03 Sep 2012 to 03 Sep 2012
Given the continuing decline of New Zealand’s biodiversity the Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to work more effectively on a national scale both internally and with its conservation partners in community, iwi and business. With the adoption of an enterprise GIS architecture and the advances in the ability to utilise mobile and web based GIS with minimal development the Department, Whio Recovery Group and Genesis Energy, realised an opportunity to engage distributed whio recovery sites, enforce consistent best practice and maintain dynamic national picture of the species status.
Not only is this an opportunity for whio recovery, but also presents a project of appropriate scale and scope to be a manageable yet comprehensive exploration of this technology, so as to establish a framework for wider biodiversity management. The solution is required to be intuitive to non GIS professionals including community groups whilst delivering information of the quality required of the science it supports; it needs to be effective and reliable in remote disconnected environments with limited GPS reception.
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