This section provides an overview of spatial data mapping available to primary producers and the capacity of a flood map to inform preparation activities.
- How mapping and information developed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can provide valuable information about the likely impact of flooding in Queensland.
- The various types of flood maps and their fit-for-purpose.
- Resources that are available to farmers that may assist in your own flood resilience planning
Queensland Flood Mapping Program
The Queensland Flood Mapping Program is designed to provide fit for purpose maps to a variety of stakeholders. One of the tools that has been developed as part of the project is the FloodCheck Interactive Map. The softwtare enables you to explore the flood maps available for your specific region.
The maps outline historic flood lines as well as the likely extent of flood plains within your specific region. The software also enables you to access reports as well as basin and town flood studies to aid in determining the flood risk for your farm.
Queensland Globe grants access to hundreds of spacial data layers as well as having the option to upload your own data to improve the accuracy of your flood research. Leverage the extensive layers of data at your fingertips to guide your resilience strategy. Identify potential risk areas for your farm by using topography and vegetation layers combined with historic flood data.
Australian Flood Risk Information Portal
The Australian Flood Risk Information Portal provides spacial data and flood studies. This resource comes in handy when you require flood mapping information for areas outside of Queensland.