Mun­dub­bera work­shop shown new map­ping tool

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - MADE­LINE GRACE

LEARN­ING how to ac­cu­rately lay out fences and pipe­lines, plot wa­ter­ing points, and mea­sure and plan pad­docks were just a hand­ful of the ar­ray of skill land­hold­ers ac­quired dur­ing a re­cent work­shop in Mun­dub­bera.

The work­shop, de­liv­ered by the Bur­nett Mary Re­gional Group and hosted by Cen­tral Bur­nett Land­care, stepped par­tic­i­pants through some prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tions of­fered by the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s on­line map­ping tool, Queens­land Globe.

Work­shop trainer, BMRG’s graz­ing ex­ten­sion of­fi­cer Ryan Trott, said the work­shop was one of sev­eral through­out the re­gion in the past 12 months which have proven to be pop­u­lar with land­hold­ers.

“Ac­cu­rate prop­erty maps with cur­rent, rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion are an in­valu­able re­source,” Mr Trott said.

“And a free, in­ter­ac­tive tool such as Queens­land Globe should be part of ev­ery land man­ager’s tool kit.”

Queens­land Globe of­fers pub­lic ac­cess to a range of maps, im­agery and spa­tial data such as veg­e­ta­tion, soil and land types.

When com­bined with on­farm knowl­edge of graz­ing and crop­ping re­quire­ments, Mr Trott said, an ac­cu­rate prop­erty map fa­cil­i­tated more ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient farm­ing prac­tices.

All par­tic­i­pants ap­pre­ci­ated the sim­ple step-by-step ap­proach of the work­shop and can ac­cess in­for­ma­tion they need.

The work­shop was jointly funded through the Foun­da­tion for Ru­ral and Re­gional Re­newal and the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Land­care Pro­gram.

Pic­ture: Con­trib­uted

MAP­PING MAGIC: All of the par­tic­i­pants from the Mun­dub­bera Map­ping Work­shop.

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