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A Mobile Field Data Collection Set of Activities

Blog Post created by jkerski-esristaff Employee on Jul 6, 2017

I created a mobile field data collection set of activities recently for the Esri EdUC, and wanted to share it with the wider community.  The activities include two main approaches:  (1)  ArcGIS Pro and the Collector for ArcGIS app, and (2) the Survey123 tools and app.  Both are useful for educational purposes and far beyond--in natural resources, transportation, public safety, and in many more fields.  The ArcGIS Pro and Collector section starts with adding data to an editable feature service that I set up, publishing a spreadsheet and making it editable in ArcGIS Online, using ArcGIS Pro to create a feature class with domains, publishing it to ArcGIS Online, and adding data to it in the field using the Collector app.  The Survey123 section starts with adding data to an editable feature service that I created with Survey123. The next activity involves creating a Survey123 using the Connect method involving Excel, followed by another survey along the same theme (campus infrastructure and vegetation) using the Survey123 web tools.  The activity ends with using Survey123 to collect data in the field.  

 

The activity is here.  

The Flickr album containing the sample images for the tree mapping exercise is here.

The Tree Collection sample CSV is here.

The example map for adding data to using Collector is here.

The example Marriott campus map for adding data to using Collector is here. * 

The example Survey123 campus vegetation map is here and the form is here.  *

The resulting Survey123 Marriott campus vegetation map from the Connect Excel method from the activity is here. * 

The resulting Survey123 Marriott campus vegetation map from the web form method from the activity is here. * 

Note that the items marked with * are shared only with those who attended the workshop at the EdUC, but you can use the activity to create your own forms and maps using the procedures provided. 

Part of the activity that uses ArcGIS Pro to create a geodatabase and a web map for field data collection.

Part of the activity described here, where ArcGIS Pro is used to create a geodatabase and a web map into which field data can be collected. 

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