The Tropical Savannas CRC website now features
a Map Maker for the Victoria River District in the Northern
Territory. The Map Maker is based on a Geographic Information
Make a map. You can produce maps of vegetation, soils or land
systems, together with information on these features such as
vegetation community types, soil types, soil water holding
capacity, nutrient status etc. These maps can be viewed at scales
from the whole VRD down to a few square kilometres. These maps can
be overlayed with property boundaries, river courses, roads etc as
desired. They can then be saved to disk and then printed out, used
in a powerpoint presentation or emailed.
- Check out fire histories. You can view fire scars patterns in
the VRD for the years 1993-1998. Each fire scar can be queried for
its date by clicking on it. You can also cross-check the fire scar
patterns with vegetation and rainfall maps to look for patterns in
- Explore landscape relationships. What soils does mitchell grass
occur on? What sort of soils are in the sandstone country? The
relationship between soil types, vegetation and land systems can be
checked by comparing different map layers.
- Refer to background information on bioregions and the VRD which
are acessible through links to other sections of our website.
- Get assistance from a substantial help section that explains
how to use the Map Maker. VRD Map