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What is the NRM Spatial Hub?

The NRM Spatial Information Hub is providing rangelands managers– from property managers to NRM bodies – with the online systems, tools, data, and skills to improve productivity, land condition and conservation outcomes at the property, regional and national scales.

Users will gain secure on-line access to spatial data over their land, such as high resolution and innovative time series satellite imagery products, as well as tools to analyse land condition, water access and plan infrastructure. They will also have the ability to capture supporting information in the field, using hand held devices such as GPS and smart phones.

The Hub is a central element of the 15 year blueprint of the national Rangeland NRM Alliance’s Australian Rangelands Initiative.

Stage 1 of The Hub formally commenced in April 2014 and is funded until March 2016, with plans to take the system into long-term operation in mid-2016.

For further information visit the NRM Spatial Hub website to access land manager case studies from Queensland and New South Wales and more.

All infrastructure data (eg internal waterpoints, tracks etc.) for the pilot properties was provided by the SA Government; any updates to this information by the properties are provided back to the SA Government through The Hub. However, specific property planning and management information (eg economic and sales data) is “private and confidential” and access is at the complete discretion of landholders.

Australian Government, Meat and Livestock Australia, Rangeland NRM Alliance, Pastoral Board, SAAL NRM Board, DEWNR, Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information; and multiple other organisations across Australia


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Our Partners

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.