DAF

DAF

In-field data capture solution for monitoring and mapping fire ant locations.
IndustryGovernment/Agriculture
RegionQueensland

About the Project

Case study logo
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is responsible for the identification, treatment and monitoring of fire ant infestations throughout Queensland. As a category 1 "super pest" fire ants pose significant health and environmental risks to Queensland residents.

As part of DAF's 10-year eradication plan they needed to modernise their reporting and monitoring systems, particularly surrounding in-field data capture which was done almost entirely on paper, to be later manually logged into the system at the DAF field office.

One of April9's senior developers was deployed to DAF's IT department to assist with the development of an in-field data capture platform. The solution allows DAF fire ant inspectors to input data in real time using an iPad, to update job status, inform regarding access to the property, report on the severity of the infestation, whether the treatment was successful or not, schedule further treatments, take photographs, and allow for comments from the inspector and from the property owner. All the information is then logged against a single case file and securely uploaded to DAF's database.

The solution was also integrated with GIS mapping to allow for fast and easy identification of fire ant nests upon arrival at the property. Once establishing access to the property the inspectors could follow the layered GIS map to locate the identified fire ant nest and apply treatment. If further infestations were discovered at the property during the inspection/treatment, DAF's inspector could either apply treatment directly and log it in the system, or mark the nests' locations on the map to be scheduled for future treatment.

The solution is currently in use by DAF as an integral part of their 10-year fire ant eradication plan, and contributes to more accurate assessment and data capture, reduced costs in admin and labour, and provides a universal information system which DAF can use to leverage data for fast and accurate decision making.

Related case studies

Image for surf-life-saving
In mid-2020 Surf Life Saving Foundation raised their hand, in need of two new modern, secure websites to help drive their fundraising campaigns – April9 dove in to help.
Case study logo
Case study logo

Related services

System Integration

System integration is a cornerstone of any digital transformation strategy. Correctly executed, you can increase your competitiveness, transform your processes, reduce costs and risks, minimise IT complexity and maximise ROI. Make the best use of your company's resources by harmonising disparate systems and having everything flow as one.

ICT Staff Augmentation

Got an urgent or mission-critical ICT project and need to support your in-house team? We've got some of the top developers, engineers, programmers, coders, architects, and project managers standing by to help. Rely on us for resourcing – both public and private organisations throughout Australia have done so for years.

Articles

cover image

How to Communicate ROI and IT Value to the Business

Communicating IT value to stakeholders is no easy feat, but it’s not an impossible mission, either. Learn how you can translate your visions into value.

Read more
cover image

10 Tips for Mobile App Security - Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe

With mobile apps’ popularity growing exponentially every year, so do the threats. Your mobile app, however, doesn’t have to face these risks. Find out how in this blog.

Read more
cover image

3 Reasons yout IT Project needs a business analyst

Business Analysts are leading the charge towards a dramatic change in the way businesses operate. If you’re looking to see how you can leverage business analysis for your company, read this blog today.

Read more
cover image

How to Communicate ROI and IT Value to the Business

Read more
cover image

10 Tips for Mobile App Security - Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe

Read more
cover image

3 Reasons yout IT Project needs a business analyst

Read more

Let’s talk about your project

Send us a message, or drop in and visit our office.
Level 2 / 10 Market st, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia

Our Partners

Microsoft logo
AWS logo
Google cloud logo
Atlassian logo