Two Mile grazier Graham Gordon gets some assistance from Maree Cali, Department of Resources.

Glencoe grazier Bob Harris with Maree Cali of the Department of Resources.

Maps and Apps workshop back for an encore

By popular demand, a Maps and Apps workshop is coming back to Collinsville for a third time. Graziers have identified mapping as a critical planning tool.

The Maps and Apps workshops have provided graziers with the knowledge, skills and tools to produce customised maps of their property to help them plan and analyse their property infrastructure and land resources. 

They learned how to use Queensland Globe and Avenza Maps mobile app to assist with property management and planning. They were able to draw fence lines and water points, measure paddock sizes, calculate elevations, view historical satellite imagery and access vegetation management layers.

Queensland Globe is a free, mobile-friendly tool that allows graziers to zoom in to their property and overlay that image with property-specific information such as land types, soil types and terrain.

The Avenza Maps app can download maps for offline use on smartphones or tablets. Users can plot and record information about locations, import and export place marks, measure distance and area, and plot photos.

The next workshop is being held in Collinsville on Tuesday, 23 August.

The workshops are hosted by the NQ Dry Tropics Landholders Driving Change project and the Herding Change Through Grassroots Recovery project, funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.