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How to set up multi-user mode in OneSoil Yield

Multi-user mode simplifies the interaction between distributors and their clients. Depending on their role, users can add, delete, edit, or just view information stored in a particular workspace. That makes it easier for the distributor to consult clients, who, in turn, can always show the distributor where help is needed.

👨‍🌾 Description of roles

Multi-user mode has 4 roles: owner, administrator, editor, and viewer.

The Owner (client):

  • Has access to all information in the workspace

  • Can edit, add, or delete any information in the workspace

  • Can assign roles and add and delete users that have access to the workspace

  • Can't be deleted from the workspace

The Administrator:

  • Has access to all information in the workspace

  • Can edit, add, or delete any information in the workspace

  • Can assign roles and add and delete users that have access to the workspace

The Editor:

  • Can edit, add, or delete information he/she has access to in the workspace

The Viewer:

  • Can view shared data

🔐 Access to OneSoil Yield

For distributors

As a distributor, when you receive access to the OneSoil Yield, you can grant your clients access rights to the platform. To add clients, click the workspace name in the top-left corner of the screen and click 'Clients'. Enter the client's e-mail and workspace name. You can name it after the client's farm. We'll e-mail the invitation and notify you when they join the workspace. You'll have access to the client's workspace in the OneSoil Yield and OneSoil web apps.

For growers

You can join OneSoil Yield via an e-mail invitation from your distributor. Follow the link, log into the account or sign up, and voilà! You have access to the platform now! If you already have an account in the free OneSoil app, all fields from it will be automatically transferred to OneSoil Yield. By accepting the invitation to OneSoil Yield, you grant the distributor administrator access to your workspace in both the OneSoil Yield app and the free OneSoil app.

Access levels

The owner and administrators have full access to the information in the workspace and may grant full or partial access to editors and viewers.

❗️ In the first version of multi-user mode, all participants will be automatically granted full access. In the next version, the owner and administrators will be able to select which information colleagues can edit and view.

Full access means that the user has access to all information about field trials in all seasons. If new fields are added to the workspace, they'll be displayed to all users who have full access.

Partial access means that the user has access only to the fields selected by the owner or administrator. If new fields are added to the workspace, a user with partial access will only see them after access is granted.

⚙️ Setting up a workspace

  • Inviting users and assigning roles

To invite a user to the workspace, click '+Invite user' under the 'Users and access rights' tab. Enter the user's e-mail address and name, then select his/her role. You can invite several users at once. Once sent, the invitation will be valid for 24 hours. If the user doesn't accept it within this timeframe, you can always resend the invitation.

Specify the user's access level: full or partial. Read more about access levels here.

  • Editing the workspace

The owner and administrator can edit workspace settings, i.e., change its name, invite and delete users, and manage access rights.

To edit the workspace, click its name in the top-left corner of the screen and go to the 'Users and access rights' tab. Click the three dots next to the username and select 'Edit'.

To change the workspace's name, click its name in the top-left corner of the screen and select 'Change workspace name'.

  • Deleting a user from the workspace

The owner and administrator(s) can delete other users from the workspace in the 'Users and access rights' tab. Click the three dots next to the user's name and select 'Delete'.

Clients can't delete distributors from the workspace, but they can change their role.

If you decide to leave the workspace, click its name in the top-left corner of the screen and select 'Leave workspace'. Any user can leave the workspace except for the owner.

Adding fields

There are three ways you can add fields:

  1. Upload a file with field boundaries. Click 'Add field' and select 'Upload file'. Our app supports .shp, .shx, .sbn, .sbx, .dbf, .prj, .zip, .kml, .json, .geojson, .kmz, .gpkg, .gdb, .gmt, and .jml files up to 10 MB in size. If your file contains data about crops, planting dates, harvest dates, and yield, you can also transfer it. If you have an issue uploading a file, please e-mail us at

  2. Select them on the map. We've already identified all fields and delineated their boundaries on the map. You just need to select your field and click 'Save'.

  3. Draw them. Click 'Add fields', then select 'Draw fields'. Use your mouse to place points on the map and delineate your field's boundaries.

📊 Data processing

When a field is added to the account, the app starts processing an enormous amount of data. That's why processing can take several hours. Click a field to see how much time is left. Meanwhile, you can go about your business. Even if you close the browser window, the processing will keep running.

What data we process

1️⃣ NDVI data from 2016

This data is needed to build productivity zones. Productivity zones are areas in a field with different yield histories. The area with the highest yield for several seasons is considered a high-productivity zone. Medium- and low-productivity zones are identified in the same way.

To build productivity zones, our algorithms analyze 6 years' worth of satellite images and select the ones with optimal growth stages when zone boundaries look similar.

The main role productivity zones play is to predict the distribution of yield in the field for the next season. The accuracy of zones affects the results of using variable-rate application technology. For fields that we think are suitable for precision farming, the OneSoil Yield platform predicts the yield distribution with sufficient accuracy.

Let's take a look at an example below. The productivity zones in the image on the left were built by our algorithms using NDVI data from 2016, 2017, and 2018. The image on the right shows yield data for the 2019 season. As we can see, the yield distribution corresponds to the productivity zones built by OneSoil.

2️⃣ Soil brightness data

Soil brightness in satellite imagery can tell us about organic matter content (humus) and moisture. Soil brightness correlates best with organic matter in the near-infrared spectrum. If the soil is dark, it contains a lot of organic matter and moisture. If it's light, it means the opposite.

To determine soil brightness, we use satellite images from the Sentinel-2 satellite. Our algorithm selects images in which the soil is plowed and has no crop residues.

3️⃣ Relief data

Field relief is the total of its uneven areas. Relief impacts most physical and chemical processes in a field. Analyzing relief data helps find the limiting factors associated with moisture or the presence of silty particles in the soil.

Relief data can be found in open sources published by national governments or intergovernmental organizations. In future versions of the app, we'll use data from your equipment to make the relief map more accurate.

When the processing is complete, you can see how many of your farm's fields are suitable for variable-rate application. Fields on the map are colored green or yellow or remain without a filling (red). The color indicates whether or not variable-rate application technologies can be used in the field.

🟢 Green means that productivity zones are stable and that an experiment can be conducted in the field. We can predict the field's yield distribution in the next season. That means that the field's yield distribution is stable and the area of the field's stable zones is more than 40% for at least three seasons. The field is suitable for variable-rate application.

🟡 Yellow means the field may be suitable for trials. We're not sure how the field's productivity zones will be distributed in the next season. There could be one of two reasons for that. Either the productivity zones are stable in only two seasons, or the area of stable zones is less than 40%. You can set up an experiment in this kind of field if you're sure that the zones are distributed properly. Pay attention to the relief and soil brightness because these data points will help explain the productivity distribution and increase the level of confidence in the built zones.

🔴 The field is red, which means it's not suitable for experiments. There tend to be three reasons for that:

  1. The field is divided into two or more fields season after season. Try updating the borders to build productivity zones.

  2. Zones are distributed randomly from year to year because of the role climate plays. We can't predict the distribution of productivity zones for the next season.

  3. From year to year, the NDVI in the field is homogeneous. So it's no use trying VRA there.

For fields that are suitable or partially suitable for variable-rate application, we'll build productivity zones and create a soil brightness map and relief map. For such fields, you can also create a VRA map for seeding, fertilizer, and plant protection products application and set up an experiment.

Time to check out the field report! Just click a field on the map or in the list of fields and find out how the field's productivity zones correlate to the relief and soil brightness.

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