Develop a Geographic Information Systems platform for Dirawong Reserve, Evans Head. This opportunity suits students enrolled in GLY00223 and SCI00211
Time required: Not yet defined
Duration: Not yet defined
Requires face to face contact: Yes
Initially to develop the basic Geographic Information Systems, with future extensions of the project to include features such as walking tracks, recording aspects of the Dirawong for the future; examples include areas of Aboriginal cultural significance, Chinese and European mining history, vegetation mapping including weeds; topographic information such as areas of drainage potentially affecting to the pygmy perch habitat. A further extension could be to the provision of a mobile app for walking track display Basic GIS platform with possible future extensions for example to allow availability for access via mobile phone.
A basic Geographic Information Systems representation of the Reserve with detail of topography and the ability to include other geographical details in future; possible extension to mobile phone app.
Development of GIS platform for Dirawong will assist in management of the Reserve for protection of flora and fauna, preservation of Indigenous and European cultural history and provision of passive recreation in the Reserve
Development of GIS application to a real world case
Access to GIS development platform, IT skills and familiarity with GIS platform are required
Enthusiasm and detailed knowledge of the Reserve, its history and future direction of Reserve management