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State of the art digital farm mapping services

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Using GPS systems, advanced software and improved databases, farm maps can now be made for farms everywhere.

Farm Mapping Services utilises aerial photos as a starting point. From there, digital map data is augmented with plotted GPS data and the farm in question is mapped effectively and accurately. The service is suitable for any and every farm.

Farm mapping can be used for many purposes, including:

  • To fax contractors with requirements or consultants with proposals for consideration
  • To show stock water lines, irrigation lines, risers, taps, etc.
  • They can build paddock histories for stock and crop rotation
  • They may be used to control contractor charges
  • They can help describe farm areas to visitors and employees
  • Farm mapping can assist in financial planning
  • They are useful in day to day planning
  • They can show which paddocks are closed for fodder
  • To indicate switches for electric fences, danger areas such as ditches, slips etc.
  • They may be used for local government dealings and grant applications
  • They help plan irrigation including centre pivots
  • They help with new development planning
  • They help to determine the actual value of farms

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