For most users, creating a site will be the beginning of your journey on the Sitemark Fuse platform. A site defines an area of interest for you, and it is where all of the information for that area is housed. For example, all operations, design files, overlays etc are all stored on a site level.
1. Create your site
Starting on the Sites page, click the Create Site button located in the top right hand corner of your screen, shown below.
2. Provide your site with a name
3. Choose the type of site
Solar, mining, construction, agriculture, or generic, you can choose the one most applicable to your site.
This choice will tailor the tools and settings of the platform and the information that should be provided in site properties, for example.
(Optional) Fill in the remaining information
Fields such as address, contact person information, and instructions on how to access the site) are optional but can help to localize your site and plan future operations more easily.
(Optional) Select the default coordinate reference system
If you want to use a specific coordinate reference system on this site, the default can be selected here. You can still update or override this at a later point. The default is WGS 84 (EPSG:4326). Learn more about coordinate reference systems.
4. Define the boundaries of your site
This will help us show your site on the map straight away. These boundaries can still be adjusted later when creating operations.
To mark your site boundaries, there are two options, either by uploading a KML file or by drawing them manually:
a. Uploading a KML file
Upload a KML file by clicking on the cloud upload icon in the left top corner of the map view. You will be asked to select a file. Follow this guide if you want to create a KML in Google Earth.
b. Drawing the boundaries
You can start by searching by location or latitude/longitude in the search bar in the top right corner of the map view. This search field will help you to get to the right location on earth.
Next, click on the map to draw the boundaries of your site. When you have reached the last point from the boundary, double click to close the site boundary.
Boundary Editing tools
To activate the editing tools, select the pointer tool from the toolbox in the top left corner of the map view, and click on the polygon.
After you have selected the polygon, click on the Pencil edit icon in the toolbox.
You should now be able to drag existing corner points from the polygon to adjust the boundaries. You can also remove existing corner points using the remove vertex tool (the x).
5. Provide more detailed site information
Depending on the type of site you selected, you can go to an additional next step by clicking on the next button at the bottom of the page.
In this step, you can provide more detailed information regarding the site. Required fields are marked with an asterisk, like the peak power in the example below.
This information provides you with more detailed analytics of your site. You can also edit this information later at any time.
To learn more about Site Properties and how they can benefit you by enabling more features and insights on the platform, you can use this support article.
(Optional) Set up site overlays
In the next step of the online site creation wizard, you can add site overlays directly. You can also do this later. Follow this guide on how to add overlays to your site.