Survey123 for Unsolicited Seeds

07-29-2020 03:51 PM
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I am sure you have all seen the news of unsolicited seeds turning up in many states across the US which is creating obvious concern. 
State Agriculture Departments are responding in various ways, including soliciting for emails or phone calls. Others have leveraged the Esri platform, realizing this as a perfect use case for Survey123. 
States such as Ohio and Alabama have stood up their own Survey123 forms. In Ohio, they let us know that as of noon today, they received 300 reports since standing up the survey Monday afternoon! They are able to easily report this directly to USDA on a daily basis. 
To this end, we've made a little generic form as food-for-thought. If you have any questions or need any support, feel free to reach out to Sunny Fleming or Mike Bialousz.

Natural Resources ArcGIS Survey123 State and Local - Environment and Natural Resources 
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As a follow up to this, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released theirs today.  For them, they wrapped this into an ArcGIS Hub site that describes the issue and related info and incorporates the Survey123 survey.  They stood this up in a matter of hours and is already providing great return given the 1000s of calls and emails they were receiving to report the seeds.  Check out the press release and Hub site!  

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I'm the national solution engineer for Esri supporting State Environmental Agencies. While my first love is botany, I love all things environmental and enjoy supporting our customers whether they're in regulation, environmental health, parks, fish and wildlife, agriculture, heritage programs or even historic preservation realms!