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  • #7064

    Brad Cloutier
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    I’m trying to figure out the difference between the free online course and this
    https://www.regenerative.com/online-permaculture-design-certification ? This one costs 249 and the other is free? Is the only difference certification?

    Thanks

    #7065

    vladislav
    Keymaster

    The $249 is the discounted tuition for the certification that goes along with the free course. The course itself is free; DVDs or certification cost money.

    #7169

    Elizabeth
    Participant

    I want to do my design plan on a mostly wooded 40-acre area we own in a temperate climate. How is the best way to get a topographical layout of the land? It is very rural. Were should I start?

    #7170

    vladislav
    Keymaster

    Elizabeth, getting a very good map of current conditions done would literally be the first step (principle 1: observation). Figure out where things are right now, and then start looking at your zones and sectors from there.

    #7899

    Leslie
    Participant

    Check into the Soil Conservation Service in your area – they usually have current topo maps.

    #10435

    Blythe
    Participant

    Another good map, surprisingly (altho not a topo), is from Google Maps. Amazing the detail you can get – and also the perspective of how your place fits into the larger landscape.

    #12583

    plantwomyn
    Participant

    https://www.freemaptools.com/area-calculator.htm

    I use this tool all the time. Enter your address and you can trace your property lines. I check the transparent fill so I can see the topo and satellite map clearly. Then zoom out, hit map and them terrain. So now you have a view of your property lines and the topography. You can then hit start a new area and trace out your topographic features. Then go back to satellite and zoom in. This gives you an overlay of the topo on a birds eye view of your land. cool.
    You can also purchase USGS topo maps @ https://mapserver.mytopo.com

    #12609

    Blythe
    Participant

    @plantwomyn – thanks for this! Was able to use “Grab” on the Mac & save it as a tiff file. Perhaps there is an easier way? Interesting – they recently updated photos of our property. Kind of creepy how much detail you can see!

    #12818

    Ney
    Participant

    @plantwomyn awesome tool! Thanks for the share

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