‘Mapping Technology for Graziers’ by ABC Rural Reporter Marty McCarthy – 31/8/15

NRM Spatial Hub Program Manager Phil Tickle spoke with ABC Rural Reporter Marty McCarthy in late August, 2015 about the upcoming roll-out of out of the Hub’s Online Property, Planning and Information System (OPPIS).

Trial technology that can aid farmers in drought-proofing their properties and boosting their carrying capacity, will soon be available to rangeland graziers, throughout Australia.

The technology will make government data; such as satellite imagery, available to farmers to help them with ground cover analysis, infrastructure planning, and identifying erosion.

Called the NRM Spatial Hub, the software is being produced by the Rangeland Natural Resource Management Alliance, with funding from federal and state governments and Meat and Livestock Australia.

Although the expected release date is not until 2016, program manager Phil Tickle said more than 200 registered properties will get access to the “game changing” technology next month.

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The NRM Spatial Hub project is supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and other significant cash and in-kind support from Meat and Livestock Australia and other partners, including:

The Rangelands Alliance members comprising of 14 NRM Regional Bodies; the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI); the Queensland Remote Sensing Centre, the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the NT Departments of Primary Industries and Land Resource Management, and multiple other organisations across Australia.