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    Default Best option for GIS/GPS newbie?

    I would like to map out the variuos maple lines I use on my property. I do have drone puctures of most of my property, but don't know if they have gps data imbedded. The tubing is not visible in the drone shots.
    The only tools I really have are my iphone and a laptop. What I would really like to do is be able to superimpose my tubing lines and tap locationson either google maps or my drone images. I have a small operation, only 120 taps.

    Any thoughts?
    Dave
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    I use huntstand app for mapping distances and you can also see property boundries and who owns what. It was 10$ but very worth it. I believe there are other hunting apps also

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    I mapped our lines on google earth after recording them with my Garmin GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainebackswoodssyrup View Post
    I mapped our lines on google earth after recording them with my Garmin GPS.
    Which Garmin GPS do you use?
    King 2x6 with Steam-Away
    16x34 Sugarhouse
    450 on Vac
    12 Buckets (for the "tradition")

    http://s915.photobucket.com/albums/a...on101/Sugarin/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradWilson View Post
    Which Garmin GPS do you use?
    I have a few but those ones were done with my Rino 650t.
    270 taps on 2 Shurflo's, 31 taps on 3/16" and 229 taps on gravity. 530 in all
    Mountain Maple S3 controller for 145 of the vacuum taps
    2x6 Darveau Mystique Oil Fired Evaporator w/ Smoky Lake Simplicity Auto Draw
    Wesfab 7” filter press
    IBC totes in the woods, 800 Gallon CDL bulk tank at the shack

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    My company (not my maple business) has a professional grade drone for surveying and construction monitoring, including a software system called Propeller (https://www.propelleraero.com/) which is the key to processing the photo images. Unfortunately, Propeller costs around $9,000 per year. But it does very cool stuff.
    Ken
    Ken & Sherry
    Williston, VT
    16x34 Sugarhouse
    1,500 taps on high vacuum, Electric Releaser & CDL Sap Lifter
    Wood-Fired Leader 30"x10' Vortex Arch & Max Raised Flue with Rev Syrup Pan & CDL1200 RO
    https://www.facebook.com/pumpkinhillmaple/

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    I use my Garmin GPS to map trees. (Alpha 200i just because its what I use running dogs) You can then use basecamp and export them into Google Earth. I like this method because I can have satellite view along with topographical if I choose. I also laid my lines out in google and exported the tracks back to the GPS. I have a photo of the results, but the uploader is struggling again.
    2018 - 20 Taps on 3/16, Barrel evaporator with 2 steam pans. Unknown amount.
    2019 - Nothing
    2020 - 30 Taps on Shurflo, 30 taps on 3/16, 2x5 oil tank evaporator, 11 Gallons.
    2021 - 35 Taps on Shurflo, 11 buckets, RB10 RO Bucket, 2x3XL Mason Evaporator. 4 gallons
    2022 - 110 Taps on Shurflo, 77 taps on 3/16 gravity, 13 buckets to hit 200, Upgrade to RB15 RO Bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwade2005 View Post
    I have a photo of the results, but the uploader is struggling again.
    Use www.imgur.com or www.imgbb.com to show pictures.
    2015 - 8 buckets, 332L sap, 8.5L syrup - Barrel evaporator, 2 steam pans
    2016 - 8 buckets, 432L sap
    2017 - 10 bags, 470L sap, 9L syrup
    2018 - 20 bags, 1050L sap, 17.6L syrup
    2019 - 20 bags, 970L sap, 22.2L syrup
    2020 - 17 bags, 813L sap, 17L syrup

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