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.
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.
Maroochy and Mooloolah Catchments
Lower Fitzroy Catchment
Northern Gold Coast Catchment
Lower Brisbane Catchment
Terrain (Wet Tropics) Natural Resource Management Group
Interactive Map viewer (swipe map)—Queensland Wetland Program
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.
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 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 video highlights the importance of wetlands in the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef.
Duration 4m 06s
How to find your way around WetlandInfo.
Duration 6m 01s
WetlandSummary is a comprehensive tool which allows users to explore wetland information and statistics according to different spatial divisions across Queensland.
Duration 7m 11s
Did you know you can download Wetland related maps and view them in Google Earth? This video will show you how.
Duration 5m 02s
If you have a GIS application, you can download wetland mapping resources and other datasets which are featured on WetlandInfo.
Duration 2m 20s
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.
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.
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
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
Demonstrates great rehabilitation and monitoring work occurring at a natural wetland in an agricultural production area in the Pioneer Valley, west of Mackay.
Duration 3m 49s
Groundwater and groundwater dependent ecosystems
The following videos help to visual the components and processes of groundwater dependent ecosystems.
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.
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.
Brisbane City Council
Duration 3m 22s
Silver Screen Pictures
Duration 10m 05s
Brisbane City Council
Duration 7m 17s
Shorebirds and other water birds
Brisbane City Council
Duration 3m 23s
Peterson Field Guides
Duration 7m 03s
An overview of migratory bird research being conducted at the University of Queensland.
Duration 8m 10s
Other videos about wetlands
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 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 official YouTube channel for the Ramsar Convention.
The Ramsar Secretariat
Last updated: 20 December 2017
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Videos and interactive maps, WetlandInfo 2013, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 20 December 2017, .