Abstract: In an effort to streamline the monitoring of pastoral leases in South Australia the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) Pastoral Unit has developed and implemented the use of a field based data entry system (FDE). The system comprises specifically designed software and field rugged hardware, significantly reducing time taken in the field for Pastoral Lease Assessments and Inspections and eliminating the laborious task of office data entry. Additional benefits include reduced reporting times, greater accuracy through validation of data at the site, greater accuracy and timeliness of map edits, considerable time saving in navigation and site relocation and significant reduction in paper used. It also means scientific staff spending a greater proportion of their time doing what they have trained for and less time on administrative level tasks.
J. Maconochie, F. Facelli, C. Baulderstone, 2012, Development and implementation of a field based data entry system (FDE) used in land condition monitoring of pastoral leases in the South Australian rangelands., Conference Paper, viewed 11 December 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3654.