Do you need to capture data in the field?

If a new field data capture system were to be designed that leverages modern technology and avoids the historic challenges of field data collection, the wish list of functionality would at least include:

  • End to end digital data capture (no more field notebooks or subsequent manual transcription)
  • Real-time use of collected data (allows for immediate response or analysis)
  • Use existing equipment, but also accommodate enhancements (no new hardware requirements)
  • Flexible connectivity for rural or spotty coverage areas (disconnected editing)

Introducing Survey123 for ArcGIS, a new field data gathering product by Esri.

How can GIS help safeguard your community from the storm?

This Esri Insider blog post details steps for your community to Prepare, Plan, and Recover for flooding, one of the most costly natural disasters that government agencies face. The screenshot below as well as those in the article are GIS web mapping applications being consumed by San Bernardino county California citizens, planning agencies, response teams, and field crews on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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