Producers to learn how to improve property planning at new GPS workshops
Tuesday, 19 May 2015

AgForce Projects will deliver its first run of new GPS Essentials workshops to producers in Central Queensland this June.

These new workshops will provide producers the opportunity to learn how to use their GPS to improve property planning, monitor changes on property and ensure property maps are accurate on the ground.

AgForce Projects GIS technical officer Noel Brinsmead said the workshops are vital for any producers already using a GPS to learn how to use them efficiently, but also suited producers that were looking to purchase a GPS and use it on property.

“We will also show producers how to set up a handheld GPS device correctly, work with waypoints and tracks, and use it for general navigation,” he said.

“Landholders will also have the chance to work out how to calculate paddock areas and accurately measure distances, including over undulating ground.”

Mr Brinsmead said landholders will learn how to capture property information with a GPS and transfer it into their computer mapping program which will help them keep a comprehensive record of property information and production history.

The workshops are being held in:
  • Miriam Vale – Tuesday 16 June
  • Biloela – Wednesday 17 June
  • Mt Larcom – Thursday 18 June
The workshops are $490.00 per person for the full day, with a 50% discount for additional attendees from the same enterprise. Participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit ‘Use handheld e-business tools’ which will go towards a Certificate III in Agriculture.
 
Visit www.agforceprojects.org.au to register or call 3238 6048.

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