Welcome to the NRM Spatial Hub
The Hub brings together the world’s latest mapping and imagery technology to provide a simple web-based tool to allow Australia’s rangelands to be managed more profitably and sustainably.
The Hub combines the latest geospatial mapping technologies with time-series satellite remote sensing of ground cover, in a way that’s never been available before.
For the first time, the sheep and beef industries will be able to use and compare their own data paddock data with government data in a consistent and interactive way.
The initiative demonstrates how world leading time-series remote sensing of ground cover through an online interface can optimise grazing pressure and land condition, and allow land managers to make better, more informed decisions.
Or if you would like step by step videos, have a look at our Youtube tutorials. There you will find short videos on how to get started, property infrastructure mapping, land type mapping, grazing circle analysis, water infrastructure planning, carrying capacity analysis and Ground Cover Analysis.
Stage one of the Hub formally commenced in April 2014 and was completed in June 2016.
a 2-page summary of stage 1 here.
a comprehensive full report into stage 1 here.
Stage two commenced in July 2016 with support from the Rangelands NRM Alliance regional bodies, the CRC for Spatial Information, Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation, and our stage one collaborators.
The focus of the partnership over the next 12 months (to June 2017) is to consolidate and support the existing service to industry and government stakeholders; extend the service to southern grazing regions; scope future development, and to transition the Hub to a self-sustaining service to industry.
a fact sheet about how we intend to build a sustainable industry service in stage 2 here.
However, this technology is still in its infancy, and as we learn about the new ways that it can be applied, we will continue to make decisions about the best prospects for its application.
To learn more about the technologies underpinning it – please click on the links below.