As part of the Pilbara Corridors project, we have been collating information on where projects have been done in the Pilbara, and this is shown in the interactive map below.  The centroid layers provide information about the projects, the polygons show the extent.

What is shown here?

The Pilbara Corridors team have been collating information on the projects that are being done in the Pilbara (both extents and centroids for the polygon areas), and attempting to generate a boundary on the map for these projects. A cumulative “heatmap” is also shown so that a general feel for the projects in the Pilbara can be used as a reference as well.

This map shows the extents of the projects we know about and have been able to compile to date.  It is by no means exhaustive – for example, there are still many biological surveys we have not captured, and some of that is captured in the Pilbara Biological Survey Database, operated by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.  Over time this map will have additional information added to it, adding to our knowledge of the Pilbara.

What do the categories mean?

There are a number of categories for these projects, and a brief description on each is below.

  • Agriculture and Pastoral – projects that are focused on agricultural outcomes, such as Environmentally Sustainable Rangelands Management planning,
  • Cultural and Heritage – includes projects that are delivered by indigenous groups, as well as surveys and other research projects relating to other cultural aspects,
  • Fauna – studies that are about faunal species, such as research into translocations or other projects,
  • Feral Animals – invasive fauna surveys, documentation and control projects,
  • Fire – any projects looking at fire regimes, frequency and the like,
  • Flora and Vegetation – studies focusing on individual floral species, such as germination trials, or surveys and research of vegetation communities,
  • Hydro – river, creek and catchment research,
  • Soils and Geology – any soil or geological research, surveys or projects,
  • Strategic Planning – strategic reports focusing on more regional and cumulative aspects,
  • Tourism – documentation of specific or regional tourism initiatives,
  • Weeds – weed surveys, documentation and control projects.

How is this data managed?

Rangelands NRM, one of the partners for Pilbara Corridors, operates the GRID online spatial system which stores the project information.  This information is then made available through a number of web services to the map above.  For more information on this system, contact the team at Gaia Resources.

How can I add my project to this map?

You can document your projects using the template that has been developed for this project, and we can then load this data directly into the GRID system.  The template can be obtained from this link as a compressed (ZIP) file, containing an ESRI Shapefile with an associated spreadsheet explaining some of the values for the fields.  Once filled out, please contact the Pilbara Corridors Program Manager, Ian Cotton to provide this data.

Alternatively, contact Ian Cotton directly to talk about adding your projects to this map.