The short answer is, yes!
If you are a user that has been invited to access an existing MapScout Suite company, you can create your own company and map to view, sort , share and organize company data.
- Click your user icon in the top right corner, and select "Company Settings"
In the top right corner to add your own company. You will be prompted to select a plan to get started.
To delete a field marker or line you'll need to go to the Map Legend on the left side of the screen. Click on the type of asset you want to delete (fields, markers or lines) to reveal all the assets you've created as well as a pencil icon in the top right. When you click the pencil (edit) icon, you will be in "edit mode." Now you can click on the trash can next to the asset to delete it; remember to click the pencil icon once you are done to switch "edit mode" off.
When "edit mode" is on you can also click the asset name to change the name, the color, or change the boundaries of a field. Click save once you're done to return to the map.
After you've integrated your MapScout account with your cloud storage, you can add files and folders so they're viewable from your Map. Click on the related property (directly on the map or from your list of maps in the Legend) and the property details panel will appear. Select the Files tab and click the Link Folder button to integrate your cloud storage account and click Connect Folder.
That information will be visible when you go back to your property on your Map and select the Files tab.
Once you've synced all your information, you can invite other users to access your documents.
The ability to quickly share information within your organization and with approved third parties is critical to the success of your business. MapScout simplifies this process by allowing you to (1) create collaborative teams, (2) invite users to view your records/documents, and (3) edit/upload accurate and up-to-date forms.
Once you create your first Company you'll be assigned to the Administrator team with full access to the account and you can modify all Farm and Company data. You can create additional Teams and assign specific permissions to additional Users. Click your Company and Farm name above the map to the left and click Company Settings. Then click Teams and Add Team to create a new team. You'll see your list of farms at the bottom of your Team Details menu and for each Farm you can select whether team members can View, Edit or have no access. Once you set Team permissions, click Save (if you've already invited Users, you can select who you would like to add to your Team before saving).
To add a User to your Company, click Company Settings then select Users. Click Invite User, enter their email address, assign them to a Team and click Submit. That User will receive an email invitation and will need to click Accept. They'll be directed to MapScout's login page to create their own profile and can access the Company account based on the permissions you granted to the Team they are assigned to
MapScout doesn't store, access, or control your files. We integrate with your cloud-storage provider so that your data is available from our map-interface. If you cancel MapScout that integration is disabled and your information remains in your cloud account, maintained and controlled by you.
Once you select your preferred plan, you will be on the following screen:
You can access the map and start exploring parcel data by clicking on either the MapScout logo, or the "Return to Map" button in the top right corner:
One of the main benefits of MapScout is the ability to view, access and manage all your relevant files and data from your Map. You first have to set up the integration between MapScout and your cloud storage service (Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive Business or Google Drive).
Click your Company & Map name on the top left, then click Company Settings. Select Cloud Storage and click Add Integration to choose your cloud storage service (you can integrate with more than one provider by repeating these steps). You’ll be redirected to the third-party provider’s site to securely sign in
to your cloud storage service. After you enter your login information, click "Allow" to give MapScout permission to access your files and folders. You can now link any files stored in the cloud to your map locations in MapScout!
After you've set up your Company and Map, you'll be dropped into a zoomed out map. To add a location, open the caret next to the Maps section of the panel on the left side of the screen to reveal the Add a Location button. Once you've clicked there, type the city, address, zip code or even GPS coordinates into the search field that appears and hit enter to bring up your property location on the map. Once your property populates, there are several methods you can use to add a location:
Option 1: Select DRAW BY HAND under the search bar. Left click on a corner of the location to start drawing. Outline the location by clicking at each corner or change in direction. Continue until you complete the outline. Once completeyou can name the location, choose a color to associate with it and fill in pre-identified details like crop type or property value information. Add your own labels and values to describe the property. Click Save.
- You can make adjustments to the location boundaries by clicking on the property then dragging the boundaries to change the shape of the property outline, or holding down the left-click and moving the mouse to reposition the entire field on the map.
Option 2: Select SEARCH BY APN then enter in the Assessor’s Parcel Number along with the County and State where the field is located, then select Search. The map will zoom into the location and the APN will be added to the details panel.
Next, name the location, choose a color to associate with it and fill in pre-identified details like crop type or property value information. Add your own labels and values to describe the property. Click Save.
Option 3: Select FIND BY PARCEL BOUNDARIES which will automatically turn on the parcels overlay. Clicking on the location (parcel) you want will make the map will zoom in letting you know that it has been selected and the APN will automatically be added to the details panel.
Next, name the field, choose a color to associate with it and fill in pre-identified details like crop or varietal, or add your own labels and values to describe the field. Click Save.
If you haven't done so yet, you can link your cloud storage account so you can view all the files and information related to each location.
We’ve taken many precautions to keep your data safe. We employ industry best practices for all standard web applications and we’ve built in the security your company needs to protect your crucial information.
- Montage utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS), a secure cloud platform and market leader for hosting client data.
- Your data is truly YOUR data. You retain all rights, titles and interest to your data.
- Refer to your third-party software documentation (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) for more information regarding your stored data through those accounts.
After you create your username and password, you’ll have to name your company and your first map. These names can be the same and you can always add additional maps later, if needed. Once you’ve named your Company and Map, click NEXT to create your first property boundary.
To add more maps or create additional companies later, click your Company Name above the map and click Add Map or visit your settings to "Add Company" to begin the process.