Creating Farm Maps Using GIS Software

CAFF invites you to a free tutorial that will introduce the mapping capabilities of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS. Using georeferenced data and aerial images, we will cover how to use GIS software to map farms, organize data, and plan the layout of crop beds and other farm features.

Video link: 

Learning Objectives:

  • What is GIS?
  • Accessing and Uploading GIS Data
  • Digitizing Farm Features
  • Crop Planning
  • Adding Attribute Data
  • Advanced Uses of GIS

Tutorial guide can be viewed hereEspanolEsquema del Seminario Web de CAFF SIG (Sistema de información geográfica)

Slides are available to view here.

About the Small Farm Tech Hub

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) has launched a new program called the Small Farm Tech Hub which is providing free support & resources to small scale farmers, food hubs, and farmers markets operating out of California. Support services include identifying ways to leverage web-based technologies such as e-commerce, social media, online marketing, and more in order to help farm businesses pivot to pandemic disruptions or to embrace longer-term consumer purchasing trends. 1-on-1 consultations are available to farm businesses operating in CA. Tech Hub team members are standing by to support you on your technology needs. Learn more by visiting

Submit a request form at or email