Property mapping proving popular with primary producers

Property mapping proving popular with primary producers
Monday, 8 Oct 2018

Queensland farmers are embracing property computer mapping to boost their businesses and ensure compliance with government regulations, AgForce said today.

AgForce GIS Technical Manager Noel Brinsmead said over the past four months, 300 primary producers attended computer mapping workshops AgForce ran throughout Queensland, 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. It can assist with managing and planning infrastructure like fences and irrigation lines, monitoring land condition and can help to reduce the threat of bushfires,” he said.

“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 being held in:
•    Cunnamulla, Tuesday 23 October 2018, 8.30am – 4pm
•    Morven, Thursday 25 October 2018, 8.30am – 4pm


More information, including how to register for the workshops, is available on the ‘Events’ page on AgForce’s website or at bit.ly/CunnamullaMappingWorkshop  and bit.ly/MorvenMappingWorkshop

A photo of a recent computer mapping workshop at Biloela is available via Dropbox at http://bit.ly/2RxatD2

Media Contacts: Scott Whitby 0418 733 102, Sarah Henderson 0427 626 853

Property mapping proving popular with primary producers

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