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Wetland Information Capture

Wetland Information Capture (WIC) is an online information capture system that allows approved users to contribute data to a wetland inventory database. It also provides some basic validation checks for data uploaded from field survey proformas.

For any wetland inventory to be effective it is essential that the data within the inventory remains current. As new data is being added it also needs to be integrated with the existing data.

River between Cairns and Croyden a month after Cyclone Larry, 2006 Photo by Cathy Ellis

Quick facts

Interactive data capture tools
are available to collect and submit inventory data to the Wetland Information Capture (WIC) system.
If you are interested in contributing data or require more information, please contact us.

The Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts has the ability to store and provide access to the data contributed to the wetland inventory database by external parties. Any individual or organisation that contributes data to the wetland inventory database remains the custodian or owner of their data.
Types of data of particular interest for inclusion in the database are:

  • on-ground inventory data including data on geology, flora, fauna and water quality
  • metadata from any wetland study
  • regionally important data (e.g. data from Waterwatch, bird surveys or on subcatchment boundaries)
  • wetland data from substantial research programs
  • mapping of wetlands at finer scales than is available through the Queensland wetland mapping project.

A number of interactive data capture tools is available to collect and submit inventory data to the Wetland Information Capture (WIC) system.

If you are interested in contributing data or require more information, please contact us.

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Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Wetland Information Capture, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 11 February 2019, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/contribute-data/>.

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