Grazing Land Management

Farmers to try out world-first spatial hub technology at Broken Hill workshop

Sheep Central October 24, 2016

nrm-spatial-hub-imageLANDHOLDERS still have a chance to try out world-first Natural Resource Management Spatial Hub technology at a workshop at Broken Hill this week.

A workshop on Thursday October 27 is fully enrolled, but there are still a few space available in the Wednesday workshop, the day before. Further workshops could be held depending on interest.

The NRM Spatial Hub is an innovative new land management tool that will enable rangeland managers to efficiently map, plan, analyse and monitor their property infrastructure, land resources and ground cover.

Jasmine Wells from Local Land Services Western Region said for the first time, land managers will be able use and compare their own data with 30 years of NSW Government satellite data in a secure and interactive way.

“In just 30 seconds using the Spatial Hub, it’s possible to analyse and report on seasonal trends in groundcover within a paddock, or across their entire property, for the most recent season and compare it to the last 30 years.”

Local Land Services is hosting the free workshop to showcase technology which has demonstrated significant potential to contribute to a more profitable and sustainable agricultural industry.

“The NRM Spatial Hub enables land managers to identify changes in property infrastructure, land resources and groundcover over time, particularly after management decisions have been put in place,” Jasmine said.

“Armed with this information, land managers can make informed decisions about how to manage land in future years.”

Landholders are urged to reserve their place early at the Spatial Hub Workshop as places are limited.  RSVP to the Local Land Services Broken Hill office on 08 8082 5204.

For more information about the Spatial Hub project contact Jasmine Wells or Mitchell Plumb at the Local Land Services Western Region office in Broken Hill on 08 8082 5204 or email: [email protected]

Source: Local Land Services.


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