Democratizing Datasets: Mapping Land Use in Queensland, Australia
Authors: Craig Shephard
To map land use across more than 700 000 square miles, the Queensland Government has implemented an innovative mapping system for technical and non-technical users. A suite of Esri products are used to gather, check and publish data via desktop, field and mobile devices. The system could be applied to any large-area mapping program. Land use maps are a fundamental dataset for natural resource management and monitoring, natural disaster recovery and biosecurity response.