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Farm Mapping

GPS-it are New Zealand’s farm mapping experts, we’ve been mapping farms since 1998.

Why you need a GPS-it farm map

Experience

At GPS-it we know farms – we’ve been mapping them and farming them for over 20 years. Our field team all come from farming backgrounds, that’s why we know a farm map is the foundation of your entire operation.

Your map adds value across the whole business, from planning to recording, decision support, compliance, health and safety, bench-marking and more.

Return on investment

A GPS-it farm map is an investment that provides immediate and long-lasting returns and will improve your farm’s productivity and support the decisions you make in the paddock every day.

So, make sure you’re getting the very best out of your land by calling New Zealand’s farm mapping specialists today on 0800 247 748 or get a quote here.

A GPS-it farm map will help you

  • accurately measure crop planning and budgeting
  • understand effective area
  • work out your costs vs income per hectare
  • record and track fertiliser applications
  • allocate stock rates and plan and record movement
  • estimating fencing costs and plan paddock rotation
  • comply with health and safety regulations and identify hazards
  • feed budgeting
  • give an accurate record for selling or purchasing land
  • assist with day-to-day farm management and help staff and contractors understand farm layout

What’s captured on your farm map

Different things are important to different farmers so we customise our maps to fit your needs. A GPS-it farm map provides a view of your entire property.

Our standard map features are:

  • effective and non-effective areas
  • paddock sizes and bush blocks
  • wells and bore locations
  • buildings, races and troughs
  • overhead power lines (important for low flying top dressing planes)
  • farm entries and exits
  • fenced waterways and drains
  • electric fence switches

Additional features we can include are:

  • hazards for health and safety plans
  • all types of tracks including vehicle and animal
  • underground water pipes (this information needs to be provided to us)
  • farm planning charts, such as contractor sign in and out, grazing and herd planners and task lists to whiteboards

We map it - then we print it

We have a range of products that we can print your map onto.

Tear-off pads – A4 to A3

Our 100-page tear-off pads are regularly used by management, staff and contractors to give clear instructions and directions.

Banners – A4 to A0

Durable synthetic wall banners that are water and tear-resistant and can be written on with whiteboard markers.

Whiteboards – various sizes

Whiteboards are our most popular item. Your farm map whiteboard provides an easy-to use form of  communication.

The process

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with your farm map, rest assured – your job is in the hands of New Zealand’s farm mapping experts.

Drafting your map

Our GIS technicians use the latest publicly available imagery to draft your map and add in the main features, including paddock sizes and the breakdown of your effective area and non-effective areas.

Making sure you are happy

Once your draft map is ready we’ll ask for your feedback, including any changes or additions and paddock names. When you’re happy we’ll send you a copy of the map and any other items you’ve ordered like whiteboards and map pads.

Sit back and enjoy your map

Knowing that you’re managing your farm effectively - because it’s right in front of you.