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AppQuest: AGRIplot

Agriplot is a neat little app that allows you to mark points on a virtual map and then calculate the acreage inside that plotted area.

You can also measure the distance between these two points. These plots can then be emailed whoever might need this information.

To start a new plot you can either search to a location or get the app to zoom in to your current location. You are then symbolized by a little blue pin on the map.

There are three different types of map view to choose from in the setting box. The satellite view gives the detailed satellite imagery, the map view shows the map in animated mode and the hybrid view shows most things in imagery but some things such as roads are animated.

From there all you need to do is walk around the area you would like to plot or measure and drop boundary pins in the needed areas. There are also interest pins that can be dropped in case you want to make a note about something like a rock or a water run.

You can take a picture and add it to any of these pin markers for future reference. All the necessary GPS information is also supplied for these points. You can use this app for agricultural purposes or just plotting out landscaping changes in your yard. This is a great app and I am definitely glad I can keep the measuring wheel on a stick in the closet from now on.

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