Field mapping with google

Field mapping

photo by Nemo on pixabay

I was trying to use Foursquare to check in to fields. What ended up happening was map editing using Google maps. I thought this was really cool because what I found out was Google added a feature. The feature is the ability to create your own maps.  It  allows you to make your own personal maps and name your fields, so it is another way of field mapping. Now this isn’t the same type of mapping you would get from a yield map, but it is another way of keeping track of your farm.

It made me think again about why young farmers love tech. Think about it. Five to ten years ago we didn’t have the same amount of technology, or the level of technology. It has progressed so quickly.

Let’s get back to field mapping with Google.

What can it be used for?

Here is a list of how new farmers could use field mapping with Google:

  • Identify your fields.
  • Help plan crop rotations.
  • What you planted in the field.
  • What fertilizer you used.
  • When you fertilized.
  • What herbicides you use or shouldn’t use.
  • Keep people apprised of your field status.
  • Embed the map on your website.
  • Directions to a particular field.

Another feature that I didn’t think of personally, but I found here was using the Google maps feature to tell your local co-op which fields to spray. You can do that by giving them directions and emailing them the map.

How to create the map of your farm.

I made a quick video of how to do it.

Can’t see the embedded video, click here.

 

Here is a map that I put a bit more effort into.

 

Do you have any other ideas what you could use this for?

 

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