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Hey all!
I am looking for a free computer program, app, or website that will allow me to map out my homestead virtually. Im looking for it to have a satellite image as a base and then the ability to make shaded areas of different colours to represent the pigs, chickens, garden etc. Ideally it will also show the size of those sections by acre or sqf. Im sure there are complex systems but i only need it for a few acres around my little homestead.

Also any good quality satellite image sites that will allow me to track what my property looks like over the seasons and my development?

Thanks in advance!
 
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In the US, many counties have GIS websites that might give you a good source to snarf up base images. At my place, they do new fly-overs every 2-3 years (so not every season), but it's still fun to see how things change.
 
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derek kal wrote:Hey all!
I am looking for a free computer program, app, or website that will allow me to map out my homestead virtually. Im looking for it to have a satellite image as a base and then the ability to make shaded areas of different colours to represent the pigs, chickens, garden etc. Ideally it will also show the size of those sections by acre or sqf. Im sure there are complex systems but i only need it for a few acres around my little homestead.

Also any good quality satellite image sites that will allow me to track what my property looks like over the seasons and my development?

Thanks in advance!



Google Earth. Should let you do all of that. I used it for my permaculture design certificate map drawing.
 
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