We can add rain gauges using the PastureMap app on our mobile devices. Utilizing this mobile app allows us to be on the go in between pastures to take notes about how much rain was received on certain days.
How to Add Rain Gauges on a iOS device:
- Open your PastureMap app on your iOS device and click on the circle tab at the bottom right corner that has a + on it. A pop-up menu will open and will give you multiple options to choose from.
2. Next, click on “Add infrastructure”. Notice another pop-up menu appears with different types of infrastructure we can add. Click on the “Rain Gauge” tab.
3. Next, it will allow you to move freely on the map of your land. Click on the map to add where you want the rain gauge icon to appear or where you will be tracking the rainfall data.
4.Once you select your location another pop-up menu will appear that gives you the type of infrastructure, a section to name the Gauge, a section to add the date, and a section to take notes. You can also take a picture to add a photo if you would like.
5.Finally, click save and the rain gauge icon will appear on the map where you selected. If you click on the rain gauge icon, it will show you the notes that you have taken. You can also edit the notes on the rain gauges when you need to.
Important Notice: Utilize the mobile app by working in the field and being able to record the data of the different gauges. Each time you check your gauges you can record the amount of rain received and put in the date it was recorded. Then, once you are back at home you can implement the data you obtained into the “rainfall events” tab on the web version of PastureMap. This will allow you to keep track of your own rainfall data instead of relying on the NOAA stations. It is important to remember that just because you note the rainfall data in the mobile app does not mean that it will automatically be added to your tracking records for the rainfall data graph. You must manually put in the data using the web version of PastureMap. Just take the notes from the mobile app and put them here.