I plan to implement a community mapping project in a GIS course I am teaching this fall. I plan to send the students out with recreational-grade GPS units to mark and attribute their location throughout the day. I want the students to dump their point data at the end of each week, do a QC for proper attributing, and then upload it to a server for display. I have a couple of questions...
Have any of y'all done this type of project in an educational setting? If so, what type of problems did you run into?
I would like the students to be able to upload their attributed point data to a server and have that information automatically integrated into a master dataset where it can be queried and viewed (web or desktop). I'm concerned about the automatic integration into a master dataset. How can this be done with ArcGIS Server. Is there another approach better suited for something like this?
I am interested in any suggestions or comments. If you have any, let me have it.