Mapping Tools

Getting Started

ESRI ArcGIS Online is pretty easy to use but to ensure you get the most out of it some helpful things have been compiled into a very short document. CLICK HERE to open it.

Interactive DIY Maps

The interactive DIY maps are designed for people who want to explore useful mapping layers and make their own maps – it is a sandbox of map exploration tools. You can query, search, print, annotate (draw on), rearrange the layers, turn layers on and off, play with layer transparency, view the attributes of the layers and more... The one thing you cannot do is contribute data or information. Whilst you can annotate the map by drawing on it, all annotations are temporary and are not saved or kept.


This map contains a variety of NRM related datasets and is like a jack of all trades. A great map to have a look at if you are not sure where to start.

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This map contains datasets focussing on climate change adaptation and carbon sequestration.


This map contains datasets focussing more on terrestrial biodiversity and landscape connectivity.


This map contains datasets focussing more on waterways, wetlands and water quality.


Interactive Project Map

This map shows current and past NRM related projects within the Wet Tropics Region.

Map Layer Listing and Data Download

There are a lot of mapping layers accessible through the mapping tools and these are in the process of being uploaded in into the Resource Library.  In the meantime, if you would like more information about the layers, you can download the listings by clicking here

Contribute or Capture Data

If you are capturing data or have existing spatial information or data that you would like to contribute please contact Gary Searle.

Please note that if you want to capture data relating to natural resource management Terrain NRM (as custodians of the regional NRM plan) may be able to setup simple and interactive online data capture mapping tools for you to use. Contact Gary Searle to express interest.