IMAGERY + 3D TERRAIN MODEL + TOPO CONTOURS
The blending of these three features is a game-changer, and you can only get it here.
The TerraImage Advantage
Standard imagery from online viewers and apps will show you a flat picture of the Earth, where timber, fields, roads, and buildings are distinguishable. Seeing land cover is an important first step for understanding an area, but seeing terrain structure under those features is vital to truly learning the land. Our ability to seamlessly blend these two layers makes the natural lay of the land jump right out at you. We call this the TerraImage™, which is a feature that (among many others) sets our maps apart from anything else. Beware of imposters, we are the pioneers of this technology.
3D-LIKE Topo Maps
For years we've heard the experts tell you to acquire an aerial photo AND a topo map to scout. Cross-referencing these two types of maps served as the only way to understand land cover and elevation change of a certain area. As we continue to lead the market for custom land maps, we are excited to now offer the ability to overlay detailed topo contour lines on any map.
This hybrid feature becomes the ultimate compliment to our TerraImageTM. Although you can easily see the topography on your property with our 3D terrain model, adding topo contours will change the game. Throw away that outdated topo map that is probably zoomed way too far out for your needs, and hone in on the only map you ever need.
We create two different delineations with the topo contours. With layers at large (typically 20 foot) and small increments (typically 5 foot) you can clearly see drastic and subtle elevation changes while exploring the fine detail of every crevice of your hunting property. This can lead to you undiscovered areas and better opportunities to encounter a big mature whitetail, or stubborn old gobbler.
In addition to the topo contours, our maps now come standard with an acreage grid, which allows you to easily measure any area of the land. This feature can give you an understanding of size for when you want to plan future habitat enhancement efforts—one of the four pillars of Quality Deer Management —such as additional food sources or better cover for fawns. Or you can use it in tandem with trail cameras to scientifically monitor your herd—another pillar of QDMA. An acreage grid layer, used along with all other features that we offer, makes for a no-brainer piece of gear to add to your arsenal.
What size map is best for me?
The question of "What size should I get" is asked often. There are three factors that go into answering this question: 1). How large is the primary area you want to see, 2.) How much does the land around that property matter to you, and 3). How much wall space you have available. The latter is self explanatory, but we'll dive into the first two factors more in the section below.
If maximizing the detail of your property is the most important to you--by zooming in as far as possible so your ground takes up the majority of the map--then the table below shows the suggested minimum acreages for each map size. It's important to note that each property shape is different, and these are simply starting points to understand what size is best.
10 x 15: 40 acres or more
15 x 22: 80 acres or more
20 x 30: 160 acres or more
30 x 45: 640 acres or more
40 x 60: 1,000 acres or more
The graphics below represent an estimate of how far we can zoom in for a given sized property, and still maintain the best resolution possible. The example graphic shows a 60 acre property and how that land would fit on each of our sizes. Scenario 1: If you only wanted to see mainly that 60 acres, then you would want to go with either the 10 x 15 or 15 x 22 size. Scenario 2: If you wanted to see more of the neighboring property, then you would want to select the 20 x 30, 30 x 45, or 40 x 60.
Land Management Features
We can overlay hunting, habitat, or ranching features to your map. We've developed a color style and symbol set that is optimized for vivid display to professionally showcase all kinds of features that would matter to you such as food plots, pastures, internal trails, timber improvement, water holes, etc. This customization is a necessity for any hunting club or habitat manager that needs to see additional information along with the land cover and topography.
Our Maps are Superior For
For the hunter, we arm you with the best tool to make the decisions for successful entry, hunt, and exit strategies. The TerraImage™ unveils the terrain features that hunters look for, including benches, creek bottoms, ditches, draws, funnels, ridges, saddles, and valleys. You will have a better understanding of how the land is oriented, how animals move between bedding and feeding areas, how the wind plays out at different locations, and which routes are best to enter and exit undetected.
For the landowner, we give you a blueprint to make important decisions for improving habitat. Reminisce about cherished memories, and strategize for future dreams of thick bedding areas, lush food plots, and hardwood stands. Owning a slice of this great country is the original American dream, and we take great pride in mapping our clients' hallowed ground.
For the land professional, we provide you with a superior tool for your real estate career. Marketing your listings with a HUNTERRA® map will deliver an invaluable impression to a potential buyer. You can show up with a low-res screenshot printed on inferior paper, or you can come armed with an incredible Field Map™ or Mobile Map™ that will help tell the property's true story. Seal the deal with a big, beautiful Magna Map™ or Poster Map™ as a gift on closing day, and this will turn into word-of-mouth advertising for you long down the road.