Contour maps are an extremely useful tool in designing a permaculture property, as they can help you determine where to place water capturing structures such as swales or ponds, potential frost pocket locations, and ideal locations for access or structures. By showing lines of constant elevation, contour maps can represent the changes in elevation of a landscape with a 2D image. Using high resolution LiDAR data showing the topography of New Brunswick, we can convert this raw LiDAR data into a contour map of your property.
We provide 2 mapping packages to better suit your needs. If you only need the contour map for your project, we can provide a KMZ file (for viewing in the free downloadable Google Earth Pro) for only $30. But if you need elevation, aspect, slope, flow, drainage, and watershed data, we provide a complete mapping package as detailed below.
|Features||Basic Mapping Package||Complete Mapping Package|
|Elevation & Parted Elevation||✔|
|Elevation & Parted Elevation (ground only)||✔|
|Aspect & Parted Aspect||✔|
|Slope & Parted Slope||✔|
|Local & Greater Watersheds||✔|
|Price||$60 + tax||$200 + tax|
To get started, just email us the address of the property and which mapping package you’d like!
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