This Tips and Tricks looks at how easy it is to record an observation from a field by capturing a simple point and image, whilst out on the farm.

Firstly, download the app onto your iPhone or iPad from the Apple App Store by searching 'iSOYLscout'.

Once it is installed you can start using it straight away.

1. Tap 'Create New'.
2. Enter a project name.
3. Set the area you are going to scout either by name or location. If you are inside do it by name, the nearest village or similar. This is the ‘Area of Interest’. 

Size the image to fit the area you want to capture.

4. Select ‘Add POI’ – if you are at a location in the area of interest you can see a blue dot which is where the POI (Point Of Interest) will be located. Otherwise it will be in the middle of the screen which you can move by holding your finger on it until it flashes and then drag it to the right location. 

Save your project and then upload to SOYL (you will have to login using your MySOYL credentials).

Within MySOYL use the iSOYLscout icon to view your information:

For further assistance, please call the SOYL team on 01635 204190 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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