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Garmin North Face Backpack Promo

From the 1st of May 2012, purchase a selected Garmin handheld GPS unit from Wheresmycows Farm Mapping and receive a bonus North Face backpack valued at $114!

Bonus backpack offer available with Montana 650t, Oregon 450 or 550, or Dakota 20 GPS unit purchases.

With a large main compartment, front zip accessories pocket, internal organisation sleeve and front criss-cross bungee cords for loose items, this is the ultimate outdoor adventure backpack!

After you have purchased your Garmin handheld GPS unit, simply jump online at www.garminoutdoorredemption.com and fill out the claims form to receive your bonus backpack. Promotion finishes for purchases 5pm NZST on 31st July 2012.

More information and full terms and conditions can be found at www.garminoutdoorredemption.com

New Horizons Region Aerial Imagery Available

New aerial imagery of the Horizons region has just arrived and is available to farmers direct from Wheresmycows.com. The high resolution imagery flown in 2010 can be purchased for only $400 +GST (for up to 1000ha, additional $0.20/ha above that).

Ortho-rectified images can be ordered complete with WMC Map farm mapping software to easily and economically create your own accurate farm maps. Accurate farm maps can help in making well-informed farming decisions and save money by eliminating the costly expense of over-ordering fertiliser and spray.

Wheresmycows.com Farm Mapping are channel partners of Terralink International Limited to supply individual farm photographs directly to farmers. Terralink International has the most extensive ortho-rectified aerial imagery coverage of New Zealand.

If you would like to enquire about the aerial photography available in your area or if you would like to purchase an aerial photograph give the friendly team a call on 0800 GET MAP (0800 438 627).

Company Acquisition Announcement

We are excited to announce that on the 3rd of November 2010 Lindsay International (ANZ) Pty Limited acquired the business of WMC Technology Limited, which included the trading divisions of Precision Irrigation and Wheresmycows.com Farm Mapping.

The company will carry on operating as they have been, continuing to develop cutting edge farm mapping and irrigation products for the benefit of the farming industry. And, as always, will provide the high quality service which our customers have come to expect from us.

Call the team today on 0800 GET MAP (0800 438 627) for any enquires.

Wheresmycows Farm Mapping And Precision Irrigation Take Out Supreme Award

After only 5 years in business, Manawatu based company WMC Technology Limited which encompasses two trading divisions (Wheresmycows.com Farm Mapping and Precision Irrigation) emerged to take out three separate awards at the Manawatu Business Awards, held in Palmerston North on Friday 19 November.

The team's first appearance on stage to accept the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Innovation in the Manawatu Award was shortly followed another appearance to receive the ACC Workplace Safety Award and then at the end of the night, the Westpac Manawatu Supreme Award.

WMC Technology started out as Wheresmycows.com Farm Mapping while directors Stu Bradbury and George Ricketts were studying engineering at Massey University. Since then, the company has grown to employ 7 full time staff (5 of whom studied together at Massey) and has taken on a further two summer students. Wheresmycows.com provides GPS and aerial photography farm mapping solutions to New Zealand, and exports their "Do It Yourself GPS farm Mapping kits" (which include a Garmin handheld GPS and Wheresmycows software) around the globe.

Under the Precision Irrigation banner, the team has engineered a Variable Rate Irrigation system which controls every sprinkler individually on a centre-pivot or lateral move irrigator to combat variability in soil wet and dryness under a machine that would otherwise apply a uniform amount of water everywhere. This control is based on the Wheresmycows.com Farm Mapping software and is becoming popular in New Zealand, as well as being exported to the USA, Australia and South Africa.

Aerial Photography Now More Attainable To Farmers

Drawing your farm map from aerial photography has become even quicker and easier with Terralink International Limited appointing Wheresmycows.com Farm Mapping as channel partners to supply individual farm photographs directly to farmers.

Terralink International has the most extensive orthorectified aerial imagery coverage of New Zealand. New photography is regularly being flown to expand coverage and update the existing photography set.

By being appointed channel partner to Terralink, Wheresmycows.com now have direct access to Terralink™ rural imagery database, meaning they can process aerial photography orders and either send them on CD, or supply for download via email. This means farmers can order digital aerial photography for their current software, or order an image complete with WMC Map farm mapping software to quickly start mapping.

Orthophotos can be easily imported into WMC Map allowing farmers to create accurate farm maps easily and economically. Farm maps created from orthorectified aerial photos are less labour intensive than GPS maps and can help in making well-informed farming decisions, such as:

  • Quickly determining accurate measurements of paddock areas and fence lengths
  • Improved estimates for fertiliser, spraying and irrigation application
  • Better management of stock rotations and feed requirements
  • Accurately determining drainage, irrigation and waterline layouts

www.wheresmycows.com shows when regions of New Zealand were last flown. There is also an option to receive email updates when new photography is available.