Say Goodbye to Clipboards . . . and Hello to GIS Mobile Apps

SSM’s GIS department created and is now implementing customized field data collection apps for your mobile device that allow easy and accurate field data collection. We are in the process of replacing unreliable paper-based data collection with a digital solution that fits the needs of field personnel in diverse environments. The customized app guides the user through a series of questions where answers range from yes/no or multiple choice to free-form responses. The data collected, including site photos, are tagged with geographic coordinates to create automatically generated maps, tabulated reports, and real-time analytics. These applications also work well for simply taking field notes (through voice-to-text) and capturing site photos.

Check out an illustration of how field data collection through mobile apps can increase field work productivity.