Remove the guesswork with mapping
The Maps and Apps workshops aim to help graziers learn how Queensland Globe can assist with property management and planning.
Graziers are provided with the knowledge, skills and tools to produce customised maps of their property to help plan, analyse and monitor their property infrastructure.
Queensland Globe is a free, mobile-friendly tool which allows graziers to zoom in to their property and overlay that image with property-specific information such as water catchments, soil types and terrain.
Its real power is the ability to easily overlay the picture with data layers – ranging from flood mapping lines to vegetation management mapping. Property boundaries, soil types, proximity to local roads, rail lines, water catchments are all available on Queensland Globe, together with detailed location-specific grazing land management, topography, and hundreds of other datasets.
Graziers are able to draw fencelines and water points, measure paddock sizes, calculate elevations, view historical satellite imagery and access vegetation management layers. This provides graziers with the power to make informed decisions with reliable, up-to-date information in one place.
Workshop participants also learn how to use Avenza Maps, a mobile map app that allows users to download maps for offline use on smart phones or tablets. Users can also plot and record information about locations, import and export place marks, measure distance and area, and plot photos.
Register your interest…
The NQ Dry Tropics grazing team developed the Maps and Apps training program, after Burdekin graziers said they needed help to produce property plans. A comprehensive guide has also been developed for landholders to as a resource.
The Maps and Apps workshops have proved to be so popular that we plan to continue running them to meet demand.
To register your interest, or for more information, contact:
NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Field Officer Brad Martin helps to map a property during one of the free workshops.