EASY & FAST SERVICE
Ballance have partnered nationally with one mapping provider, GPS-it, which enables us to deliver a cost-competitive, accurate and fast mapping service.
GPS-it started providing mapping services to customers back in 1998. 19 years of mapping has provided GPS-it with a wealth of knowledge and are the industry experts.
Your local Ballance Nutrient Specialist will guide you through the decision-making and ordering process and provide on the spot quotes. Once the map order is placed, a GPS-it representative will be in touch within 7 working days to arrange the data capture.
You can expect a draft map to review within 30 working days of the map order being placed.
Simple pricing approach based on your farms location, hectares and mapped areas.
Once the map is produced, farmers will receive a PDF farm map via email.
If you would like whiteboards, physical maps and pads these are available to order.
RIGHTS TO THE DATA
With the Ballance Mapping Service, your farm data captured remains your property and can be used by you for other activities.
MAP CREATION PROCESS
The journey to accuracy starts with data capture out in the field, followed by map generation back at GPS-it.
Data capture for Aerial maps is generally done by plane but in some cases, GPS-it will use a UAV/drone. Once the farm has been flown, a Surveyor from the GPS-it team will call you to confirm a time they can come on farm to take some reference points.
Data capture for a GPS maps requires GPS-Surveyors on farm to take survey points along fence lines, races and drains.
You will be sent a draft map to verify the accuracy, make any changes, add paddock names or numbers and add specific features.
Once you have signed off the final version of your map, GPS-it will email you your farm map in PDF format and organise the despatch of your consumables. The map file is retained on file for continued data maintenance.
For Ballance customers, having an accurate farm map in your MyBallance account ensures you have the highest degree of functionality and experience on the MyBallance platform. It allows you to engage with Precision Farming to improve your nutrient use efficiency and management.
- Order from your farm map (by paddock or block) and the fertiliser required will be automatically calculated based off the accurate hectares of the area
- Accurate surface area measurements of blocks
- Health & Safety hazards can be marked on your farm map
- Create fertiliser exclusion zones
- Proof of application – where using Precision or Tracmap technology, or create manual proof of application
MAKE THE STEP CHANGE TO AN ACCURATE FARM MAP TODAY
Contact your Nutrient Specialist or call Ballance on 0800 222 090
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