Getting a Shapefile of your Farm

It's becoming more and more important to have your farm mapped and have a shapefile created. Shapefiles store geospatial data- this includes location, shape, and attributes of geographic features.

Why you might need a Shapefile

A shapefile can assist you in all sorts of ways. Streamline communication with your contractors and get your farm compliant with new guidelines.

N-Cap Reporting - Compatible with Ballance, Ravensdown etc.

Applying for Carbon Credits

Intensive Winter Grazing consent applications

Software integration Eg. TracMap.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Shapefile be printed? No, a shapefile cannot be printed. They are used in software programmes.

What goes on the map? Farm boundary, Paddocks/fence lines, waterways and races.

What information do you need to create a shapefile? We will need: Name, Email, Phone Number, Address of Farm, title names of farm, and the number of paddocks.

What if i already have got a farm map through VizLink? That's great! This could potentially speed up the process for you. But changes could still need to be made in order for your map to intagrate into software.

What if I need to make changes/updates to my map in the future? It's best to talk to your farm consultant for any changes. They might be able to help you themselves or will be able to point you in the right direction of where to go.

What if i have a hand drawn of paper file of my map? This is always a great starting point and we can use this as a reference when working on your farm/shapefile. However, it will have no geospatial data with it and needs to be digitalised to get this.

Can I order printed products such as a Whiteboard or Pads of Maps at the same time? Absolutely! You can order any of our products right away or down the track.

Where to Find Information

N-Cap reporting guidelines can be found here

Contacting your Regional Council regarding N-Cap you can find all of the contact details of your regional Council here

Carbon Credit guidelines can be found here

Intensive Winter Grazing guidelines can be found here