You are GIS. Your work matters. Share your experience with Survey123 for ArcGIS at the Conference!
The 2017 call for papers covers 60+ session topics highlighting the GIS solutions today and in the future. The user sessions combined with the UC plenary and lightning talk presentations will bring more than 900 speakers together covering more than 260 sessions dedicated to the success and advancement of geospatial technology. As an Esri UC presenter you will gain recognition and exposure to over 16,000 Esri users who represent over 26 unique and diverse fields. Coming together with the common goal of answering today’s challenges with tomorrow’s GIS to create a better world.
The submission deadline is October 28 November 7, 2016. Do not worry, you do not have your presentation ready by then. Guidelines to submit your proposal can be found at Esri UC | Call for Papers
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All accepted presenters must upload their presentation prior to the UC in order to present and be included in the proceedings. If your paper contains sensitive information and you are concerned with sharing certain information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations are typically 20 minutes or less. This year's committee will evaluate all abstracts and make selections based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified after the selection process. A detailed program of presentations and events will be provided prior to the conference. A projector and screen will be provided in the presentation room.
A new Survey123 for ArcGIS YouTube playlist has been published with Survey123 video tutorials. Thanks a lot to Derek Law, Tina Jin and Jessica Neuner for all the passion and energy that you put to get these videos out.
As of today, we have 17 videos, but we will be adding more. We want to keep the video short and to the point. If you have any ideas for new videos, please let us know!
You've collected your data using Survey123 for ArcGIS, what's next? There are several ways the Survey123 website can help you analyze and visualize the results of your survey. The Analyze tab enables some great reporting capabilities that help you review, understand, and interpret your survey results. It provides some simple, but very powerful reporting tools such as making charts, word clouds, etc. These tools can help you better interpret your survey results.
Viewing Results - The Analyze tab
At the Analyze tab of a survey, you can view the aggregate results of your survey- each question, aside from image questions, will display a chart. Depending on the data type, the charts available will be different:
From the Analyze tab, you can print your entire survey summary results as a PDF file. You can alternatively hide questions from your report using the 'Visibility' setting. When ready to print, use the 'Print Current View'; if your browser supports PDF generation, you can then save the result to a PDF file.
With the latest update to the Survey123 website we also have enabled the printing of individual responses. In the 'Data' tab is now the option to view the details of a response. From there you can print that detail or save as a PDF file.
What will we improve?
Looking forward, an area we are working on is providing additional capabilities to filter survey data totals to be able to see statistics based on the values of questions or submission time. We also want to support bulk printing of records.
We also want to enable you to share the survey results with groups of people. At the moment, only the owner of the survey can look at the analyze tab.
Try out the Analyze tab, Detail view, and printing and let us know what you think!
Survey123 for ArcGIS version 1.7 introduced support for more advanced mathematical functions, which can be called in the calculation and constraint columns of a survey question. The table below is a summary of the new mathematical functions.
With these newly supported mathematical functions, sophisticated calculations can be applied to answers in a survey. Here are just a few examples of ways that some of these functions can be incorporated into your survey.
Example 1: The area of a circular plot would be quite hard to measure directly, and without these functions you would likely need to rely on estimations or use a calculator. Now, though, the area can be calculated with this expression automatically by Survey123 for ArcGIS.
Example 2: Say you are putting together a vegetation field survey. You want field users to visit a series of sites, each with 5 plots. You do not need them to sample every plot. Instead, you want them to randomly survey 2 plots in each site. The following screenshot illustrates how using the random and round functions you can make survey123 automatically present the plots to visit to the field user.
Looking at the example above closely, you will notice that we use the random function first. This function picks a random number between 0 and 1, which we multiply by 5 to scale the range to five points as needed, then we add point five and round to keep the site number between 1 and 5.
Example 3: I do not intend to describe in detail the next example, but I wanted to share it with you to illustrate the level of complexity that calculations can support. This particular example was generously shared by a Survey123 user during our beta testing for 1.7 and it calculates the water flow within a pipe based on the speed of the water, diameter of the pipe and other variables.
If you want to learn more about how to use Mathematical functions I recommend you have a look at the following:
Try out our new mathematical functions to make your survey form smarter!