MAKE YOUR MAP
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 he had been delivering mapping workshops for more than a decade and had never seen interest as high as it was now, with waiting lists established in some areas.
“The all day workshops allow producers to start mapping their property, demonstrate how to link a handheld GPS to the computer map, attach photos and learn how to look at a property in 3D to determine slope lengths and flood modelling,” he said.
The next computer property mapping workshops are: Cunnamulla, October 23, 8.30am- 4pm and Morven, October 25, 8.30am4pm.