Field data collection

Good morning,
I was referred to this group and well as this site


in the hopes that I might fine some help. I am the Floodplain Manager for
our unincorporated areas within the county and going into the field and
collecting data is a portion of that job. Just within the last month I
have been given the opportunity to do more field exploration and I am now
at the point of being overwhelmed by everything. Let me try to explain
what I am needing to do and see if you can give me any guidance.

While out driving my floodplain areas I would also like to be able to track
other issues that I find so I can come back to them and check to see if
work needs to be done, if work has been done etc. Areas I will be looking
for include but not limited to:

  1. Drainage issues
  2. Road/ditch maintenance
  3. Trash on the roadside
  4. Oil/Gas sites
  5. Sign maintenance

Currently I have went out took pictures with my cell, finally remembered to
turn on my GPS coordinates, and then attempting to link my pictures and
notes to Google Earth so that I can easily pull up an area and show our
Commissioner or Road Foreman what is wrong, what it looked like and
possible ways to fix it.

Thank you in advance for any help.

Jennifer,

I am currently finishing up a project that involves collecting data in the
field and then uploading that data to our own web application that uses
Google maps as well as Mapbox to view gps data. Everything is viewable on
the web via the platform we developed. We are finishing up, and we really
like the ODK integration. I would be glad to show you the workflow that is
involved for our field collection and analysis.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like to see a demo of our latest ODK
and Google map integration.

··· On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:44:27 AM UTC-6, Jennifer Mitchell wrote: > > Good morning, > I was referred to this group and well as this site > https://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/odk_gettingstarted.html#forms > in the hopes that I might fine some help. I am the Floodplain Manager for > our unincorporated areas within the county and going into the field and > collecting data is a portion of that job. Just within the last month I > have been given the opportunity to do more field exploration and I am now > at the point of being overwhelmed by everything. Let me try to explain > what I am needing to do and see if you can give me any guidance. > > While out driving my floodplain areas I would also like to be able to > track other issues that I find so I can come back to them and check to see > if work needs to be done, if work has been done etc. Areas I will be > looking for include but not limited to: > 1. Drainage issues > 2. Road/ditch maintenance > 3. Trash on the roadside > 4. Oil/Gas sites > 5. Sign maintenance > > Currently I have went out took pictures with my cell, finally remembered > to turn on my GPS coordinates, and then attempting to link my pictures and > notes to Google Earth so that I can easily pull up an area and show our > Commissioner or Road Foreman what is wrong, what it looked like and > possible ways to fix it. > > Thank you in advance for any help. > > >

Hi Jennifer,

I would start with a small form that captures GPS coordinates, a
picture, and a select one with those five issues.

And if you'd like the data to appear on Google Sheets where it'll be
easy to import to MyMaps and Earth, both Nafundi and Google have
tutorials that will walk through that process.

You can find the tutorials here:
http://nafundi.com/blog/posts/serverless-odk-deployments-with-google-apps
https://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/odkcollect_drive.html

Read over both and then try it out!

Yaw

··· On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:29 AM, Jefferson Francisco wrote: > Jennifer, > > I am currently finishing up a project that involves collecting data in the > field and then uploading that data to our own web application that uses > Google maps as well as Mapbox to view gps data. Everything is viewable on > the web via the platform we developed. We are finishing up, and we really > like the ODK integration. I would be glad to show you the workflow that is > involved for our field collection and analysis. > > Feel free to get in touch if you would like to see a demo of our latest ODK > and Google map integration. > > > > On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:44:27 AM UTC-6, Jennifer Mitchell wrote: >> >> Good morning, >> I was referred to this group and well as this site >> https://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/odk_gettingstarted.html#forms >> in the hopes that I might fine some help. I am the Floodplain Manager for >> our unincorporated areas within the county and going into the field and >> collecting data is a portion of that job. Just within the last month I have >> been given the opportunity to do more field exploration and I am now at the >> point of being overwhelmed by everything. Let me try to explain what I am >> needing to do and see if you can give me any guidance. >> >> While out driving my floodplain areas I would also like to be able to >> track other issues that I find so I can come back to them and check to see >> if work needs to be done, if work has been done etc. Areas I will be >> looking for include but not limited to: >> 1. Drainage issues >> 2. Road/ditch maintenance >> 3. Trash on the roadside >> 4. Oil/Gas sites >> 5. Sign maintenance >> >> Currently I have went out took pictures with my cell, finally remembered >> to turn on my GPS coordinates, and then attempting to link my pictures and >> notes to Google Earth so that I can easily pull up an area and show our >> Commissioner or Road Foreman what is wrong, what it looked like and possible >> ways to fix it. >> >> Thank you in advance for any help. >> >> > -- > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "ODK Community" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Hi Jennifer
See this article
http://researchplusjournals.com/index.php/IRJECE/article/view/250
On our work on irrigation in Indonesia were the data we collected are a little similar to yours re maintenance etc. We made a few refinements to the form and found multiple choice entry the most convenient.
Regard
Ken