opens your default webmail to send the Design Report
GPS – option for mobile devices such as IPad. Open the link on the mobile device in the field and on the Map Page then click GPS, it acts as a moving map display.
Comment – click anywhere in the map to add notes.  Anyone, for example the farming client can add feedback where the design needs to be changed then when the consultant looks at the map again, the comments from the farmer will appear.

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