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Ideal Drainage Mapping for Ditch Assist Users

Ready-made Drainage Layer for Optimal Water Management: Download your Flow Maps from our Self-Service Portal and easily Import into Ditch Assist

Now Available for most areas in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and North Dakota

We are currently working on other regions – check back soon

Exclusive Offer: Unlock Unbeatable ROI with Complimentary Access to Ideal Drainage Mapping — Only for Ditch Assist Owners!

Ideal Drainage Maps

What They Are & How to Use Them

We’ve Created Optimal Drainage Paths Derived from LiDAR and Satellite Data for over 100 Million Acres!

Use them to Understand Water Movement and Guide Drain Placements for Efficient Water Management

Self-Serve Portal to Download Data for Your Fields. Easily Load into Ditch Assist for In-Field Guidance

Learn More About Ideal Ditch Mapping: Watch These Informative Videos, Understand the Limitations, and Master IDM Data Download onto Your Tablet

Current Coverage Area

See the latest Ideal Drainage Coverage Map


Use Ditch Assist with Ideal Drainage Mapping for Ultimate Results

Frustrated with trying to figure where to make your drains? Ditch Assist and Ideal Drainage Mapping can streamline the whole process. Ideal Drainage Mapping gives you a detailed understanding of how water moves across your fields – beyond what you can see with the naked eye. Load this info into Ditch Assist then use it to guide your drainage work with increased accuracy. You’ll get better results and less wasted effort moving dirt where it won’t be so effective.




Complementary Access for Ditch Assist Owners

Ditch Assist Owners Get Complementary Access  to One Available Region

As a valued Ditch Assist System Owner, you gain complimentary access to your region-specific self-service portal. Within this environment, you can download Ideal Drainage Mapping data for all your fields at no extra charge. This exceptional offer is available exclusively to Ditch Assist Owners.

Sign Up for Complimentary Access to Ideal Drainage Maps Here

Located on sticker on back of module, begins with JCA-
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Dealer Name, Location
IMPORTANT: Check your email (including Bulk and Spam folders) for a message from 'The Mango Team' with instructions on how to activate your account access. Please allow 2 business days while we process your application before contacting us if you don't receive an email
Nearest major Town or City & Province/State
Verified owners of Ditch Assist receive free access to one available Ideal Drainage Map Portal. If you farm across borders you may select two portals and we will verify with your dealer before granting access.
We may not be able to fulfill every request but we do value your feedback, which greatly influences future Ditch Assist updates and features.
1. The data is provided "as-is" without warranties, guarantees, or representations of any kind, either express or implied.
2. The user assumes full responsibility for any decisions made based on this data. Northern Plains Drainage Systems and any associated persons or entities accept no liability or responsibility for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the data, or for any loss or damage arising from its use.
3. Uninterrupted access to the data portal is not guaranteed and may be affected by factors beyond our control.
4. Free access to the portal for Ditch Assist owners is granted for a 12-month period only. Beyond this period, we reserve the right to continue, terminate, or charge for access at our sole discretion.
5. Users with complementary access may use data exclusively for lands they own or farm. Data concerning lands not owned by the user cannot be sold, shared, or given to third parties, even as screenshots, whether for free or payment. We actively monitor usage and social media for violations. Breaches will prompt action to protect our intellectual property rights.

Data Privacy Notice:

We value and respect your privacy.

Data Collection: When you sign up, we collect personal data such as your name, email address, and other relevant details. This information is crucial for providing you with access to our portal and tailoring our services to your needs.

Purpose: We use this data solely for the purpose of providing, enhancing, and personalising your experience on our portal. We do not sell, rent, or share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Data Protection: We implement robust security measures to ensure that your data is protected from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration.

Your Rights: You have the right to request access to, modification of, or deletion of your personal data held by us. Should you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions regarding your data, please contact our support team.

Changes to this Notice: We may update this privacy notice from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We recommend reviewing it regularly.

By signing up and using our portal, you acknowledge and agree to our data processing as described in this notice.

How to use Ideal Drainage Maps with Ditch Assist

Once you receive your activation invite email follow these simple instructions to source Ideal Drainage Map Layers and load them into Ditch Assist as reference map layers that you can follow while using Ditch Assist

1. Complete Your Signup

Click the link in the email to Accept the Invitation and set a password you will remember – you’ll need this to access the map portal!

In future, navigate to https://mangomap.com/npds/sign-in and sign in with your email and password

Open the Map Portal you have access to

2. Locate Field(s) & Export Data

Zoom and pan or use the Search tool to search by land location to locate your field(s).

  1. Use the Query Tool polygon selector to draw around the field or area of interest. Be sure to click the first point again to complete the drawing.
  2. Click Get Results / Next
  3. Download the results in KML format

3. Import into Ditch Assist

Save the kml file to your Android tablet. The easiest way is to email it to yourself, open the email on your tablet, then save the attachment to your Downloads folder

  1. In the Ditch Assist App, click on Manage Layers > Add > KML file
  2. Navigate to the location your saved the kml file and select it
  3. Tap your tablet’s Back Button to return to the map screen and view your drainage route guidance



If you use your tablet to access the map portal and download map layers directly onto your device, the kml files may not load (they’ll be greyed out). In this case, use a File Manager app to rename the downloaded file so that it ends in .kml rather than .xml (Android seems to add this to the fiel name on some devices). Then you should be able to load the layer into Ditch Assist


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