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CeBIT Spatial@gov 2012 - Alex Harris, Managing Director, Digital Publishing Australia
 

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    CeBIT Spatial@gov 2012 - Alex Harris, Managing Director, Digital Publishing Australia CeBIT Spatial@gov 2012 - Alex Harris, Managing Director, Digital Publishing Australia Presentation Transcript

    • KoalaTracker.com.auCROWDSOURCING:The link between people, policy and place
    • WHY CROWDSOURCE?Lack of government dataQuestionable accuracy of existing mapsLimited national dataNo cohesion between state dataExtensive area to coverExpensive to obtain accurate data via traditional methodsStatic data vs dynamic, timely dataMostly urban, semi-urban area for which public can account www.koalatracker.com.au
    • KOALAS DON’T DRINKwww.koalatracker.com.au
    • WHY KOALATRACKER? ! Koala Habitat INDICATIVE MAP ONLY (species listed Habitat distributions are compiled as Vulnerable) using a range of datasets of known to occur varying quality and should only be used as a guide. The presence likely to occur of the species or its habitatAll the numbers regarding should be confirmed by using ! Cairns may occur local information sources. Further information is available through Koala Habitat the departments Protected (species not listed) Matters Search Tool known to occurhow many koalas are left www.environment.gov.au/epbc/ ! Townsville pmst/index.html likely to occur may occur Hughenden ! Mackayare simply guesses ! Queensland Longreach ! ! Emerald ! Rockhampton !Koala habitat assessment is Charleville ! ! Bundaberg ! Noosabased on pixel colour on a ! Cunnamulla ! Brisbane !satellite image ! South Ballina Australia Bourke ! Coffs ! Harbour New ! ! Tamworth South Cobar ! !We didn’t know what we Wales ! Dubbo ! ! Newcastle ! ! Parkes ! ! ! Sydney ! Milduradidn’t know Hay ! ! ! Adelaide ! Wagga Wagga ! Canberra ! ! Echuca ! Albury Victoria ! Eden ! Melbourne © Commonwealth of Australia 2012 Possible range of the koala www.koalatracker.com.au ! ! ! !
    • Lake Weyba PeregianEerwah Vale
    • KOALATRACKERmapping areas inhabited by koalas
    • KOALATRACKERmapping areas inhabited by koalas
    • KOALATRACKERmapping areas inhabited by koalas
    • www.koalatracker.com.au
    • KOALATRACKER.COM.AU www.koalatracker.com.au
    • UNEXPECTED DATA Historical data Swimming not unusual Tracking & saving individuals Drinking of water common Broader diet revealed Evidence of social interactions Evidence of learning & communication skills An urban animal www.koalatracker.com.au
    • USEAGE DATASeveral thousand members nationwideGood uptake in QLD and SA, limited in NSW & VICMore than 2,500 sightings from members in 2.5 yearsQuality, detailed reports, spectacular photographySome duplicate data in obvious areas (i.e. Noosa)Broad demographic of users weighted to BoomersOnly one politician - The Hon. Warren Truss, MPRegularly accessed by government departments, councils,energy companies, environmental consultants www.koalatracker.com.au
    • FINDINGSUnknown unknowns, void of information revealedUsed by rescue groups who sign their reports with initials ofgroup, and can be searched via keywordNot enough rescue groups use it - i.e. some groups say theygive their data to government, don’t want to duplicateThe need for promotion is constant, people need remindingExpensive and time consuming for an individual to manageCreated and maintained at personal cost of ~$180,000 to-dateCopied by Australian Koala Foundation last year www.koalatracker.com.au
    • WHERE TO FROM HERE? Crowdsourcing is the future Best with single repository/map Constant PR campaign Widespread use/contributions Government support Financial support www.koalatracker.com.au
    • ALEX HARRISKOALATRACKER.COM.AUMobile: 0412 635 274Email: alex@koalatracker.com.auWebsite: www.koalatracker.com.au