Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Map making

Old 12-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 80
Default Map making

I am trying to find a way to make a map of our property. I'd like it to show our property lines, tree stands, blind locations, food plots, and maybe even trail cameras. I can save the coordinates of the stands in my GPS, so that part is figured out. Not sure how i'd include the property lines. I would prefer it to be as an aerial view like on google maps, so it can show the trees/cover. I'd also like to be able to print the map off as use it as a reference. Any help would be appreciated.
TheDudeAbides is offline  
Old 12-30-2013, 07:13 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019

Go to Google Earth and right to your property with the overhead view and you can see all the landscape, any buildings, etc. You'll have to read how to mark all your spots, draw lines to designate your property boundaries, etc. and you should be able to make and save/print when you're done. I can hone right in on my property up near Kalkaska and you can see all the buildings, roads, etc. You can do the same to see your house.
Topgun 3006 is offline  
Old 12-30-2013, 07:22 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 9,227

Use Google Earth and zoom in on your property. Then capture it on a screen shot and cut and paste it to power point. Power point will allow you to lay out lines for the property boundaries and you can use just about any icon you want to label the rest the stuff.

There is also a program called Falcon View that the military uses. It is an unclassified program that you can lay out lat/long or military grid system. Like power point it will allow you to lay out lines for the boundaries and it also has a lot of icons to use for other items. Once you build you "map" it can be saved or downloaded onto just about anything you want.
flags is offline  
Old 12-30-2013, 08:39 AM
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 75

Great info
Ferguson Outfitters is offline  
Old 12-30-2013, 09:33 AM
Nontypical Buck
Lunkerdog's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 2,529

I'll have to check out Falcon View... If you can get what you want from a free program that's the way to go. If Falcon View doesn't offer what yer looking for you can check out this program.

Outdoor Tracker Systems - HuntLINX: Managing for Success
Lunkerdog is offline  
Old 12-31-2013, 04:08 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Farmville, NC
Posts: 109

Look to see if your county planning department has an online parcel service. It will provide you with a satellite view and can be layered to show creeks, roads and property lines.
Patrick Eubanks is offline  
Old 12-31-2013, 04:26 AM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6

I'll answer the OP's question in reverse.

1. To get a custom print of an aerial, topo or combination of both, go to MyTopo. They are often mentioned in threads when someone asks about getting a printed map.

To get your stand locations, property lines, etc on that map you need to put that data into a GPX file and then upload that GPX file to MyTopo.

To get your property lines to appear the way you want on the print the coordinates for your corners have to be a "route" in the GPX file and not waypoints.

If you need help getting approximate coordinates for your property corners, check out http://www.propertylinemaps.com/
Full disclosure time: I am the owner and developer of this service.

Within the next couple of weeks I'll be talking to my contact at MyTopo about how their service of making custom prints and my service of producing online property line maps and GPX files can better work together.

Jelf is offline  
Old 12-31-2013, 11:05 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 8,019

That sounds pretty cool Jelf and I hope you can work things out with them. Good luck!
Topgun 3006 is offline  
Old 01-01-2014, 04:05 AM
Nontypical Buck
crokit's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: elmira ny
Posts: 1,676

[quote=Patrick Eubanks;4112510]Look to see if your county planning department has an online parcel service. It will provide you with a satellite view and can be layered to show creeks, roads and property lines.[/quote

I've done that, and it is fantastic.
crokit is offline  
Old 01-02-2014, 12:27 AM
Fork Horn
kenified06's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 114

My county has a web site you can go on and its just like google earth but has everyone's property lines already drawn out with there name, address, amount of land they own, and current tax value. Maybe your county has something like that.. then you can just hit the print screen button on the keyboard then go to paint or wherever and make you a mark where your stands are.
kenified06 is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.