The intensive resource mapping delivers up-to-date spatial information and spatial technologies to growers on intensive farming properties in the Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Area (MDWSA). This work aims to enhance and support NRM and develop and improve farm sustainability. This project is delivered as part of the efficient farming program.
The following mapping products are delivered:
i. Farm infrastructure maps. Using on-ground GPS survey and aerial photography, farm layout maps are created using GIS.
ii. Topographic maps. Using a RTK GPS system detailed topographic surveys are conducted to produce detailed topographic maps and topological mapping products..
iii. Land variability maps. Using a dual dipole EM38 and a RTK GPS system, an EC conductivity map is created. A detailed soil survey is conducted and various maps are then created such as soil texture, pH, sodicity and variable rate maps.
iv. Land management practices. Detailed land management practices are captured during mapping surveys and stored in a geodatabase.
v. Soil maps are supplied to growers using the current best available 25K and/or 8K soil mapping.