Best Workflow for Daily Rain Gauge Readings

11-11-2021 12:32 PM
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I have a utility crew that currently uses the Field Maps App for general underground utility map viewing, and Survey123 for manhole inspections.  The same crew currently does a rain gauge reading daily at a couple fixed locations around their service area.  The rain gauge readings are written down on a piece of paper, and they would like transition this process to the GIS.

What is the best "super-simple" workflow to take this daily reading at several fixed rain gauge locations?  I don't want to create a new feature point every day, so I am guessing some sort of relational table?  Not sure how that would work with the new Field Maps smart forms or the ability to use a QR code at each rain gauge that they could scan and have it automatically bring up the data entry form?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  I am used to setting up collection for point data, not tabular data, so I figured I would ask for some suggestions.

Thank you

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