Using GIS technology (Konect software) for data collection

Presenters: Emma Mann & Scott Nutt, Banyule City Council

Presentation Slides

Collecting data is vital for biodiversity management. While many of us still use a trusty pencil and notebook, there are many new technologies available that streamline data collection and storage. Emma Mann and Scott Nutt explore the software used by Banyule’s Bushland Management department – Konect, which can collect and transfer geo-referenced data in the field from a tablet or smartphone.

Emma’s experience with Konect meant that her team could check their newly collected data in the field against previously collected data in real time, instead of waiting to get back to the office. Scott then took attendees through a demo of Konect, and the functions it can perform for biodiversity managers.