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Local community groups took up the challenge to modernise their mapping this week during the latest in a series of community training sessions. Built specially for Natural Resource Management groups, GRID (Geographic & Reporting Information Database) is an easy-to-use mapping system that allows community groups to capture and manage their spatial information.

Community members from the Shire of Irwin’s Sustainable Environment Committee and Geraldton’s Batavia Coastcare Network jumped at the opportunity to learn how to use the new system.

Brendan Jeans from the Shire of Irwin said GRID offered the Committee and community groups a simple to use centralised mapping platform.

“The Committee relies heavily on volunteers and with a high turnover of members involved in the various projects such as tree planting, clean ups and weed treatments, GRID is the perfect tool to capture and share this information,” he said.
“Integration with other GIS systems is also very useful in an age where we are becoming so dependent on technology.”

If you would like to know more about GRID, can getting access for your community group, please check out the NACC website


This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

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