gpMapper - Farm Mapping software by FairportgpMapper

 

The mapping engine inside gpMapper is used as the basis of the PAM Mapping Module and our FarmStar program.

To get a complete understanding of the mapping module in PAM and gpMapper, the complete mapping manual can be downloaded here Mapping Manual

Developed from the ground up to perform at speed on today's PC's it has many new features not found in other mapping systems. 

Features such as ...

 LIVE GPS MAPPING
 » Live On Screen Display
 » GPS Offset function (easily map drains, fence lines etc..)
 » Track movement over time or distance
 LAYERS & LAYER MANAGEMENT
 » Using Google Maps as the background imagery - you simply pan to your area and start adding layers over the google map imagery
 » Add unlimited Layers including images if you want to use something other than google maps. (Where to get farm images in Australia)
 » Group layers into an infinite number of Layer Groups
 » Use drag & drop to reorder Layers and Layer groups
 » Use drag & drop to merge Layer contents
 » Individual Layer visibility setting
 » Layers can be locked to stop accidental adjustment
 
VIEW MANAGEMENT
Working with maps is all about locating yourself somewhere and looking at the data. With one click gpMapper will get you exactly where you want to be.

gpMapper utilises a 'View' system. Position yourself at the right spot for a map, with only the layers you want visible selected? Save it as a view. Simple. You can have as many views as you want. Skip from Tasmania to Western Australia, Canada to Mexico with a single mouse click. gpMapper knows exactly what data to load to display the view you selected.
 
 MAP OBJECTS
gpMapper features a full suite of objects that you can add to your map, including Circles, Polygons (or "areas" or "regions"), Rectangles, Lines, Points, Symbols and Text. The print layout also makes other object types such as North Arrows, Scale Bars, Legends and Map Views available which can be sized and relocated. 
'Filled' objects such as Circles, Polygons and Rectangles can be filled using more than just a hatch pattern. Choose from a wide range of textures and colors for a professional looking map.
 
 DATA MANAGEMENT
If you've used mapping system before, you know all about loading and saving individual map files. gpMapper bypasses all that by using a live database to store data. This means that all you have to do is tell gpMapper what area of the world you want to look at, and gpMapper automatically loads any data within that area for you.
 
 
 DATA IMPORT/ EXPORT
 

gpMapper also has a complete map import/export format which supports layer and layer group import/export. gpMapper even provides the facility to export partial sections of your map.

 

Below is main menu options within the PAM Mapping Module. 

Mapping Menu from PAM
 
Below is the "Autogrid" settings screen... one of the many useful utilities in the Fairport farm mapping software module.
AutoGrid
 

 

Where to get Farm Aerial Images (in Australia)

Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales: Take the stress out of your farm map image needs by contacting Peter Harrison who stocks imagery from the various state mapping authorities and can "cut out" your farm image and prepare it for importing into PAM. 

Peter Harrisson 
Farm Mapping Services
PO Box 91
SMITHTON, TAS, 7330
P: (03) 6452 1002
M: (03) 0417-521002
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W: www.farmmappingservices.com

 

Other options: 

New South Wales : Land & Property Information :  http://www.lpi.nsw.gov.au/mapping_and_imagery/aerial_imagery/orthorectified_imagery

South Australia : Mapland : http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/do_it_online/mapland/aerial_photograph

Western Australia : Landgate Phone: 08 9 273 7373 : http://www.landgate.wa.gov.au/corporate.nsf/web/Imagery#

Queensland: Your local Water Catchment Authority or "Mayne Maps" http://maynemaps.com.au

Coogee Commercial Centre
3/83 Mell Road, (PO Box 7041)
Spearwood, Western Australia, 6163

T: +61-8-9 367 5814

F: +61-8-9 367 5823

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W: www.fairport.com.au