HI-TECH MAPS IN WEST

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QUEENS­LAND farm­ers are em­brac­ing prop­erty com­puter map­ping to boost their busi­nesses and en­sure com­pli­ance with govern­ment reg­u­la­tions.

AgForce GIS tech­ni­cal man­ager Noel Brins­mead said over the past four months, 300 pri­mary pro­duc­ers had at­tended com­puter map­ping work­shops run by AgForce through­out the state, with more planned in Cun­na­mulla and Mor­ven later this month.

“Prop­erty com­puter map­ping is one of the most ef­fec­tive busi­ness tools avail­able to pri­mary pro­duc­ers,” he said.

“It can as­sist with man­ag­ing and plan­ning in­fra­struc­ture like fences and ir­ri­ga­tion lines, mon­i­tor­ing land con­di­tion and can help to re­duce the threat of bush fires.

“An ef­fec­tive prop­erty map can also form part of a biose­cu­rity plan, to en­sure com­pli­ance with veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment reg­u­la­tions and to con­test land val­u­a­tions.”

Mr Brins­mead said in 10 years, he had never seen in­ter­est as high as it was at the mo­ment.

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