Landholders to see the benefits of latest mapping technology at upcoming workshop
21 July 2017
Western Local Land Services are inviting landholders to attend a workshop to learn how to use Australia’s world-leading new land management tool, FarmMap4D which was previously known as the Natural Resource Management (NRM) Spatial Hub.
The full-day introductory workshop, which will be held in Broken Hill on Thursday, 3 August, will provide landholders with the knowledge, skills and tools to efficiently and consistently map, plan, analyse and monitor their property infrastructure, land resources and groundcover.
Whether landholders have attended previous workshops on the NRM Spatial Hub and consider themselves skilled in this area, they are still encouraged to attend so they can brush up on what they’ve learned previously while learning new skills from FarmMap4D General Manager, Phil Tickle.
“At the click of a few buttons, the FarmMap4D allows users to create user-defined farm maps, plan fences and water pipelines and estimate long-term safe carrying capacity,” Western Local Land Services Senior Land Services Officer, Jasmine Wells said.
“Landholders will also learn how to analyse seasonal trends in groundcover within a paddock or entire property at any time in the last 30 years to assess land condition and the impacts of management and investment decisions.”
In addition to this workshop, Mr Tickle will also be running a two-hour introductory workshop at the Western Landcare Forum which is also in Broken Hill, on Friday, 4 August at 2pm.
Landholders interested in using FarmMap4D who are unable to attend the full-day training workshop are encouraged to attend this session so they can get an idea of what this technology is capable of.
Landholders are asked to RSVP for the full-day workshop to Ms Wells on 0417 488 496, so that arrangements for computers can be made.
If landholders are unable to attend for the full day, they are asked to specify this when they RSVP.
Late RSVPs will be accepted, and landholders that are able to bring their laptops are encouraged to do so.
The workshops will be held at the Broken Hill TAFE, 248 Argent Street, and will start at 9 am with lunch provided.
Funding for this workshop has been provided through the National Landcare Programme.
Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.