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Videos and interactive maps

Online videos and interactive maps are becoming a popular way to provide information, allowing the viewer to see the story unfold before their eyes.

Map Journals are a tool used to present a story using real maps that can be interrogated, zoomed in and moved to explore the area in more detail.

Below you will find links to a number of demonstrations and wetland related videos and Map Journals.

Filming the Brisbane City Council Shoreline documentary series Photo by Queensland Government

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Catchment Stories—Queensland Wetland Program

Catchment Stories are developed using the Walking the Landscape process and presented via Map Journal web map applications. The catchment stories take users through maps and other multimedia to provide interactive, in-depth information.

The Pumicestone and Mary Catchment animation YouTube videos were developed using the Walking the Landscape process.

Terrain (Wet Tropics) Natural Resource Management Group

Terrain has developed catchment profiles incorporating Walking the Landscape processes.

Interactive Map viewer (swipe map)—Queensland Wetland Program

Moreton Bay mangroves and associated communities interactive map viewer

The Moreton Bay mangroves and associated communities interactive map viewer is an interactive swipe map that visualises changes in the extent of mangroves and associated communities in Moreton Bay, Queensland, between 1955, 1997 and 2012. This map viewer was developed with the Queensland Herbarium to enhance the knowledge, understanding and awareness of mangrove communities and estuarine wetlands in South East Queensland.

Videos—Queensland Wetland Program

Watch these videos developed under the Queensland Wetlands Program. There are 'how-to' videos to show you how to use WetlandInfo tools and resources, as well as informative videos about the wetlands of Queensland.

Why are Queensland's migratory shorebirds disappearing?

Millions of migratory shorebirds migrate annually from Arctic Russia and Alaska to Australia. Recent research shows that some species have declined nationally by more than 75% in 20 years. Data from Moreton Bay indicate that migratory shorebirds are declining while resident species are not, suggesting that the causes of these declines might lie outside Australia.

Duration 44m 10s

Wetlands and the Great Barrier Reef catchments

Wetlands and the Great Barrier Reef catchments highlights the many values of wetlands in the Townsville and Burdekin Shires and promotes the importance of wise management of these areas in helping to protect the outstanding universal value of the Great Barrier Reef.

The video features interviews with farmers, local government managers, volunteers, fishers, natural resource managers and Traditional Owners.

Duration 9m 51s

The Great Barrier Reef—Our wetlands

The Great Barrier Reef—Our wetlands video highlights the importance of wetlands in the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef.

Duration 4m 06s

WetlandInfo website tour

How to find your way around WetlandInfo.

Duration 6m 01s

Using WetlandMaps

View the section you are interested in.

WetlandMaps is an interactive online map tool through which users can easily access Queensland wetland spatial information.

Duration 12m 02s

Using WetlandSummary

WetlandSummary is a comprehensive tool which allows users to explore wetland information and statistics according to different spatial divisions across Queensland.

Duration 7m 11s

Exploring wetland KML files with Google Earth

Did you know you can download Wetland related maps and view them in Google Earth? This video will show you how.

Duration 5m 02s

Downloading wetland mapping data in ESRI Shapefile format

If you have a GIS application, you can download wetland mapping resources and other datasets which are featured on WetlandInfo.

Duration 2m 20s

Wetlands in the Landscape: Connectivity

Looking at the whole landscape, recognising what features exist, identifying all the elements that affect it and understanding how they work together is important for managing the landscape. Essentially, we need to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively 'read' the landscape if we want to be wise managers of the landscape.

Narration script

Duration 9m 50s

Best management practice

How should wetlands be managed and maintained in order to achieve the most beneficial outcome for the environment and for landholders? The following videos illustrate best management practices for wetlands. For other best management practice information and videos see the Wetlands Project Search Tool.

Why sugar cane growers restore wetlands in the Burdekin Region

This video tells the story of Papale's, a cane farming family in the Lower Burdekin, north Queensland who chose to turn an unproductive area of their cane farm into a wetland.  While wildlife in the wetland is thriving, the Papale's believe that farming systems and the environment can live hand in hand. 

Duration 2m 11s

Quagliata's lagoon demonstration site

A Burdekin cane farmer shows other farmers how the rehabilitation of a wetland on his property will benefit his cane farming enterprise and also the quality of water entering the local waterway.

Duration 5m 11s

Blacks Beach constructed wetland video

Blacks Beach constructed wetland video highlights the design characteristics required when building these structures to help achieve water quality improvements in a local urban development in Mackay.

Link to page

Duration 4m 24s

De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project

Demonstrates great rehabilitation and monitoring work occurring at a natural wetland in an agricultural production area in the Pioneer Valley, west of Mackay.

Link to page

Duration 3m 49s

Groundwater and groundwater dependent ecosystems

The following videos help to visual the components and processes of groundwater dependent ecosystems.

Read more about groundwater dependent ecosystems

Geology in the Surat Cumulative Management Area

This short video presents a three dimensional view of the geology in the Surat Cumulative Management Area. This geological information is used to inform modelling processes.

The Surat Cumulative Management Area covers extensive CSG development in the Surat, southern Bowen and Clarence-Moreton Basins.

Surat Underground Water Impact Report

Duration 3m 48s

Queensland University of Technology groundwater visualisations

The Groundwater Systems Research program operates a versatile software package that can produce 3D visualisations of geological and hydrological systems.

Moreton Bay

Sharing Shorelines—Moreton Bay Marine Parks

Brisbane City Council

Duration 3m 22s

Sharing Shorelines—corporate documentary

Silver Screen Pictures

Duration 10m 05s

Sharing Shorelines—children's documentary

Brisbane City Council

Duration 7m 17s

Shorebirds and other water birds

Queensland Wader Study Group

Brisbane City Council

Duration 3m 23s

Identifying shorebirds

Peterson Field Guides

Duration 7m 03s

Video tour of migratory shorebird research at the Fuller Lab

An overview of migratory bird research being conducted at the University of Queensland.

Fuller Lab

Duration 8m 10s

Other videos about wetlands

Australia's amazing wetlands, World Wetlands Day 2012

Each year, world wetlands day is celebrated to promote wetland conservation. Wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality.

Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Duration 3m 18s

A new type of river management is coming!

A short animation film on river management by the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water Agency.

The European River Restoration Community of Practice in partnership with the Environment Agency and Agence de l'eau Rhone Méditarranée Corse

Duration 3m 30s

The Ramsar Convention on YouTube

The official YouTube channel for the Ramsar Convention.

The Ramsar Secretariat


Last updated: 20 December 2017

This page should be cited as:

Videos and interactive maps, WetlandInfo 2013, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 20 December 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/video.html>.

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