The first requirement to the development of a Managed Forest Plan is to locate and map the property. I need to provide the history of the property and how the property relates to the surrounding landscape. Being a cartographer, I got worked into a lather trying to locate pertinent geographical data and up-to-date maps of the area and our property in particular. Without any GIS software, I am limited to a cut and paste amalgam of found web objects.
My favorite so far… I’ve drawn the property line and it shows the driveways, buildings and contours.