Download a Word file of the Collection Form.
Please fill in as many sections as you have information on and leave the others blank. See the Collector's guide for advice on filling in this form.
Latitude and longitude: Name of point
Would you like your name to be acknowledged on the webpage?
Collector's contacts (email, phone, address):
Date point visited:
How did you get to the site?
How close to the point did you get? (e.g. I was 200m S):
At or close to the point
Location: A narrative on how the point was reached or how close to the actual point it was possible to get. Other information (if relevant) could include the name of the property or National Park in which the point is located; the nearest populated place or significant physical feature; road or roads close to the point; the local government area; and the major drainage catchment.
The Landscape: A description of the landscape in the immediate vicinity of the site could include landforms,; soils and geology; vegetation; land use; and any fauna (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians) noted in the area.
Within the Degree Square
The Country: General description of the topography, elevation, geology, vegetation and so on across the square. Any significant landscape features such as rivers, mountains and so on should be mentioned.
The Climate: Climate characteristics (e.g. wet summer-dry winter) and variability across the whole square with averages for rainfall and max/min temperatures etc from BoM web site (can be left to RGSQ Coordinator)
Extremes of Nature: Descriptions of the impact of major natural hazards such as cyclones and floods. The RGSQ Coordinator will provide lists of events including earthquakes in the degree square but descriptions (and photos) of personal experiences would be a very welcome addition.
The Indigenous Story: A narrative that describes things such as language groups; traditional use of the land or waters; sites of significance; early episodes of conflict; modern administration (e.g. native land claims, etc) and so on.
European Exploration and Settlement: A narrative that includes information on the early exploration; what attracted settlers to the area (e.g. mining, pasture, cedar getting etc); early settlement; pioneering infrastructure (such as railways and dams), and so on.
Today: A narrative that describes the present day use of the land; economic activity (e.g. mining, tourism); settlements; population (2006 census data will be provided by RGSQ Coordinator); major infrastructure; and so on. If there is a town or city in the square some commentary on the urban landscape (with photos) would be interesting
Pictorial Essays: A provision exists for people to provide photos etc of features in the square that they feel are significant, e.g. a unique landscape feature such as the Glasshouse Mountains or the Undara lava tubes, or a built feature such as a characteristic style of architecture. The aim is to have lots of pictures and just enough text to make the pictures meaningful.
And anything else that you believe is worthy of inclusion - it is your geography that is important.