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How to Make FREE Topograpghic Maps for Permaculture Design

 
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Hey everyone! I recently made a tutorial of how to make your own topo maps for your property and I think this is the place to post it. This will definitely work for people in the United States and Canada. I think maps are available for the whole world but the detail level available will vary.

I know for us, getting some good maps as a starting point to our earthworks and infrastructure planning was important and also frustrating. I hope that this is easy to follow. Questions and feedback is welcome.



It's also important to note that the maps are more detailed than I show in the video. I ended up discovering that after I made the video. If you look carefully you can see that the contour lines are 1m elevation lines which is pretty good.



The program I used to produce the maps can be found here: ArcGIS

Also if you enjoyed this video I would appreciate if you subscribe to my youtube channel. It will help me reach 100 subscribers and secure my custom channel domain name. Currently my channel can be found here: Canadian Renegade
 
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I have been playing with ARCGis some more and I have figured out how to export the maps in very large sizes.

I will be producing a follow up video in the next week or two showing the additional steps needed.
 
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As promised Part 2.

I show how to create a map layout of pretty much any size, add a north arrow and a scale bar.

 
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Subbed! I haven't watched to video yet(at work!!) but I'm looking forward to it. This is great info that can make planning and design easier and faster. Thank you!
 
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