Measuring Paddocks

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minnie
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Measuring Paddocks

Postby minnie » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:18 am

I don't think I've ever put here how we measure our paddocks, and interestingly at the workshop they told everyone to use the same tool. ;) We had a print out of our map with paddocks marked with us, which was funny.

Anyway if you're in NSW the Dept of Lands have an online tool Six Viewer http://lite.maps.nsw.gov.au/ and you put your address in and then look at the tools, there's a measuring one... I'm sure everyone would work it out.

We used it when looking for land to see the council boundries, and other information. We could measure the distance to the sealed roads or other things... handy tool.

As well when looking we used maps.google.com.au to find dams and flashearth.com gave us a better and closer view of properties.
:D
Vicki

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Re: Measuring Paddocks

Postby Mojojo » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:14 pm

there is another excellent aerial photo site too, nearmap.com
Not all areas are covered at high res, but the ones that are... very high resolution! 3/4 of our place is in the hi-re part and the rest is blurry.
They are also updated more often than google maps/earth, and if there are multiple photos you can click on which dated image you want to see.
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minnie
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Re: Measuring Paddocks

Postby minnie » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:49 am

Hi Jo,

I couldn't find me... :(

Vicki


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