Knowing the location of weeds and pest animals is integral to effective pest management, and maps are valuable tools for recording pest information and planning and determining treatment methods.
Biosecurity Queensland produces grid-based annual distribution maps for over 40 pest species, as well as detailed distribution maps to aid specific research or project work. It also produces predictive maps created from pest modelling programs that show where pests are likely to occur. This type of map can help in early detection programs and assist in resource planning and prevention activities.
- Sharing spatial data about weeds and pest animals
Discussion paper that examines the benefits, challenges and options for sharing spatial information on invasive plants and animals
- Spatial Pest Attribute Standard (SPA Standard)
- Annual pest distribution maps
Maps showing the location of pests, how extensive the problem is and who it affects
- Predictive pest maps
Maps predicting where pests are likely to be present considering environmental factors
- Management strategy zones, including containment lines and barrier fences
Maps showing current management strategy zones, including rubber-vine, lantana, wild dog and rabbit barrier fences