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Where to place buildings...roads...water harvesting? Hiring a land surveyor to answer these questions could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000 or more. But with 10 layers of geospatial data targeted to permaculture design, plus in-depth training, the Contour Map Generator’s Comprehensive mapping package gives you all the tools you need to develop the property of your dreams - for as little as $169* CAD.

* or just $19 for the Basic mapping package
View Instructions

Step 1:

Outline Area Tool
Select desired area on map
Click on the "Outline Area" button Outline Area Tool in the map below on the area you wish to map. If you would like to restart, click on the "Bin It" button Trash Icon to start over. It is advised that you draw a square that is bigger than your property in order to understand water and energy flows with your surroundings. Should you need to edit your square, use the "Edit" button Edit Icon and click on the "Preview" button to see your updated map.

Step 2:

Preview Icon
Preview contour map
Choose your unit of measurement (meters, feet) that you wish your output to be in. Then choose a contour interval appropriate for the property you are mapping. We recommend starting with a 1m - 2m (3ft - 6ft) contour interval. Please note that if you purchase just the contour map, that this user defined contour interval is what you will receive. Purchasers of the comprehensive map bundle are given contours at 7 intervals. Click the "Preview" button Preview Icon before proceeding to step 3.

Step 3:

Generate Icon
Generate Google Earth File
Click on the "Generate" button, Generate Icon and you will receive an email confirming the mapping package you chose, according to your payment option.

As a reminder, the comprehensive map bundle includes all of the layers, whilst the contour map includes only the user defined contours. With an expedited purchase, you can expect your map within a couple of hours after payment is received; with standard delivery you can expect your map within 24 hours.

Step 4:

Check out our free online training
While you're waiting for your map to be generated and sent to you, take the time to check out the complimentary course. There, you will learn the ins-and-outs of your new comprehensive mapping package and more.

In the free tutorial, we go over the basic tools of Google Earth Pro and how to use those tools to optimize the design of your property. What's more is we go over the entire suite of layers offered in the comprehensive mapping bundle in detail so you can be sure to get the most out of your new map.
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Included in the comprehensive mapping package is:

  • Elevation:
    identifies the high and low points
  • Contours:
    shows the flow between hills, valleys, ridges and depressions
  • Hillshade + Colored Hillshade:
    shows your property map in virtual 3D
  • Aspect + Parted Aspect:
    shows North, East, West and/or South facing slopes to identify sunlight exposure, precipitation, temperature variations, microclimate, and soil quality
  • Slope Angle + Parted Slope Angle:
    helps determine the best use for each area, from forestry to crops to construction
  • Slope Direction:
    shows the flow of water and air, and identifying diurnal warm or cold microclimates)
  • Local Drainage Network:
    locates drainage networks and watersheds, indicating where to place swales, ponds, and water harvesting features
  • Greater Water Catchment:
    shows the larger scale watershed in which your property is located, including major rivers and tributary networks
  • Free online training:
    over two hours of comprehensive training so you can get the most out of your map
View Description

Since 2019, farmers, ranchers, land designers and developers have been turning to Verge Permaculture’s Contour Map Generator for quick, affordable and user-friendly maps that can be imported to Google Earth Pro for real-world understanding of a property.

But to design a permaculture farm that makes the most of every sunny slope, valley, and microclimate – or a solar-powered green-building development where water is an asset, not a threat – that takes a whole new level of topographic data...

The solution? The latest expansion of the Contour Map Generator: the Comprehensive Map Bundle!

With nine new overlays added to your basic map, the Comprehensive Map Bundle goes beyond mere contours and into advanced topography to give you easy-to-use, key data for placing water features, access, and structures...without spending a fortune in surveyor's fees.

Like the Basic Contour Map Generator, the Comprehensive Map Bundle uses Google Earth Pro – and adds unique topographic features to answer all your complex questions about your property: where to place stormwater management or water harvesting features... build a passive-solar home… locate a driveway… even where to plant a food forest or specialty crop!

But that’s not all...the CMG easily integrates with Android or iOS third-party apps that generate KML files to put into Google Earth Pro to let you amend your maps as you walk, marking trails or wetlands, and planning areas for development!

To get this level of interactive design detail, you would normally need to spend thousands on surveyors’ fees, or fumble for hours with complex online tools that may only give you some of the information you need.

But the Comprehensive Map Bundle begins with the same easy setup that users know and love on the Contour Map Generator. Just select the area you want to view, create the map with the click of a button, and generate the KML file to import to Google Earth Pro. Then, select the product you want:

The Basic Contour Map or The Comprehensive Map Bundle

For both the Basic and Comprehensive maps, you can opt to have the KML file expedited, or sent to you within 24 hours for extra savings. And both come with free online training to get you up to speed quickly.

When you’re planning a high-performance property, you need a mapping system that’s built to answer your questions...at one-tenth or less of what you would spend on surveyors’ fees! Just click on the 'View Instructions' tab above the map to get started...