Inspector Gadget – Mobile data collection for plant biosecurity
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Andrew Crowe
Collecting accurate data about the location and type of an outbreak or interception is vital for monitoring plant health nationally, and for targeting responses and limiting impacts of pests and disease. We have developed a system to allow plant health inspectors to capture accurate data in the field which links up to the existing inspections database, and are developing online maps to help inform stakeholders about plant health risks and aid in the management of pest and disease outbreaks.