WetlandSummary also provides access to WetlandMaps—an interactive map service that gives users fast and easy access to wetland information via a web-based GIS. Go to an area type of interest (e.g. basin) and use the WetlandMaps link at the top of the page. You will then be taken directly to that area on WetlandMaps. Watch a demonstration to see how you can access WetlandMaps using WetlandSummary.
The search function is used to find a place in Queensland. The search can be in the form of a street address, lot/plan, coordinate or keyword (see examples below).
The search is performed using 2 search services, WetlandMaps and Google. The WetlandMaps search uses state government data and Google to match the user’s search.
Address: 123 Fake St, Brisbane
Keyword: Lamington National Park
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The base map provides the user contextual information for navigating and viewing maps. There are 5 base map options to choose from:
Map (default): Google street map
Satellite: Google satellite imagery
Greyscale: Google street map styled in black and white
Street Map: MDS (Map Data Services) Foundation Map
Terrain: Google terrain data
Please note that there may be discrepancies between state government information and information displayed by the base maps.
How to zoom
To view a layer in WetlandMaps, check the check box next to the layer name. If the layer is within its viewable scale range, it will be displayed. If it is not within its viewable scale range, zoom in until the layer is visible.
Adding to/removing from the legend
There are a number of layers that don’t appear on the layer legend. To add a layer to the legend, click the 'Add/Remove Layers' button. This will display a dialogue box listing the layers that may be added to the legend. Check or uncheck the check boxes next to the required layer names and click 'Done'. The checked layers will remain on the layer legend.
Reading the legend
Next to the layer name on the legend you will notice a symbol which represents the layer's symbology. If it is a '+', the layer will have multiple symbols representing the layer. Click on the '+' to view its symbology.
Find and selecting features within a layer
This function allows the user to search for features within a layer using a text search. To search for a feature, click the ‘magnifying glass’ icon to the right of the layer name in the layer legend. This will display a dialogue box containing a search field. Enter the search term inside the search field and click the ‘Find’ button. A list will appears with results that match the search term. The features can also be buffered if the check box above the results is checked and a buffer distance is specified. Finally, click the required result to select and zoom to the selected feature/s.
Click on the layer name to view its metadata.
This is a link to the Department of Environment and Science (DES) website where you can produce a map of referable wetlands.
The Queensland Spatial Catalogue - QSpatial website allows you to download mapping data.
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Clicking the 'Full Extent' button will zoom the user to the extent of Queensland.
The ‘Identify’ is triggered with a single-click on the map. Only layers that are turned on and are within the scale will be queried. Once data is added to the map, click on a feature. This will display a list of features that are located at that particular point.
The results will appear in a pop-up balloon. Click the ‘+’ symbol to expand the feature results. To highlight the feature on the screen, check the check box next to the ‘+’ symbol.
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Save, Zoom, Buffer and Delete. See feature controls below.
The select function allows the user to search for features in a layer using a text search. The user selects the layer of interest from the drop-down list, next the user selects the field name that is used to find the feature/s. Then the user enters a search term in the text box and clicks on the magnifying glass to search the layer for the required feature/s. A list appears that matches the search term. Finally, the user selects the required result by clicking the radio button and then the 'Select' button. This will select all instances on the map that match the search criteria. If there are too many results returned, the user will be notified and no features will be selected.
The draw function allows a user to draw a point, line or polygon on the map. A point is drawn with a single click on the map, whereas a line or polygon is drawn by clicking on the map to mark the vertices of the shape and double clicking on the final vertex to end the drawing function. Information is displayed once the drawing is completed. A point will display its coordinates, a line will display its length and a polygon will display its area and perimeter.
This function is currently under repair.
The report function allows a user to produce a PDF map plus a tabular report for a user-defined area. The tabular report can be a PDF or CSV file. The area can be defined using the current displayed extent, selected features or buffered features.
A flora and or fauna species list can be added to the tabular report. The species list can be subset by taxonomic class.
The inventory function allows users access to DES’s wildlife and wetland inventory data. There are 3 ways to search.
The ‘Project Sites’ search allows the user to search for sites that a particular project has visited or plans to visit. When the user selects an organisation, a list of projects from the organisation will be displayed. Further options may be set to limit the query. Results can be limited to wetland inventory data only and projects from the currently displayed extent.
To view the sites on the map, click on the check boxes next to the project and then click on the 'Run Query' button. This will display the sites on the map. If a point has a number on it, it represents a cluster of points. As the user zooms into a cluster, the cluster will break up and display the individual points. These points can be clicked on to display summary information about the site.
The 'Project Surveys' search allows the user to search for surveys that a particular project has completed. When the user selects an organisation, a list of projects from the organisation will be displayed. Further options may be set to limit the query. Results can be limited to wetland inventory data only, within a certain time frame or within a certain precision, that lists projects from the currently displayed extent.
The 'Species' search allows the user to search for species sightings. When the user enters a search term and clicks the magnifying glass, a list of possible species will be displayed. The species family and/or calls can be set to narrow the search. Further options may be set to limit the query.
To view the species location on the map, click on the radio button next to the species name and then click on 'Run Query' button. This will display the locations on the map. If a point has a number on it, this represents a cluster of points. As the user zooms into a cluster, the cluster will break up and display the individual points. These points can be clicked on to display summary information about the site.
To view the surveys on the map, click on the check boxes next to the project and click the 'Run Query' button. This will display the surveys on the map. If a point has a number on it, this represents a cluster of points. As the user zooms into a cluster, the cluster will break up and display the individual points. These points can be clicked on to display summary information about the site.
The ‘Clear’ button appears at the top right of the map and is represented by a ‘bin’ icon. Click this to remove all selected and buffered features as well as all inventory sites.
More feature controls
There are more feature controls available within the pop-up balloon. Different features will have different functions available to it.
The 'Zoom To' function will zoom the user to the features extent.
This will buffer the feature by a distance defined by the user.
This will save the feature to the map. This function is useful if the user is only interested in one particular feature in a layer. The user can save the feature and turn the layer off.
This will delete the selected feature.
The 'Help' button will display this page
Please consult the metadata for more information on data licencing as well as the terms of service of Google Maps.
You must not use the data for direct marketing or in breach of the privacy laws.
If you wish to distribute the supplied data you must organise an additional different licence by contacting the department.
The State of Queensland as represented by the department is the owner of the intellectual property rights in and to the supplied data or has the right to make this supplied data available under licence arrangements.
Disclaimer and indemnity
You agree to accept all responsibility and risks associated with the use of the supplied data. The department makes no representations or warranties in relation to the supplied data, and, you agree that, to the extent permitted by law, all warranties relating to accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose and all liability for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) incurred in any way (including but not limited to that arising from negligence) in connection with any use of or reliance on the supplied data are excluded or limited. You agree to continually indemnify the State of Queensland and the department (and their officers and employees) against any loss, cost, expense, damage and liability of any kind (including consequential damage and liability in negligence) arising directly or indirectly from or related to any claim relating to your use of the supplied data or any product made from the supplied data.
Last updated: 4 September 2014
This page should be cited as:
WetlandMaps help, WetlandInfo 2013, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 17 May 2018, .