LISTmap in Schools


LISTmap is a free, easy to use, online map application that allows people to view, create and share their own customised maps of Tasmania, with a choice of hundreds of different layers of information about land, water, natural resources and our environment.

​To make the most of the unique opportunity provided by the GPS i​​n Schools program, Land Tasmania worked in partnership with the Department of Education to refine new educational resources incorporating LISTmap and the Garmin etrex® 10 units purchased for GPS in Schools.  

The Technology is Schools - GPS Virtual Classroom developed by the Curriculum Services eLearning team utilises LISTmap in the on-line delivery of 4 weeks of lesson activities​ mapped to assessment criteria for several subjects in the national curriculum.

LISTmap help

Extensive documentation on how to use LISTmap and the LIST is available at these websites.

Extensive help is also available on the LIST YouTube channel

Land Tasmania have also developed a 1 hour​ training course introducing LISTmap​ enabling interested schools to access training in normal staff meeting sessions. 

Examples of LISTmap functionality

In 1841 surveyor James Sprent undertook an extensive survey of Hobart, producing an impressive set of over 70 plans. These plans were later bound into a large volume, commonly referred to as Sprent's Book. More than a century and a half later, Sprent's Book has been scanned, georeferenced and integrated into one seamless, digital mosaic. By changing the transparency of the Sprent layer, you can easily observe how the old rivulet has been hidden by city buildings – for instance, near Harrington Street.  Note the area where the new Myer building is ​ – the rivulet runs through it.

This bookmark includes the layers for local government areas, land tenure, Authority land, planning scheme zoning and locality (post code) boundaries (not all layers are turned on).  These layers are typically used when investigating common land use queries​, for example – what land is the government responsible for? what land is privately owned? which local government area it is in? and what it is zoned?  

Bookmark used during Greening Australia's southern sustainability workshops for yr11 and 12 students in 2017. The layers displaying include items of relevance to the re-vegation project at Marchwiel used to highlight sustainability issues, including projected sea-level rise, threatened fauna and flora and weeds watchlist and also shows the use of drawing tools including area and length calculations for plan mark-ups.​​

An example of the projected sea level rise data sets available.


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Hobart, TAS, 7000.