Our spatial research showcases the diverse range of projects that Federation University Australia is supporting through the team at CeRDI. Projects are at various stages of their evolution but share common goals to inform ‘big picture’ understanding and enhance decision making, create greater efficiencies in communication, increase the quality of information and support policy formulation and evaluation.
Visualising Australasia’s Soils
A place to discover and share soils information, activities and research from Australia and New Zealand. VAS brings together (federates) soil related datasets and information created and managed by government agencies and organisations, industry groups, community groups and individuals.
Agricultural Research Federation (AgReFed)
AgReFed is a co-operative of Data Provider Communities with the shared vision: "To enable FAIR Agricultural data to accelerate innovation in and increase profitability and sustainability of Australian Agriculture".
Visualising Victoria's Groundwater provides a central site for accessing Victoria's groundwater information. VVG consolidates data from multiple authoritative sources, includes 2D and 3D visualisations, hydrogeological models and historical records and maps.
Online Farm Trials is an exciting initiative that brings nationwide grains research information directly to the grower, agronomist, researcher and the wider grain industry through innovative online technology.
The Barwon South West region has adopted a knowledge management approach for fire and emergency planning at the State, Regional and Municipal levels.
UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscapes (HUL) approach is providing Ballarat with a new approach to dealing with change. The goals is help shape our future while acknowledging what is distinctive and valued about our past and present.
The Corangamite Knowledge Base is an extensive collection of publications, technical reports and spatial information on all aspects of the Corangamite Catchment Authority region.
The Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base includes reports, research papers, maps and descriptions related to current and past soil series mapping, land capability and suitability assessments, agricultural trials, and soil research and investigations.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) Planning Portal
The NRM Planning Portal enables Landcare networks and their Catchment Management Authority partners to share information about past works and projects and to come up with joint priorities which have the best potential for funding.
The South West Climate Change portal provides regionally specific climate change information to support NRM planners, land managers and community groups adapt to a changing climate.
Visualising Victoria's Biodiversity provides a central site for accessing Victoria's environmental information. VVB brings together existing environmental datasets and information created and managed by government agencies, organisations, community groups and individuals. VVB is a partner site to SWIFFT.
State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams are advancing citizen science by facilitating awareness, information and knowledge sharing across Victoria and south-eastern Australia.
Aboriginal Heroes of Fire, Food and Flood
The project has uncovered over 100 reports of Aboriginal people saving non-Aboriginal people from bushfire, drowning and the tracking of lost people and their livestock in the period 1800 - 1930.
Community Based Emergency Management Portal
The My Community Portal will enable communities and organisations to work together and plan for emergencies by supporting the gathering, publishing and sharing of information.
Corangamite Flood Portal
The Flood Portal brings together information for stakeholders on floodplain management within the Corangamite Region, including an interactive flood report, and provides the opportunity for stakeholders to input into the Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy.
EstuaryWatch is a successful citizen science program that supports community members to actively participate in the monitoring of estuary health.
Forecasts for Profit
This applied Research Development and Extension project will work with the grains industry to improve the way we can communicate and use imperfect, though improving, seasonal climate forecast information.
How Well are We Adapting Portal
The Western Alliance for Greenhouse Action (WAGA) is committed to action and advocacy to assist local governments to the west of Melbourne respond to climate change. Its members are the Cities of Brimbank, Greater Geelong, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham, and the Shire of Moorabool.
Litter Watch Victoria
The LitterWatch mapping portal brings together data to provide a snapshot of litter monitoring.
National Waterbug Blitz
The National Waterbug Blitz is Australia’s first nationwide citizen science, waterway monitoring event. Citizen scientists will uncover clues for assessing the health of their local waterways and wetlands by exploring and identifying the waterbugs that live in them.
The Southern Farming Systems (SFS) soil probe network portal (ProbeTrax) has been established to monitor and assess soil temperature and moisture conditions from 62 soil probes which have been installed across the major soil types of the high rainfall zones of Victoria and Tasmania.
River Detectives is an exciting education initiative of Catchment Management Authorities (CMA’s) inspiring teachers and students to understand, appreciate and care for their local waterway through engaging, cross-curricular, citizen-science activities.
The Yarra Catchment Atlas
The Yarra Catchment Atlas is the place to go to when you want to learn about the Yarra River and its catchment.
Visualising Ballarat is a mechanism for knowledge building and for planning, enabling end users to directly access complex data sets from a single point of access and to participate in the localised knowledge building process. The data sets available include data relating to historic landscapes, trees, parks, views, and landmarks, natural landscapes, geology, services and infrastructure, boundaries and regulatory tools.
Waterwatch Victoria is a successful community engagement program connecting local communities with river health and sustainable water issues and management since 1993.
Wimmera Information Portal
The Wimmera Information Portal (WIP) is a collaboration between the social, health and community services arenas within the Wimmera region to help address systemic disadvantage.
Soil IE Demonstrator
A web client developed as part of CeRDI’s involvement in the OGC Soil Data Interoperability Experiment. The map consumes soil data from global partners delivering complex WFS services. Includes demonstration of the use of a remote Web Processing Service to infer soil new properties. View demo video.
The Bool Boola data collection was undertaken as part of a PhD study and assessed differences in avian biodiversity across different forest age-classes, including mature stands (> 100 years), in a managed, mixed-species eucalypt forest located in Gippsland.
The Eureka Stockade: An Interactive History portal contains historical overlays and points of interest in the Ballarat area around the time of the Eureka Stockade. This dynamic map is an interactive spatial interface to the underlying information.
A visualisation to illustrate the commute patterns of Federation University staff. This visualisation was developed to support planning around telecommuting and environmental impact assessments associated with staff commuting.